February 2018

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VFW National Home for Children

The National Home's community is open to families of active-duty military personnel, veterans and – recognizing that the effects of war can last for generations - descendants of members of the VFW and its Auxiliary. The family can be one or both parents with one or more children. War takes a terrible toll on American military and veteran families.  

Emotional wounds, financial stress, fractured family relationships, hopelessness and more can often be the outcome for families with a parent serving our country – now, recently or from earlier generations. 

Families may have a life changing experience when living in our community where they can:

 * Find stability and security during a deployment

 * Recover from a crisis

 * Deal with life's challenges to get their feet under them

 * Keep the family whole during vocational rehabilitation

 * Find happiness that was taken away

 * and more...

From the Chaplain’s Pen …………………………………………….........… Chaplain Al Lowe

Here we are in February.  January sure was busy and I expect the same from February.  Among other things, there is Ground Hog Day – probably one of the more useless designations for a day.  One must be in Pennsylvania to experience anything associated with Ground Hogs Day.   There is Valentine’s Day, another useless day especially if one gives candy to someone.  There is President’s Day which is a combination of the birthdays of Washington and Lincoln and again is useless unless one serves in a Federal job and gets a long weekend.  And there are several more personal days which are not useless, but often hard to remember.

One of the most important days in February is the local VFW Post meeting.  Unfortunately, too many consider this day to be useless, but that person rarely – if ever – goes to the meeting.  Last month, January, the Department of Texas presented some $30K to students for their Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen presentation.  And the VOD and PP is totally a Post activity.  If there are activities celebrating our Presidents, there is a great opportunity to engage other veterans and get them into the VFW.  There is a lot to do and activities to engage in our VFW.

This has been a rough winter; cold, hot, wet, and dry.  Keep in touch with other Comrades.  Give a call or even a visit.  And meet with them at the Post and District meeting.


Al Lowe

District 14 Chaplain


Bible Verse Of The Month

Psalm 15, Verse 2

"He that walketh uprightly, and

wortheth righteousness, and

speaketh the truth in his heart."

Prayer List

Dan Christman

John Pratt



To See Post Calendar for February 2018- Click Here

Continue to be respectful to all.  This is our Post and many have worked long and hard to ensure the enjoyment of all.  Continue to help and take care of the Canteen workers and show your Generosity to them.   Follow the rules and enforce them for the betterment of all. Thanks for the article on the next page. Please put your articles in the RED folder in the Canteen and I will pick them up weekly. This month's article is out of the VA Newsletter and a letter from a member.

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