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
From the Chaplain’s Pen .……………………………………..........……..Chaplain Al Lowe
Let me be among other to wish the reader of this article a Happy New Year. It is interesting how we say, “Happy New Year” as if what we say or how we might say it has influence on what is going to happen, in this care over the next few months. Thus, I am going to wish those reading a Happy New Year, and go so far as to explain what I think may be a few of the most conscious efforts to make the coming days of 2018 happy.
First of all, take care of yourself spiritually. Read wholesome books. Most of the stuff in the newspapers an on the TV (regardless of station) is hyperbole and contains very little truth. I am a Christian and have said that in previous articles. I encourage you to participate in a Christian fellowship. However, there are other spiritually based organizations which the individual might select.
Second; I am an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and I encourage you to be an active member. There are many opportunities, i.e. VOD/PP, planning and participating in committees, organizational groups. And the focus of each organization should be to help and support the Veteran.
Third, be active in your community as a caring individual and an active member of the VFW. There is a plethora of activities not being accomplished because not enough individuals participate.
There are many other activities and events waiting for us to “git’er done” and done correctly. Lot’s of things happening in January, not to forget the Mid-Winter Conference in Austin. Hope to see you then and there.
Al Lowe MA, DMin
Bible Verse Of The Month
Psalm 126, Verse 5
"They that sow in tears shall recap in joy."
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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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