January 2019

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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

Welcome to January 2019. Normally one will look back over activities accomplished, for instance graduation from high school (1964), entrance into the Army (1966), first child born (1969), and so many more. (the year noted is the year the event happened to me). Maybe you might sit down and write down those critical events in your life.

After you have identified some of events, try remembering what effect you had on YOUR life. For instance, I joined the Army in 1966 and spent a year in Vietnam. My daughter born in 1969, now a professor at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas. I completed college and seminary in 1985 and returned to the Army as a chaplain. Over the next 20 years I touched many soldiers and family members.

Now however, I am going to think forward, and encourage you to do the same.  Sometime this year, I am going to go fishing with my son. And sometime this year I am going with my entire family on a vacation. These are a couple of my personal/family goals. But to all who will read this, perhaps we might combine our thoughts as to what we intend to do for and with the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

I will go to the Mid-Winter gathering and be able to contact many with District Commanders and Chaplains. Later I will go to the State Convention where I intend to place my name into consideration for election as State Chaplain; this will be my third year. It is my intention through the coming year to personally visit District meetings. I plan to be more active in the spiritual health and welfare of this wonderful group of veterans in hospital visitation, funerals, births, weddings, leading in special classes at the District and Post levels – all tied up into making myself more available!

I encourage you intentionally to give your personal time and energy to your family, your community, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

I will start – if I can be of any service to you, give me a call. Blessings and may this be a very Happy New Year to you.

Al Lowe MA, DMin

Post, District & State Chaplain


Bible Verse Of The Month

Isaiah 45, Verse 2

"I will go before thee, and make the 

crooked places straight: I will break

in pieces the gate of brass, and cut in

sunder the bars of iron."


Prayer List

Vernon Beauchamp



To See Post Calendar for January 2019 - 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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