July 2016

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VFW National Home for Children

Who We Help

VFW National Home for Children A Beginning, a Struggle, a Victory Posted 17 June from the web of the National home for Children. 

Each year we gather as a community to share and celebrate the accomplishments of the children and parents here at The National Home.  This year we honored educational achievement, our preschool and high school graduates, and parent honorees.

The preschoolers were very excited to receive their diplomas and sing their song!  Preschool teachers Ivy Bush and Nicole Mendoza read the childrens’ names aloud along with what they wanted to be when they grew up; there were many wonderful career choices like bike shop mechanic, an EMT, Captain America, and Elsa.

Our graduating High School seniors, John and Corey, both received graduation gifts and Corey received a scholarship to help him next fall when he attends Michigan State University to study engineering.

One of our residents, Lois, stood at the podium and thanked everyone for helping her to get through her tough times so she was able to obtain a certificate in Bookkeeping and secure a full time permanent position.

Husband and wife duo, Brad and Sherry, have both experienced big accomplishments in the past year. Sherry has graduated from Davenport University with a degree in Business Administration and Brad received his associate’s degree at Lansing Community College and plans to attend University of Michigan-Ann Arbor for Psychology.

It was so wonderful to have the opportunity to come together and share in the joy of fulfilled goals.

“Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory.” - Ghandi

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

I suppose nearly everyone has heard that I put my name in as a candidate for State Chaplain.  I truly seek everyone’s support – and vote – and this will be the final time I mention this activity until June of 2017.

One of the things that caused me to join the VFW and specifically the Henry T. Waskow Post 4008 was the activities of the Post.  There are so many things in the VFW in which an individual can become involved that I was almost magnetically drawn into the organization.

For the past couple of years, I have been the chairman of the Voice of Democracy competition at Post 4008.  I learned that the VOD was an active program in 1964 and available to me when I first went to college, but even though I knew some VFW people, no one ever thought to tell me about it.  And when my children went to college and I knew some VFW people, again no one ever told me of the VOD.  And times were rough then and money in the Lowe household was scarce.

Well times have changed.  I AM the chair of the VOD at Post 4008, and I have made it a personal obligation to tell as many people and students as I can of this opportunity, to work for and receive a large quantity of money, to continue the individual education.  While my efforts are concentrated primarily in Belton, the VOD is a National VFW program.  Thus ALL VFW posts in our District and across the world have access to the entry forms, the rules and regulations ((there are always rules & regulations)) and should have a designated Comrade as Chairman/woman of the program as a point of contact.

Folks, it is time again to put our efforts before us and get into the community to tell the parents, teachers and students of the Voice of Democracy.  Some entries will earn some money – all entries will gain some valuable experience.  This is a worthy cause!



Al Lowe


Bible Verse Of The Month

James 1, Verse 5

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of

God, that giveth to all men liberally, and

upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."  

Prayer List

Robert Noble


To See Post Calendar for July 2016 - 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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