Newsletter

July 2018

Vets Views

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VFW National Home for Children's

Who we help-

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

As amazing as it may seem, we enter the month of July next week.  I hear a lot of people use July as some sort of date or time concerning the United States. True enough the Declaration of Independence was written in July 1776, but the fact of the matter is that it was in 1775 that a very small group of men – no women, no Africans, every man was a land owner – came together in Philadelphia to “redo” the Articles being used to govern the colonies. As it turned out these fifty-five men, on their own, disposed of the Articles in place and wrote the Constitution. The marvel of our Constitution is that it begins with the word “WE” as the United States of America is a government OF the people – not of the individual.

So, as we gather to eat the hot dogs and drink the suds of a diet coke, we must remember our responsibility of being a good citizen of this great country. This fall we will vote for those who will be our leaders – notice the personal pronouns of “WE” and “OUR”. Our country is unique. No one is born into monarchy – WE the people elect those who will lead us. And no one has dictatorial rights – WE the people elect those who will lead us.

July is an important month on the 200+ year old calendar of our Country. Get out with your citizen brothers and sisters and celebrate. Rejoice and be glad.  And in a couple of months, VOTE.

And between now and then – perhaps you can identify a veteran who has the need of being a Comrade in the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Blessings,

Chaplain Al Lowe

State Chaplain

 

Bible Verse Of The Month

 Mark, Chapter 1, Verse 3

 "The voice of one crying in the wilderness,

Prepare ye the way of the Lord,

make his paths straight"

Prayer

 Jan & Mary

Taps

Dan Christman

(July 11, 1951 - July 4, 2018)

Dan Christman Memorial Service will be at 11:00 A.M. at Post 4008 with Lunch after the Service - Funeral Service at the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen  at 2:00 P.M.

To See Post Calendar for July 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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