June 2018

Vets Views

Post Commander's Message


Greetings Comrades and Sisters,

What a busy month we had in May. I want to thank everyone for all they did last month with all the events that we attended and hosted. I want to thank the officers and those who attended our Memorial Day for the great program at the Post Home. It was a great gathering to remember our fallen comrades and recognize the Waskow family that attended.

I would like to recognize our Post Chaplain Al Lowe for being selected as the National Chaplain of the Year for 2017-2018 year. This is a great honor for Al and our Post. Al Lowe has lead by example on how to be a caring and giving person. Here is a statement from our State Commander Eddie Torres on Al Lowe: Al epitomizes what a Chaplain should be. Chaplain Lowe never judges any person and is always willing to offer his wise counsel. His humility and graciousness add to his reputation in Texas. With his outstanding character, his effervescent personality, his training, his education and his life experiences, Chaplain Lowe has proven that a Chaplain can be more than just the comrade doing the Memorial Service. Chaplain Lowe serves the needs of the Texas VFW well above the job description of a Chaplain. I cannot think of a finer Comrade and friend than Chaplain Allen "Al" K. Lowe to receive the National Chaplain of the Year Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

We had so many events this last month with the District Picnic, Car Show at our Post and Buddy Poppy at Walmart, we were going, going and going. Some of the things on the calendar for this month are the Post meeting on the 12th of June, with VPR’s for D Day. This is followed by the State Convention in Dallas starting on the 13th through the 17th of June. At the end of the month we will be preparing for the 4th of July Parade and BBQ.     

We continue to be a great part of this community and in supporting of others to include the many volunteer hours that some of you put in at the VA in Temple, the USO on Fort Hood and supporting our Adopt-A-Unit 4/3 Calvary who has been a great partner. Being part of the VFW means supporting the community we live in so that others will see by our example and someday serve in the military as we have. 

We want to welcome our new members to the Post please introduce yourself to them and welcome them.  I encourage our new members to come and participate in the many activities at the Post this month, there is something for everyone. Please get out there and recruit new members to help veterans all over.  

Hope to see everyone at our next meeting on the 12th of June at 19:00 hrs. Thank you all again for your challenging work and assistance in all we do here at VFW Post 4008.

Yours in Comradeship,

Post Commander

Gary Leofsky

From our Auxiliary

 Hello Comrades.

Auxiliary, I want to first thank all of you for your hard work in this busy last month.  We had much to do last month with the Post Awards on the 12th, Memorial Day and the District meeting in Harker Heights.  I want to thank everyone for their hard work for all the events and prepare for our busy summer with 4th of July and the State and National Conventions just around the corner.      

Hope to see everyone at our next meeting on Tuesday the 12th.  Thanks again for all your hard work.

Until Next Month!

Auxiliary President,

Jessica Kilgore-Rosa


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