June 2017

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Vets Views

Post Commander's Message


Greetings Comrades and Sisters,

Summer is here and we have many activities for the Post. Again, congratulations to the new officers for 2017-2018 year. They were installed and take over after our State of Texas Convention in Houston. We still have a lot to accomplish this month and many fun activities to attend.

 We have a full calendar of Meetings, Holidays, Birthdays and Fun.  We start with D-Day on the 6th followed with our Wednesday’s breakfasts at 10:00 hrs.  The 13th will be our Post Meeting with a VPR before at 18:50 hrs. and our last drawing for Life Member or an upgrade to Legacy Member. Be sure to see Larry Youngblood before our meeting to get your tickets. The next day is the 14th Flag Day and the start of our Texas VFW State Convention which ends on the 18th which is Father’s Day. There are many other activities coming up to include the 4th of July and our BBQ Lunch and Float that we will have in the Belton Parade. Thanks again to all who attended and participated in the events of May which included the Post Awards Luncheon, District 14 Picnic and Awards, Belton High School Scholarship presentation, and the Memorial Day Ceremony which was just held on the 29th.          

We continue to be a great part of this community and supporting of others to include the many volunteer hours that some of you put in at the VA in Temple and at Fort Hood supporting Veterans. Being part of the VFW means supporting veterans and the community in which we live. This provides an example for our youth to emulate and someday serve their country 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. Always remember and support our Bingo on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday with Karaoke on Fridays.

I would like to thank all my Officers for supporting me this year (2016-2017) as your Commander. A special thanks to Larry Youngblood and Gary Leofsky for their support this year. The Post made All-State again for the second year in a roll because of our members and their hard work. I would like to thank each and every one of you for making this happen. I will be leaving the Post in good hands with Gary Leofsky for 2017-2018 year. So, let’s all of us get behind our new Commander and shown him the support you gave me. Have a “GREAT” Year Gary!

Hope to see everyone at our next meeting on the 13th of June at 19:00 hrs. or earlier for the VPR at 18:50 hrs.  Thank you all again for your hard work and assistance in all we do here at VFW Post 4008.

Yours in Comradeship,


Loy Dean Gardner II

Post Commander

From our Auxiliary

 Hello Comrades.

Auxiliary I want to first thank all of you for your continued support and hard work, you always answer the call and do such a great job.  Your pride shows through in the programs and luncheons that you put on.  Your efforts and support are always appreciated and add to the success of our goals to help veterans and their families. Again, we congratulate the new officers of the Auxiliary for the next year and hope to see you at our many activities this month.

Hope to see everyone in at our meeting on Tuesday the 13th.  Thanks again for all your hard work and time.

Until Next Month

Auxiliary President

Jessica Kilgore


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