VFW National Home for Children
The VFW National Home for Children's mission is to provide children, youths, and families of veterans, active-duty military, and members of the VFW and its Auxiliary opportunities for growth and development in a nurturing community, and by doing so, serves as a living memorial to all veterans.
It was founded in 1925 as a place where the families left behind by war -- mothers and children, brothers and sisters -- could remain together, keeping the family circle intact even when their serviceman didn't come home.
Today's families face different challenges -- reintegration, post-traumatic stress, high unemployment and rehabilitation from battlefield injuries, among others -- and the National Home has evolved over our decades-long history to meet those changing needs.
From the Chaplain’s Pen……………………………………………….........…………..Al Lowe
Here we go into May and of all things, the first thing on my agenda is The Kentucky Derby! Although I am from Kentucky, went to college and seminary in Kentucky, pastored a church in Kentucky – I never went to see the running of the horses. I did run in a ½ Marathon in Louisville during the Runners Triple Crown, but no going to the Derby. Been to a couple of Derby Parties – and do not plan to go to another – but not the horses. I would say to you, watch it on the TV at your Post.
There are several District meetings during May, each electing their officers for the coming year. Here in District 14, our Commander will be Loy Dean Gardner II. I know Loy, respect Loy, and will be proud and honored to be on his staff. Here is a picture of Larry Sanders giving the obligation to the elected and appointed officers:
It is important for all Comrades to support their elected and appointed officers. Take part in your activities at your Post and the District meetings. And as you can, bring another veteran into the fold.
Bible Verse Of The Month
John Chapter 14, Verse 27
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I
give unto you: as the world giveth,
give I unto you. Let not your heart be
troubled, neither let it be afraid."
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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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