Newsletter

November 2016

Vets Views

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VFW National Home for Children

Join the VFW National Home for Children family

Become a Life Member or an Associate Life Member and create a lasting bond between yourself and the mission of the National Home. 

There are two types of membership:

1) VFW and VFW Auxiliary members and organizations are eligible to become Life Members. Life Members may vote for the trustees who represent their National Home District and approve any proposed changes to our bylaws and articles of incorporation. 

2) Any individual or organization wishing to support the National Home’s mission can become an Associate Life Member. Associate Life Members do not have voting privileges.    

Both member types receive a membership certificate and wallet card. The cost is $35 

Life Member Pins can also be purchased for an additional $5. 

 

From the Chaplains Pen ……………………....…………………………  Chaplain Al Lowe

Here it is November and all that happens.  First and foremost, I do pray that YOU voted on November 8.  This is very important for our nation and the VFW cause.  We – all of us, veterans and spouses – have paid the price for the opportunity to vote and there is absolutely no excuse for us not to vote.  Enough preaching!

The month of November brings three birthdays to this family. My eldest daughter, my son, and one grandson all have birthdays in November.  So I guess I will have to write some cards and stuff those cards with that gift everyone wants - $$$.

 November is also Thanksgiving.  We seem to have fantasized this holiday to the extreme.  I can assure all of us that the times were very difficult.  There were virtually no medicines, no plumbing, no electricity, and most of the people could neither read nor write. And only white men could vote; and in some colonies, only white landholding men. All in all, it was a very difficult time in which to live and form this nation of the United States.

 I remember Thanksgiving while I was in Vietnam. And I remember Thanksgiving while on field problems at Ft Riley and Ft Hood in several of the units I served during my Chaplain career on active duty. And I remember my wife coming with me to the Dining Facility in Germany and several Posts in the US, all dressed up and plenty to eat. And my final Thanksgiving was while I was in Iraq and the contract dining facility workers dressed that large facility in memories – which they did not experience as they were not Americans!

 Take advantage of your family time this month. I am not sure how I will celebrate, but it is generally at a church or civic organization feeding others. My wife and I will be there, praying all the time for you, my Veteran Brothers & Sisters, in this time of Thanksgiving.

Blessings,

Chaplain

 Al Lowe

Bible Verse Of The Month

Psalm 67 Verse 7

"God shall bless us; and all the ends

of the earth shall fear him." 

Prayer List

Ray (Deacon) Wells

Dan Christmas

Linnie McCall

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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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