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 ………………………………………………….…Chaplain Al Lowe
Here it is November already. Now this is a very important month. Several Districts have their second District meeting in November. Election Day is November 7. Veterans Day is Nov 11. And Thanksgiving is November 23. There is a lot going on and a lot of moving parts.
First of all, I really recommend all Comrades of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to attend their District meetings. It is at these meetings where information is put forth, goals achieved or almost achieved, and mostly a great time of gathering of the Veterans and Auxiliary.
Second is Election Day of 2017. I think there are several local elections happening and to the Veteran, the Election Day is very important. It is Election Day for which we served. And it is the election of candidates and programs by which we exist. Get out and vote!
Veteran’s Day began following the “Great War,” showing honor to those who had perished in “the war to end all wars.” Only a generation later, a paper hanger in Bavaria became dictator in Germany with his evil eyes pointed toward being the “International Paper-hanger.” Then was Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, and now the Middle East. We gather on this day in remembrance of our fallen comrades who gave the ultimate sacrifice. In their honor, Veterans Day memorials will be celebrated all over the country.
In honor of our fallen Veterans, there will be a Veterans Day program at the Belton Senior Activity Center, 842 Mitchell Street, Belton on November 9 the reception at 8:30 and the program at 9:00 AM.
AND FINALLY, at the Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, 503 N Main Street, Belton, November 9-12 there will be a special roaming memorial for all our heroes lost to the War on Terror. This is open to the public over Veterans Day Weekend. See www.harpertalasek.com for times.
Chaplain Al Lowe
Bible Verse Of The Month
Psalm 6, Verse 2
"Have mercy upon me, O Lord;
for I am weak: O Lord, heal me;
for my bones are vexed."
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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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