October 2016

Vets Views

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VFW National Home for Children

Who We Help

The National Home's community is open to families of active-duty military personnel, veterans and – recognizing that the effects of war can last for generations - descendants of members of the VFW and its Auxiliary. The family can be one or both parents with one or more children.

War takes a terrible toll on American military and veteran families. 

Emotional wounds, financial stress, fractured family relationships, hopelessness and more can often be the outcome for families with a parent serving our country – now, recently or from earlier generations.

Families may have a life changing experience when living in our community where they can:

  * Find stability and security during a deployment
  * Recover from a crisis
  * Deal with life's challenges to get their feet under them
  * Keep the family whole during vocational rehabilitation
  * Find happiness that was taken away

From the Chaplain’s Pen ….............................................................................Chaplain Al Lowe

As many of you know, I am a candidate for the Department of Texas’ position of State Chaplain.  As an elected position, I am travelling to most of the District meetings, meeting many of the Comrades and discovering the work the various Districts and Posts are doing.  And I must say, there is quite a bit being done under the name of the VFW!

One – of many – I wish to bring to our attention is conducted by the Post 2148 of Waco.  Every sixth Thursday, they get food, drink, slaw, chicken & taters from Bush’s Chicken and take it to the VA Hospital in Waco.  There, they offer food and fellowship to the inpatient Veterans experiencing PTSD.  I have gone with them a couple of times, and the outreach and ministry is almost unimaginable.  This past Thursday, I got to talk with several Veterans, to hear their stories, and share with them some of my experiences.

Another Post is in District 3, Post 5073 in Garland.  This post conducts a Free Haunted House from the 28th through the 31st of October. Their poster announces a FREE HAUNTED HOUSE and Bring the kids out, any of the 4 nights, free admission, all donations accepted.  Again, a wonderful outreach into the community, demonstrating the invitation to all with the probability of securing members.

There are so many ways to get out and let people that the VFW, “nobody does more for the Veterans.”

We are members of a Great Organization, doing Great missions in our communities.  As I travel around Texas, I will be observing what is being done and report on who is doing it.  And along the way, I hope to get a few nods of endorsement.



 Al Lowe

Bible Verse Of The Month

1st Corinthians, Chapter 1, Verse 3

"Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from 

Lord Jesus Christ." 

Prayer List

Ray (Deacon) Wells

Jim Evans

To See Post Calendar for October 2016 - Click Here

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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