September 2017

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VFW National Home for Children

National Home Celebrating our 90th Anniversary.  Remembering our Past.

The National Home turned 90 on January 7, 2015. To celebrate, we are fundraising to renovate and update our museum.  Since our founding in 1925, a great many memories have been made here by a great many veterans, children and families.

The current museum was developed by someone who grew up at the Home.  He was really afraid that the rich history of the Home would be lost and he also felt strongly that alumni coming back to visit needed a special place to reconnect. 

What he didn’t anticipate was how popular his idea would be to the thousands of visitors the Home hosts each year.

So he found a building with some empty space in the mid 80’s and six months later it was finished.  When we called to tell him our plans to renovate it, he was thrilled.  Choking back tears, he said, “I am so blessed because of that Home.  I’m proud the museum will be taking on a new life.” 

For the museum to take on this new life with new, modern exhibits that fill in the gap of missing memories, we need to raise $100,000. The goal is to have the museum funded by the end of the Home’s 90th year. Donors that give $1,000 or more will have their name placed on a plaque in the museum.

Help us capture the memories of the childhoods, peace and successes found in the National Home’s past with a generous gift.  You can donate specifically for the museum. If you have pictures or artifacts that you would like to donate or loan, please call Sue at 866-483-9642 or email

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

WOW! What an August this has been. There were vacations, meetings, comings-and-goings. Seems like we have all been busy.

I suppose the most important event in the month of August was the hurricane Harvey which pounded and continued to pound the greater Houston area. In the spring of the past few years, my son and I would go to Rockport and spend a few days fishing. Not this year! I don’t know for sure, but I suppose the pier, house, and patio where we stayed is gone. And the areas of Veterans of Foreign Wars Districts: 2, 4, 16, 17, 19 were all pounded, and in some cases “re-pounded.”

Through Facebook, I learned of the fortitude of our Comrades in the wake of the hurricane. Some doors were blown away, other doors were opened to the displaced. Some Posts need a lot of work, some posts did a lot of work.

This is what we do! We care for other Veterans, and the people in our community. And we must get this story out for others to hear – and give the others an opportunity to be a part of this great organization.

As we head into September and beyond, let us do so with a thankful heart for the opportunities we have. And let us continue in our commitment to serve. No one does more for the Veteran than the Veterans of Foreign Wars.


Al Lowe

Bible Verse Of The Month

2nd Proverbs, Verse 6

"For the LORD giveth: out of his mouth

cometh knowledge and understanding."

Prayer List

 Dan Christmas


To See Post Calendar for September 2017 - 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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