Community service is an important priority in our country and a founding VFW tenet!
The preamble of the VFW’s Congressional Charter is a constant reminder of our mission and our focus as a veterans’ organization:
The purpose of this corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable and educational; to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies, whomsoever.
Henry T. Waskow Post 4008 is proud to announce that we have established a scholarship in honor of our Post.
Post 4008 works with the Belton New Tech High School for the Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation (BEEF).
To date we have donated $50,000.
B.E.E.F. Mission Statement
To enhance the quality of education by engaging the community
to provide grants and scholarships for the students of Belton ISD.
ADOPT A UNIT
4th Squadron, 3rd Calvary Regiment Longknife is a part of our Post 4008 Adopt A Unit Program.
The Longknife Mission
On Order, 3rd CR rapidly deploys
capable combined arms formations
to execute decisive action anywhere
and to accomplish any mission.
Shared Vision Statement
A Regiment of Mounted Riflemen that fights where it is told and wins, with honor, where it fights.
Brave Rifles! Veterans! You have been baptized in fire and blood and have come out steel!
VETERANS IN THE CLASSROOM
Veterans play an important role in educating our nation's youth about the founding principles upon which America was founded. As combat veterans, VFW members can provide students with a unique perspective about the sacrifices America's service members make to maintain freedom for all of us.
When visiting a classroom, a VFW member will prepare a brief introduction, a main presentation and a Q&A session. Depending on the topic, a member may bring appropriate memorabilia, uniforms, photographs and other relevant material.
American history is something we all share, and there's no one better to help tell that story than someone who's had a great part in shaping it.
Contact a VFW POST 4008 member to arrange for a veteran to visit your classroom.