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Comrades, Auxiliary and Supporters,
Y’all deserve a huge well done for your support of our hurricane “Harvey” fund drive. The final sum donated for Hurricane Harvey was Fifteen Hundred (1500.00) Dollars to the relief fund of the Post in Rockport, Texas. Their Post Home was destroyed by “Harvey” and while this sum won’t replace their building, it was sent in the spirit of Veterans helping Veterans and our Communities.
I attended District 1 meeting in Beaufort on Saturday last and the emphasis was on membership. I hope we all realize that our very existence hinges on this fact, for without which, we will be unable to assist our Veterans or our Community. Help us! If your friends or neighbors are eligible ask them to join us.
A representative of The National Cemetery gave an excellent presentation. The VA is accepting registrations from Veterans who desire to be interred in a National Cemetery. This would be a benefit to families in making final arrangements for loved ones since the VA provides the plot and headstone. You can access the application on the VA website by clicking the Cemetery icon.
Our annual joint celebration of Veterans Day will be November 11 commencing at 1100 hours. See you there.
God Bless America and the VFW
J. J. Raby, VFW Post 445
Last month was a busy and sad month as we lost several of our comrades at our Post and
in our district. Our prayers go out to the families for the loss of their
This month I would like call to your attention of two recognition days
that occur in September.
The first one is called Patriots Day on September 11 observed as a
National Day of Service and Remembrance. In the months after the
destruction caused by these terrorists, I volunteered as a Chaplain to go to New York and
work with the people and the families that were involved in this tragedy.
The second one is the National POW/MIA Recognition Day, on the third of September.
The POW/MIA flag was designed by Newt Heisley, and it features a white disc bearing the
silhouette of a young man, a watch tower with a guard on patrol, and a strand of barbed
wire. Above the disc in white letters is written POW and MIA. Below the disc is a black and
white wreath above the motto, “You are not forgotten.” We will not forget.
Rev. Jed Hermes