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NEWS LETTER PAGE 1 Commander                                   Seth Culver Auxiliary President_____________________  ____Anita Hibbard__


Greetings friends, in the name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I hope that you all are doing well! We had a busy Memorial Day weekend.  Greg Desy took over the responsibility of coordinating volunteers for putting out the flags on Saturday and picking them up on Tuesday. Morgan ran that program for 40 years. Thank you Morgan for your service! Thank you Greg for taking over such an important position. A BIG THANK YOU to Anita, Linda and Liz helping with  Buddy Poppy on Saturday! Thank you to Pete and Primo for their commitment to helping on both Saturday and Sunday. They also do the set up and take down. These guys are committed and we could use more help next year.  It is always great to meet veterans of different branches and family members who have a long military history.  Mike and I always serve together doing the buddy poppy fundraiser. Much to our surprise a World War II veteran came up to the entrance, pushing a shopping cart. He had a hat on that said US Navy World War II. He served in the South Pacific. Some of the heaviest combat during World War II. Numerous sailors were injured or killed, and some even drowned being surrounded by sharks. Many ships were sunk. It was an honor to meet this combat veteran still going strong after all these years. Mike and Primo were part of the rifle team at the Veterans monument. Pete, Primo, Mike and myself went to Eskaton Village and did a memorial day program for the residents.  It was serious, but lighthearted at the same time.The residents enjoyed our stories and jousting with each other! Remember D-Day: Allied Invasion of Europe, June 6, 1944. US Army founded 1775 also flag day. June 16 Father’s Day. June 20 Summer begins. June 22 Pledge of Allegiance recognized by Congress 1942 G.I. Bill signed into law 1944. June 30 post 911 G.I. bill signed into law 2008. June 25 Korean war began 1950. June 27 national post traumatic stress awareness day. These are important days to remember just as we remember Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Until next time our friends, with Jesus, love and ours for you, Doug and Liz.



         




           




NEWS LETTER PAGE 1 Commander Seth Culver


Greeting Comrades,


I hope you are all happy and well.  This month of course is the Memorial Day weekend kick off to the summer vacation.  Kids are out of school, and everyone is getting ready for a great time of summer.  But I would like to remind everyone about Memorial Day and what it means to the veterans and their families.  


Memorial Day was originally called Decorations Day and started after the Civil War to remember those whose died in battle and was proclaimed to be May 30th and was celebrate by the citizens who would visit the graves of veterans, have parades and speeches commemorating the fallen veterans.  This tradition continued on May 30 until 1971 when it was officially declared as the last Monday in May (giving federal workers a three-day weekend.)  We, VFW celebrate the day in numerous different ways but the most common one the public sees are by passing out red poppies as way of remembrance for all of those who died in defense of our nation.  We will be out again passing out the poppies so please stop by and get one to show support of the veterans.



On a legislative note, for retired veterans who live in the state, there is a bill currently going thru the state legislature that concerns tax relief for retirees.  It is Assembly Bill 46 and would remove some of the tax liability on your retirement pay.  The bill has broad support but does need to get some more traction.  Please contact your representatives and tell them to support this bill.



Thank you,


Seth Culver Commander.












Auxiliary President_____________________ ____Anita Hibbard__




Greetings friends in the name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  I hope you all are enjoying this warmer weather.  For me it is time to start wearing a different uniform of the day.  That would be tank top, shorts and flip flops!


Sadly Tony who had Cancer passed away.  He is a great guy who was always willing to help. He had faith in Jesus Christ!  For those who share that faith we will see him again.  He was a member of the Auxiliary and I always looked forward to seeing him at the Post.  I considered him my friend.  Anita was able to take family leave from her job and care for him at home.  Please pray for comfort for Anita, family and friends.  There will be  a Celebration of Tony's Life at Indian Rock Christmas Tree Farm at 3800 North Canyon Road in Camino. It will be on June 25th at approixmately 2:00p.m.   Indian Rock is a beautiful place to gather and Celebrate Tony's life.  I hope you all can come!  "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort;  who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.  For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.  (II Corinthians  1:verses 3-5.)  Until next time, with Jesus Love and ours for you, Doug and Liz



Greetings Comrades,

Welcome to the start of the summer fun, I remember back in the good old days this was the start of “The 100 days of Summer” in the Air Force.  They would always stress boating safety, barbeque etiquette, and drinking and driving during the summer months.  So, with that in mind, stay safe during the upcoming summer months.  

I would like to thank everyone who helped out over the Memorial Day weekend. It is greatly appreciated by me.

The VFW has created a Facebook page, or those who are more internet savvy Meta, and is asking people to go to the page and like it and follow.  The link is below, it is a pretty interesting page with lots of information about what is going on around the state with the VFW.   https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558886162911

I have been getting a lot requests for Honor Guards in the past few weeks and sadly we have not been able to fulfill these requests.  I would like to know if we could muster up enough volunteers to create our own Honor Guard instead of trying to cobb together different units.  If you are interested, please reach out to me at seth.culver64@gmail.com and we can see what we can put together.

We are still planning on getting some dinners and other events for the upcoming season and I have heard rumors of getting a Bingo night going with the Auxiliary.  This would be a great adventure for the post and for getting some recognition in the area and hopefully more members.

Speaking of membership, we are currently at 104% of manning, but still struggling to get a quorum at meetings, remember our meeting is at 6:00 on the second Friday of the month in case you might have forgotten the date and time.


Stay safe and cool in the upcoming month.

Yours sincerely,

Seth Culver