Words from the Commander
Warmest regards to all my exceptional comrades within the Department of Pacific Areas.
April was an extremely busy month. First of all, led by our Membership Chairman SVC Homer Kemper, went through the process of determining who qualified to earn All State recognition, thus making them eligible for possible All American selection. The initial key requirement was to reach 100% plus one in Membership by 30 April. Several Posts and four Districts distinguished themselves by achieving this first requirement. Unfortunately, a few came up a little short in achieving some other of the All State eligibility requirements. In any case, I salute them all for attaining the 100% Membership level, as Membership is most important toward supporting our Veterans, families, widows and orphans.
The All State winners are:
Post 1054-Yokosuka, Japan Post 3457-Saipan
Post 9555-Yokota, Japan Post 9892-La Union, Philippines
Post 9612-Camp Zama, Japan Post 11447-Subic, Philippines
Post 10223-Camp Humphreys, Korea Post 12130-Cebu, Philippines
Post 10217-Korat, Thailand
Had the opportunity to visit District II in Japan and participate in an outstanding charity event that they held on behalf of the VFW National Home for Children. Post 1054 held a Charity Concert for the National Home. I was honored to speak on behalf of our National Home during the concert. Over $2,000 was collected to help the Home and its children.
Congratulations to our newest Posts to reach 100% - Post 12109, Waegwan, Korea and Post 9876 in Pattaya, Thailand.
We are having a banner year, as one of our PDCs described it - keep it going and THINK MEMBERSHIP in support of our Vets, families, widows & orphans
“Fight for our Vets!”