Words from the Commander
Had the opportunity to attend our VFW National Convention in St. Louis last month. Am so proud to see how the VFW is using its considerable influence to help gain legislative support in favor of our veterans. Am sure more of this will be mentioned by others in attendance later in this issue.
Again, in order to support, in the most effective manner our Veterans, families, widows & orphans, membership is a key factor. I strongly urge each Post and District to make this a top priority. Do all you can to make our membership grow and thus be able to better provide support for our Vets.
Was proud to be able to participate in events at the Convention honoring some of the fine and most honorable things accomplished by you and your Posts, Districts and the Department.
Junior Past Department Commander Shawn Watson accepted on your behalf, the All American Department Award (one of only a few awarded.) This truly reflects the successful hard work you accomplished on behalf of our Vets and Communities. DPA exceeded 100% in membership as well as meeting/exceeding all other goals intended to assist our Vets, families, widows & orphans, active duty and local communities to name a few.
Chief of Staff Bob Zaher accepted the award on Department behalf for highest percentage of New Legacy Life memberships. This was an awesome achievement.
Korat Post 10217 Commander Fred Berg was presented with and accepted the Outstanding Community Relations award within DPA by National for the 2013-2014 term. These are but a few of the outstanding accomplishments by you and your Department of Pacific. We all walked tall with heads raised high in St. Louis.
Thank you all and keep up the great work to help overcome our tremendous challenges and achieve the goals set in order to be more able to serve our Veterans.
“Fight for our Vets!”