When my son returned from Iraq for the second time he couldn't wait to join the VFW. Both of his late Grandfathers were active members in the local post and he admired them greatly. I setup a meeting with two members and they welcomed him with open arms. He was very excited and couldn't wait tell his war buddies that he was a Lifetime Member. But soon the excitement wained and then he quit coming to the meeting.
I let things lay for awhile then after about six months I asked him what the… Continue
Added by Jim Walden on October 27, 2008 at 1:00am —
Click on image to visit DVIDS Thanksgiving Greeting Hub. If you have some free time, you can assist us in getting these out by taking a few minutes and uploading a video (or two, or three) from your home State to My VFW WebCOM. Try to use the title, description and tag format used in the following example: …
Added by Ross Myers on October 26, 2008 at 2:54am —
FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – Little Rawan bounced on the couch, clapping her tiny hands, gaining laughter from those… Continue
Added by Ross Myers on October 26, 2008 at 1:30am —
Watch the LIVE FEED of the Commissioning Ceremony from Continue
the US Navy 25 OCT 08 @ 10 am
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand…
Added by Ross Myers on October 25, 2008 at 12:30am —
Added by Ross Myers on October 24, 2008 at 6:51pm —
Great site of Soldier blogging daily about his deployment to Iraq:
Added by Ross Myers on October 23, 2008 at 3:24pm —
"It is not my intention to offend, irk or generally piss anyone off by my opinions stated in this blog. Therefore, it is only right to warn anyone who enters this blog of a few things. I'm an American, I love my Soldier and the freedoms that he and countless others provide to me by their sacrifice and sense of duty. It is my right to speak freely in this blog. It is your right to speak your opinion as well, but know the owner of this blog will boot ya if ya act like a 'tard. Please keep… Continue
Added by Ross Myers on October 23, 2008 at 1:22pm —
The title is mine.... the words are from a good friend, Ted Underwood, who told me he wrote the following during a sleepless night in the middle of some jungle during the Vietnam War.
I haven't seen Ted in over 15 years....I sure do miss ya' buddy hope you're doing well.
A Soldier's Thoughts
My thoughts seem to shift and pass, Continue
as dust will blow through tangled grass.
When borne like whispers upon the wind,
Added by Ross Myers on October 23, 2008 at 11:44am —
Welcome to Departments of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' VFW WebCOM Network. This Network is comprised of close to 10,000 pre-built, established sites for each of the 54 state and international Departments, their Districts and all 8,500 VFW Posts.
In support of the Network, we have added Department toolbars, a video-sharing platform, My VFW WebCOM Pages, a Membership Forum and pre-built 31,000 VFW Department-specific Officer e-mail accounts which are transferable to… Continue
Added by Ross Myers on October 20, 2008 at 2:23pm —
Like you, I have seen so much death and sadness. The pain goes deep. As time passes so do my friends and aquaintences.
Being the Post Commander, I attended a lot of funerals. Some I know and others I don't. last week we lost an American Hero. An Army Lt that fought in the Battle of the Buldge and was later captured by the Germans. Was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. He was a very successful Lawyer, great father and husband , and a friend to all. Like so many WWII veterans, he… Continue
Added by John H Johnson on October 20, 2008 at 1:51pm —
Alan Comes Home © 2003 Gary L. Benton
The morning was cold, wet, and it was developing into a windy day as well. The wind was stronger now than it had been four hours ago when I had awaken. The light rain was driven by the wind, so it appeared to be much wetter than it really was. I was chilled to the bone. Each time I looked at the mound of dirt and saw the casket, I would shiver.
I shivered, not so much from the… Continue
Added by Gary L. Benton on October 19, 2008 at 5:31pm —
I waited a few days to post this entry, because I didn't know exactly how to bring up the topic of being physically fit for the upcoming deer season. I, myself cannot wait to get out into the woods, hoping for that elusive buck to come my way and try to harvest him. I love,live and breathe for deer season, but alas I am getting older and in past years I didn't worry about my health as much as I now. I am nearing fifty and have a few health concerns and my body reminds me about it… Continue
Added by Melanie C. Benton on October 18, 2008 at 6:08pm —
I'm no financial expert, anyone with access to my bank statements would quickly
agree, but I see rough times ahead for all Americans. With the uncertainty of
the stock market, home foreclosures, and with most food, along with gasoline, prices
rising, it's time for us to take steps to assure our survival during the uncertain
In event of the total collapse of our economy, which I pray will not
happen, things will turn rough as the "have nots"… Continue
Added by Melanie C. Benton on October 18, 2008 at 6:04pm —
I am tring to see what happen to a old friend, His Name is Larry Krause, he grew up in Phoenix Arizona, went to school at Kenilwoth Elementry and went to West High School and joined the US Marines in 1969 that was the last time I seen him if any one mite know or knew him please let me know he s/b apx 57 years old today date, please contact me here or at email@example.com
Added by mrreddiamond on October 18, 2008 at 3:59pm —
Anyone that would like to share thoughs about my grandpa I would love to hear from you. He was a Navy man and he started the Keever post in Haysville, Kansas. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sincerely, Sherri Rosenthal
Added by Sherri (Lawless) Rosenthal on October 17, 2008 at 7:48pm —