OPINION: Young Veteran, Why Don’t You Care?

VFW Jaimie B By Keith Lucas A disturbing trend is showing younger military veterans falling away from Veteran Service Organizations. It’s time to address this issue at the local level. I recently read an article “Why are the younger Veterans avoiding the Veteran Service Organizations (VSO),” written by Les Davis, a National Recruiter for AMVETS. Before I get […]

Mo VFW Members Receive Award

Mo sign media Jim Rippy, Dennis Sweet,  & Russell Olewinski were presented the Veterans Volunteer Service awards by Lt. Governor Peter Kinder on March 1, 2016 in a ceremony at the state capitol Follow this link to a story about the award – http://ltgov.mo.gov/veterans/verteran-service-awards/ Follow this link to another story about the event – http://www.kplctv.com/story/31379563/mo-lt-gov-peter-kinder-presents-veterans-service-award-to-four-from-se-missouri

VFW Action Corps Weekly, March 4, 2016

CIC 2015 media In This Issue: 1. VFW National Commander Testifies before Congress 2. VFW-SVA Legislative Fellows “Storm the Hill” 3. Help with Choice Program Billing Issues 4. DOD Improves Discharge Upgrade Process for Veterans with PTSD 5. Senator Joins VFW in Fight for Korean DMZ Veterans 6. Navy SEAL Receives Medal of Honor 7. MIA Update   […]

Jesse Reynolds, Missouri’s Oldest Living Pearl Harbor Survivor, Turns 100

Mo sign media Larry Brune from District 1 has put together a real good story about Jesse Reynolds 100th birthday with several photos.  He also provided a link to  a video interview with Jesse Reynolds.  I thought that you would like to learn his story. District 1 article – http://myvfw.org/mo/dist1/dist1/birthday-celebrations-for-jesse/ Article on Flatland Digital Magazine – http://www.flatlandkc.org/people-places/missouris-oldest-living-pearl-harbor-survivor/

Truman VA hosts Mid-Missouri Veterans Art Show

VFW Jaimie B Local veterans are encouraged to enter artwork for public display March 7 at the Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital. The Mid-Missouri Veterans Art Show will feature paintings, drawings and other fine art, along with ceramics, leatherwork, needlework and craft kits, including string art and wood building, according to a news release. Local artists will judge the […]