MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDER
As we move forward into our 2nd Quarter Celebrating a Century of Serving Veterans and Families, I want to thank all of you for hitting the ground running in support of our Commander in Chief's directives, challenges, and focus. I have been monitoring the constant Veteran and Community Support that you, your Posts, your Auxiliaries, and your Supporters have been doing with the many different joint Community projects and events. As Commander in Chief has been putting out, remember, we are the "Big Dogs" when it comes to Veteran advocacy and support. Continue to push to maintain our membership at over 1 million members. His goal of 100% +1 is not an unreasonable request, it makes sense. We want to "Hold the line" on membership this year as we focus efforts on getting back into being the center and pillar of our communities and showing the world that the VFW is still here after 122 years, as strong, loud, focused and determined as ever, to demand our Veterans, Military and Families are taken care of and continue to receive the benefits they earned! Thank you, each and every one of you, for caring and for continuing to keep our Organization action focused and the leader of the Coalition of Veteran Organizations! I look forward to seeing you all in my travels and I hope to see a great turn out at this years Mid-Winter Conference as we not only are celebrating our Department's Century of Service, but having our annual banquet focused on honoring our Great Teachers continuing to ensure our youth learn and understand the cost of freedom and to always honor, respect and remember our Veterans and our Patriotic Youth, America's greatest treasure and the future of democracy and our great Republic!
TEAM CENTURY IN ACTION