VFW WASHINGTON WEEKLY – May 25, 2007

In This Issue: 1. Congress Passes FY07 Emergency Supplemental 2. House Passes FY08 Defense Bill 3. FY08 VA Budget/Appropriations Update 4. VFW Testifies at Senate VA Health Hearing 5. House Passes 6 Veterans’ Bills 6. House Committee looks at VA Claims Solutions 1. Congress Passes FY07 Emergency Supplemental: The House and Senate passed the FY07 […] Continue reading →

Live Webcast of Memorial Day Ceremony

Live webcast of VVMF 's 2007 Memorial Day Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1 pm, May 28, 2007 The webcast of Memorial Day ceremonies at the Vietnam Memorial will include a special tribute by Tell America to honor merchant mariners who served America during the Vietnam War. Vietnam Veterans of America, Rolling Thunder® Motorcycle […] Continue reading →

VFW Applauds War Supplement Passage

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2007–The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is applauding Congress for the passage of a 2007 emergency war supplemental spending bill that funds the troops without setting artificial withdrawal timelines. “Congress did the right thing by omitting the withdrawal language and retaining the benchmarks for the Iraqi government to reach,” said […] Continue reading →

District 18 Memorial Day Activities

 Posts that have shared their planned Memorial Day Activities To read what West Plains Post 1828 has planned go to: vfwwebcom.org/mo/post1828 To read what Ava Post 5993 has planned go to: vfwwebcom.org/mo/post5993 To read what Mtn Grove Post 3770 has planned go to: vfwwebcom.org/mo/post3770 Licking Post 6337 sent the following info via e-mail: VFW Post […] Continue reading →

Volunteers Needed for National Convention

Volunteers for National Convention are still needed for various details and responsibilities. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please e-mail your name, address, post or auxiliary #, home phone, cell phone, and e-mail address to me at: movfwangela@areatech.com, or call: 888-276-8609. Thanks, Angela Bode, Office Manager VFW Continue reading →

One of the Last to Fall

Special to VFW WebCOM: On one of my visits this year to our family's cemetery plot in Henderson, North Carolina, I happened to notice the headstone in the adjacent plot, which had the name Lt. E. Cedric Harris,  81st Division, 321st Infantry, MG, with his 1899 birthdate and a date of death of November 11, 1918.   […] Continue reading →