Post 4055-Platte County Memorial Post

Greeting members of VFW Post 4055!

Our next meeting is going to be the 2nd Thursday of December (13 Dec) and we are also going to make it our holiday meal night to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas!

 In years past this was our best attended meeting with old friends coming in from out of town to enjoy a holiday dinner with old comrades and talk of stories from long past times. So if you know of a person that could be a member invite them to the meeting! If there is someone not on the email list please by all means forward this email on to that person or give them a call!!! This meeting is not a closed one, but open to all.

 

Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2018

For generations, the men and women of America’s Armed Forces have demonstrated their willingness to put country before self; patriots who serve for the greater good and who don’t seek glory or recognition or personal gain. On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, our nation honors the contributions of the nearly 22 million veterans living today, and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of liberty and justice.

History has provided us with extraordinary examples of their selfless deeds. They’ve brought hope, faith and liberty to millions of people around the world. The true number of people who have benefitted cannot be calculated and the number of erected memorials or speeches delivered doesn’t begin to represent the true scope of service our nations’ veterans have provided.

The debt owed to the defenders of this great nation is ever-present and it is imperative that on this Veterans Day, we take the opportunity to keep alive the memories, sacrifices and accomplishments of our nation’s veterans.

Veterans Day is not a day for veterans alone. It’s a day for all Americans to be a part of, because every citizen has a role to play in carrying the legacy and burden of freedom. Each citizen must work to ensure that America fulfills its promise to provide our veterans with the benefits and entitlements they’ve earned and deserve.

We must be willing to pick them up when they are down, help point the way to a new life when they return home, and carry them when they are weary. We are obligated to do no less and we are honor-bound to do so. Our veterans deserve our lasting gratitude and respect.

This Veterans Day, the VFW thanks every Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Airman and Coast Guardsman for their service. And we ask all Americans to say a prayer of thanks for those who are serving far away from family and friends. Without their service and sacrifice, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to cherish our many freedoms for the extraordinary gifts they are.    

                                  

Post Commander’s Comments

My name is Robert Munsey, Commander of Post 4055 located in in District 3 of the Department of Missouri.  It is our philosophy that the ‘family of veterans’ takes care of each other on a daily basis and always strives to help each other in times of need. 

Who are we?

Every member of the VFW is a warrior, a combat veteran that is currently or has served and defended the ideals and freedoms of our Constitution by helping to defeat our countries enemies. We continue to serve and strengthen our great nation with the ongoing programs and commitments across the USA, in our individual states, and more importantly, in our local communities where we reside.

We are your neighbors, co-workers, business persons, teachers, family members and friends in your community. We are easy to identify. Simply look for the person with a firm salute and a tear in the corner of their eye when Taps or the Star Spangled Banner is played. We are forever caretakers of our beloved United States of America. We welcome you to join us.

Serving our fellow veterans

One of our core missions is to serve our fellow veterans, regardless of service.  Our VFW Post has a Veteran Service Officer, Mr. Marlin Legault (Email: vsopost4055@mo.vfw.webmail.com), who will be happy to assist any veterans and family members of veterans to obtain assistance for those qualified to receive it.

Veterans do not have to be a VFW member to receive VA Benefits.  Contact any VFW member and they will assist you in contacting a Veteran Service Officer.

Post 4055 also encourages those seeking assistance to contact our full time Veterans Service Officer, Lloyd Blair at (816) 922-2881. Lloyd serves our veterans on a daily basis from his office located at the Kansas City VA Hospital on Linwood Blvd, in Kansas City, MO.

Serving the community

Platte City is located in one of the fastest growing areas of the Kansas City metro region. We are located approximately 10 miles east of Fort Leavenworth and the Veteran Administration’s Eisenhower Medical Center in Leavenworth.  Many veterans, both active and retired, call Platte City and the surrounding communities home.

Our post works closely with the many organizations and businesses in Platte County.  Whether supporting local scouting organizations with citizenship classes or distributing poppies at local businesses, the VFW in Platte City continues to be an enduring presence.

In addition, the post collaborates with our local schools to encourage participation in the VFW’s Patriots Pen program. Our post is also looking towards greater involvement with the local school district to make our members available for classroom discussion.

To find out more details about our post, click on the links below:

For more information or assistance:

If you are a veteran, a family member of a veteran or know of a veteran in need, please encourage them to contact us, or notify us and we will contact them to see how we can help. They do not have to be a member of the VFW for us to help.

I invite all combat veterans that are not yet members of the VFW to contact the Post Commander by phone at (816) 721-7310 or email at cdrpost4055@mo.vfwwebmail.com .  Do not hesitate to contact any member of the VFW so we can answer any questions that you may have on how you too can be of service to your fellow veterans or how you can receive Veteran Benefits.

The District 3 Commander is Robert Kirtley, (816) 238-5007 and the Dept. of Missouri, VFW Commander Ruben Armenta, Phone: 417-270-0069, email: srvicecdr@mo.vfwwebmail.com. We serve the needs of veterans, both active duty and those who have served.

Thank you for visiting to our web site.

 

The Missouri Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities. We invite you to explore this website and our entire VFW Missouri network of sites to learn more about our organization.

If you are a veteran and would like to join the VFW, we invite you to fill out our Join the VFW form.

If you are already a member of the VFW, use the links below to find what you need quickly:

VFW WebMail – Mo VFW Foundation Latest News from the Department

Latest News from Posts in Missouri – Missouri VA Information

Post Website Directory – Department of Missouri By-Laws revised June 2011

Downloadable Forms