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What We ARE and What WE Do

 

The VFW Post 6899 is a 501(c)(19) federally chartered, nonprofit, charitable organization. The objectives of the VFW and its Auxiliaries are fraternal, patriotic, historical and educational; to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; and to preserve and defend the U.S. from all her enemies, whomsoever. Our motto is "To honor the dead, by helping the living."

Our VFW Post has approximately 250 members and the Ladies Auxiliary has 140. We are extremely proud of our community service record in Trinity County, Texas.

The members of our Post and Ladies Auxiliary have strived  to build on four principles:

Each of these principles represents what our Post has aimed to do, to give back to the community in which we live and help the veterans that have given so much to defend our great country. In doing this, we remember our comrades who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms. Also, we will never forget our POW/MIA's.

Let us tell you what we do and how we hope make a difference. Our members can become as active as they want to. Interacting with our comrades forges new friendships. Each member gets out of it what he or she puts into it. We believe that helping other veterans and doing community service  is a positive force in our community. Also, our Post is a great place to gather and socialize.

To help other veterans.....

We have lots of activities that is directed toward helping veterans.

In the Community.....

We are extremely proud of our  work in the community. As an organization we are involved in many local events:

These activities promote a positive image of our VFW Post in the community and county. 

A place to socialize....

VFW offers a place to meet and visit with friends and neighbors. There is a variety of fine people in our organization. Many long friendships have been formed by members. Our major social events are:

We are very proud of our Post and the people who volunteer to make it number one. Come visit us! Come join us!

 

VFW Facts
 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES
 

  • Organized in 1899
  • Oldest major U.S. Veterans' organization
  • Received Congressional Charter in 1936
  • Posts - Over 9,000 worldwide.
  • Membership - 1.8 million
  • Headquarters - VFW Building, 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
  • World Wide Web site address: http://www.vfw.org/
  • Washington Office - VFW Memorial Building, 200 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

    Key accomplishments - Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Directly instrumental in establishment of:

  • VA
  • GI Bill
  • Veterans entitlements
  • VA cabinet
  • Veteran status
  • Inspection of VA health care facilities

 

DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS, VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
 

  • Started in June of 1921
  • Twenty-five (25) Districts - 417 Posts
  • Membership - 94,620 members - Largest veterans' organization in Texas.
  • Headquarters - VFW Building, 8503 North IH-35, Austin, Texas 78753
  • World Wide Web site address: http://www.texasvfw.org/
  • Email address: firstname@texasvfw.org - example: roy@texasvfw.org Texas State Adjutant-Quartermaster Roy J. Grona

    Some key accomplishments - Department of Texas:

  • Responsible for elimination of ad valorem tax on Post homes
  • Responsible for maintaining adequate budget for Texas Veterans Commission
  • Responsible for changes in entitlements to Texas veterans (housing, home improvement, land program)
  • Donate over $3-million annually within the State of Texas for Community Service projects
  • Give out scholarships totalling over $150,000.00 annually to Voice of Democracy winners in Texas

 

 

Common Bond Between Veterans


There is a common bond that exists between veterans. It's a bond of friendship, brotherhood and solidarity that civilians might not understand. It's our shared experience, a sense of duty and love of our country. We have chosen to serve to maintain our freedom and our way of life for our children and all the children in America. We love this country with all its splendor, majesty and even problems. It is our country ...  right or wrong. We must never forget our fallen comrades who paid the ultimate price for our freedom and our missing in action. They are our real heroes.  It is a privilege and honor to serve our country. Perhaps General Douglas Macarthur said it best in his final speech at West Point --- DUTY ---HONOR --- COUNTRY.  Written by....Gene McLeod


"You look at me with hostility, saying that I am to blame, for embarrassing the nation, and bringing it to shame, yet you sat at home and popped your pills, loving freely, at your will, while we defended those freedoms, on some distant, bloody hill. We only did the duty, that our Country asked we do. We only did what we were told, with thoughts it was for you. We held this Country in our hearts. As we watched our Brothers die. We vowed our dedication, and we held our heads up high. But you forget who gave their blood, so you could speak your mind. And you forget, the families, we were asked to leave behind, who were also those we battled for, we cherished, in our chore. So tell me now, tell them, indeed, Who harmed our Country more?"
......Written by an anonymous Vietnam vet.

 

 

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