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111 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075
COMMANDER'S COLUMN
 
      June 2016
Greetings Comrades,

     As my office, as your Commander, comes to an end, I want to thank all those who have supported me and worked so hard to make our Post one that has helped many veterans in our area, created a place for good comradeship and good times with one another. I want to thank all of you that have been instrumental in creating an environment that many of us feel is so important to our success and well being. I started to name names, but then I realized how long the list would be! So, I will thank each of you personally.

     At this time we are 98% on our goal for membership this year. We need 14 more members to sign up and be approved by our general membership. I would like to challenge each comrade that is reading this to bring us one new member. This is a good indication that we are not just old veterans drinking beer and telling war stories. We are doing things for the veterans and our community. It is also important especially to other veterans from other VFW Posts in Minnesota to see that South St. Paul VFW Post 295 is active and dynamic!

     The National Home Helpline is the gateway to help for military and veteransí families, providing connections with supportive services and resources in communities all across the nation as well as referrals to our on-campus programs. And our war heroes can take comfort in knowing that their call will be answered by a caring professional who understands the unique challenges faced by todayís military and veteransí families. The toll-free Helpline is answered Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 1-800-313-4200, help@ vfwnationalhome.org

     For the 2 months I have attended School and other Banquets which I have enjoyed seeing the young adults faces receive there awards. I believe we have a bright future ahead of us with the children from South St. Paul.

     I want to personally thank those that served on the Postís executive board who served with me this last year-we couldnít have done the job we did without you. And it was worth every drop of sweat and painful muscle. So with that, I will end this-my last article- and once again voice my thanks to those of you working behind the scenes to make this small effort on the national stage such a huge success. I sometimes wonder what Posts are like who donít have such opportunities to give back, and Iím glad I found Post 295.

     We need to be PROUD of our Service and PROUD of the Veterans of Foreign Wars!


Your Brother in Arms,


Terry Tucker Jr, Commander
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