February 2019 E-Newsletter Available

Ballard Eagleson VFW Post 3063’s February 2019 e-newsletter is available here. Highlights include: Voice of Democracy Winner’s Essay: Why My Vote Matters; Meet the Shredding Crew; Disabled Veterans Can Now Fly Space-A; Military Funeral Honors “Honoring Those Who Served”; Lending a Helping Hand; and Post Represents at County Vets Event.

Voice of Democracy Winner’s Essay: Why My Vote Matters

Kate Cavanaugh, a senior at Holy Names Academy, is our Voice of Democracy winner. Kate read her essay during the December business meeting and received a standing ovation. Kate also placed first at District 2. Here’s her essay in full:   Kate Cavanaugh Voice of Democracy essay (2018) Prompt: Why My Vote Matters   My friend’s English teacher once told the class that the founding fathers were terrorists. He said…

Quartermaster’s Update (January 2019)

By Harold Rodenberger   Halfway through our VFW year, it’s time for a State of The Post post.   Officers and members are sustaining our meeting attendance at healthy levels. Commander Pete is using the round table format, joint public meeting with our Auxiliary prior to the regular business meeting, and good visual aids to make a lively and interesting meeting. If you haven’t been to a meeting lately, come…

Teacher of the Year and VOD Nominees Place First in District 2

Hamilton International Middle School Teacher Daniel Waldschmidt was nominated by Post 3063 as Teacher of the Year and placed first at District 2. He’ll go on to compete at the state level, which will be announced during January’s Mid-Winter Conference in Yakima.   Kate Cavanaugh, a senior at Holy Names Academy, is our Voice of Democracy winner. Kate read her essay during the December business meeting and received a standing…