September 2021 Newsletter Posted

Ballard Eagleson VFW Post 3063’s September 2021 newsletter is posted here. Highlights include: Commander’s Corner;Thoughts on Afghanistan; Food, Games and Comradeship Enjoyed at Annual Post Picnic; VFW 122nd National Convention Recap; and Disabled Vets Eligible for Lifetime State Parks Pass.

VFW 122nd National Convention Recap

By Harold Rodenberger, Post 3063 Quartermaster Last year our National Convention was attended via Zoom only. This year in August, Commander Joe Fitzgerald and I went to Kansas City to attend the 122nd VFW National Convention. Because of the continuing dangers from Covid-19, it was a “business only” convention with no Health Fair, Patriotic Parade or hospitality rooms. In accordance with local guidance, effective Monday, August 2nd we all wore…

Commander’s Corner (September 2021)

Comrades, I know this must feel a bit like Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day movie but we must keep our collective heads up and continue moving forward. This second dose of Covid-19 masking will pass too. In the meantime, however, we must continue with the masking in accordance with the mandated state requirements. Who knows if this will be short lived or not, but for now, erring on the side of…

Thoughts on Afghanistan

As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the news coming out of Afghanistan in recent weeks has been tough to watch, especially for our Afghanistan veterans. Here are some poignant words from our comrade, Robert Kettle: I remember clearly 9/11 and the summer 20 years ago at SIXTH Fleet as we worked through Intelligence reporting and all the chatter about a pending strike.  I remember clearly too the COLE bombing…