Commanders Column

Jorge Calderon - 1/29/2020

FROM THE DESK OF YOUR COMMANDER JANUARY 

Post Members of Gross-Yaksh


     Welcome to 2020, to all new and returning members thank you for coming aboard. Our Active Post Members have plenty of accomplishments in 2019 that we are very proud of. As we face 2020, we have quite a bit of work ahead lined up as our Post is hosting Loyalty Days in Wauwatosa on April 25th at Hart Park, where all the activities will take place. As previously mentioned come be apart of our Ceremony, Celebration and Comradeship. 
     Poppy Days at Miller Park is just a few Months away, as always we have a great time with all the Fans that attend and those who support our Mission to help Veterans. Also your continued involvement in your Community counts, so please do reach out so we know that your also helping Veterans. For those who continue to visit Veterans at Hospice Centers, Home Care Facilities or at their home for some good fashion cribbage and convo, let us know we greatly appreciate all you do. 
     Our target was farther than expected but with proper breathing, our eye site on target, and trigger control I think we can get in a great postion to be back on top with 100% of membership with the others for All American. Once again thank you for those who reach out to new Veterans who are passionate about our Mission and allow us to grow with outstanding Veterans in Our Post. See you at our Next Meeting on Feb 11th, 2020 at 1900. 
     Its an Honor to be attending the Winter Conference in Green Bay, WI for the Red Carpet Award Ceremony. Our Patriots Pen recipients and Voice of Democracy recipients have been judged, we will find their place in the coming District Meeting and hopefully one of our Students will be heading to Washington DC here soon. Congratulations to those who represent our Post in both the Patriots Pen and the Voice of Democracy. Great Job Veterans for participating in our Youth event and for leading the way for those students to be successful. 

                   We do more for Veterans 

     We are truly grateful for all heading out and returning home from conflicts in the middle east and around the World. May our Active Service Members come Home Safe and Sound. For those who Pay the Ultimate Sacrifice, may we Honor those for their acts of Bravery, Unselfishness, and Gratitude for the Fight they Fought defending America's Freedom!
 
Semper Fi
 
Calderon, J. L., Jr.
Commander 
Gross-Yaksh VFW Post 6498
Milwaukee, WI
 

FROM THE DESK OF YOUR COMMANDER DECEMBER 

 

 

Members of Gross-Yaksh VFW Post 6498

     May all of you enjoy a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! For all traveling Near or Far, may the time spent with Family and Friends be wonderful and Joyfully exciting. For those who shop local, shop online, or prefer discount shopping be safe and careful out there. 
     Our Community Service Involvement is at its peak season, as we know plenty of Veterans who are unable to spend with Family will love our time and comradeship during the holiday season. If any of us spend time with any Veteran, please relay the quality time spent with those Veterans to our Quartermaster. A few months away on April 25th is Loyalty Days 2020, our VFW Post will be one of the many VFW Posts participating in Wauwatosa. If your in town please feel free to attend or assist us as we march in a 1.9 mile parade throu the business district and residential area near Hart Park.
     78 years ago Pearl Harbor was strategically attacked, many Post Military Organizations around the World paid tribute to those who fought courageously in Hawaii. With just a few Pearl Harbor Survivors left, the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors who cherish their Fathers and Mothers stories of what they did during that devastating day with some who share their Parents stories of what they did during their fight to survive. It was an honor to pay tribute at the War Memorial Center here in Milwaukee with the AmVets whom hosted the Pearl Harbor Ceremony. For those who had a Family member who fought at Pearl Harbor, I'd like to render a Salute to you, and thank you for your continued service. 
     On a personal note Ladies and Gentlemen please dress warm during these bitter cold weeks to come here in the Midwest. If you live down South, out West or on the East Coast do have fun, stay safe out there and continue to promote the VFW and all we do for our Veterans. Members in our VFW Family who are assisting an ailing Loved one, we will be Praying for them and you throughout this Holiday Season. 

               We do More for Veterans! 

     We are truly grateful for all heading out and returning home from conflicts in the middle east and around the World. May our Active Service Members come Home Safe and Sound, for those who Pay the Ultimate Sacrifice. May we Honor those for their acts of Bravery, Unselfishness, and Gratitude for the Fight they Fought defending America's Freedom! 
 
 
 

 

Semper Fi

Commander Calderon, J.L., Jr.

Gross-Yaksh VFW Post 6498

Milwaukee, WI. 


 

 

 

 

 From the desk of your Commander  SEPTEMBER 


VFW Post Members of Gross-Yaksh 


Plenty of event news to prepare for in September and as we brace for Fall in October!  Many Prayers to all those who were affected and relieved to have the Hurricane Dorian miss them in Florida.
Suicide Prevention Month is wrapping up with Awareness Events and how to aid those with thoughts of Suicide.  Our Beloved Service Members who haven't returned-let's Honor those POW/MIA who are also in our Prayers!
Looking for lost golf balls and finishing nine holes with high 60"s makes the end of our Golf League so much fun to be a part of! Can't wait to hear about the Last Golf outing and the Jamboree, see you there!
Thank you everyone who made it to our Post Picnic 2019, let's prepare for next year's!  If you any ideas feel free to share with us!
Are you ready to see Loyalty Day in our Backyard!  It's just a few months away, see you there!  Let's take this time to Remember those who lost a Loved one on 9/11/01!  May we also reach out to our Gold Star Mothers who lost a Loved One who Fought Unselfishly for our Freedom.  Lastly Nat'l POW/MIA Recognition Day, for our Service Members who haven't Returned Home, is the third Friday in September.  
I would like to take this time to send a late Happy Birthday out to the U.S. Air Force and U. S. Nat'l Guard as we grow Older we grow Stronger.  For those who served in those Branches, Thank You for Committed Service to our Air, Land and our Communities.
Let's prepare to send a Happy Birthday to our U. S. Navy, Thank You Sea Bee's, Hospital Corpsman, Sailors and Submariners who are out there protecting our Waters, our Lands and our Air!
If you Ladies and Gentlemen have been affected by someone you know or who has thoughts of Suicide, please reach out so we can get the best care imaginable for you and them, let's not let them win!  Uncommon behavior is a sign that if caught can save that Life.  Always be observant, challenge all even when the mind is at ease.  So please reach out so we can Save 22!
 

WE DO MORE FOR VETERANS!

We are truly grateful for all heading out and returning home from conflicts in the middle east and around the World.  May our Active Service Members come Home Safe and Sound, for those who Pay the Ultimate Sacrifice.  May we Honor those for their acts of Bravery, Unselfishness and G Gratitude for the Fight they Fought defending America's Freedom!

 

Semper Fi

Commander Calderon, J.L., Jr.

Gross-Yaksh VFW Post 6498

Milwaukee, WI. 

 

 

 


 


 


Announcements

LOYALTY DAY APRIL 25, 2020

GROSS-YAKSH HAS BEEN SELECTED AS THE PROUD SPONSOR OF WISCONSIN 2020 LOYALTY DAY EVENTS.

 
 
Attend Your Post meeting
Tuesday FEBRUARY 11, 2019 7:00 PM Hart Park
 
73RD AND CHESTNUT ENTER OFF OF STATE STREET south of athletic field
The VFW has been serving Veterans for over 119 years. You are a member of a truly elite group of comrades. Have you ever thought about how you will be remembered, or what will your Legacy be? As a life member of the V.F.W. we now have an opportunity to leave an indelible mark on our Post, State and the National Organization. Your pride in this organization and its many accomplishments can be secured along with the strengthening of the future for those who will surely need the help and advocacy that founded this, the greatest combat veterans organization in the world. To become a Legacy life member you must first be a Life member of the VFW. There are three levels of Legacy to choose from Gold, Silver and Bronze. The cost of each level is; Gold $1,200 - Silver $800 - Bronze $400. Your Post, Department and National will receive an endowment forever if you chose that option. The endowment would be Gold $18 annually Silver $12 annually Bronze $6 annually. More benefits are included with your Legacy Life Membership. You can go to the National VFW website atvfw.orgor call National Headquarters for more information at1-800-963-3180.
Tommy "T” Tradewell
Legacy Life Membership Chairman.