Commanders Column

Jorge Calderon - 10/4/2019

 

 

 

 

 

 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 DECEMBER 12, 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.