2015-2016 National Veterans & Family Support Ambassador
This year we rededicated ourselves to our mission: serving our veterans and their families. All year we promoted the many facets of the Veterans & Family Support Program:
- We spent time educating members about our continued commitment to the VFW National Home for Children.
- We shared history and background on the small, yet mighty, “Buddy”® Poppy that does so much good for so many!
- We placed greater emphasis on, and educated members about, the VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship,” Operation Uplink™, Unmet Needs and Military Assistance Programs.
We must continue to focus our energies on veterans, active-duty military and their families. We want to ensure that when our comrades answer their final call, they are afforded the honors they have earned, but the best way to honor these men and women is make a difference in their lives while they are still living. So many times, we wait too long to tell someone we care about them, to spend time with them, to show them that they are important. Don’t wait until it’s too late to show you care; take the time to make a difference in the life of an uncommon hero today.
A huge thank you goes out to every member for your hard work and dedication in serving our veterans, active-duty military and their families. Each act, no matter big or small, made the difference in the lives of others and I hope you will continue to carry on this most important mission of the VFW and VFW Auxiliary.