COMMANDERS CORNER

 June 30, 2021

Commander Youngblood here:

 

Well, summer is here in full force.  As we have seen during the last month, hot weather and heavy rains have already caused problems for our families, friends and neighbors.  Let’s keep watch on each other for problems arising from these conditions and be ready to lend a helping hand.

The 122nd VFW National Convention is scheduled for 31 July-3 August 2021 right here in Kansas City.  If you have never been to a VFW Convention, now is the time to plan.  This year and next year, the Convention will be here in Kansas City.  It is an exciting time to see what the new leadership will unveil as their programs for the upcoming year.  Various vendors that support Veterans and Veterans Groups will be set up to allow you to see what they are doing to help Veterans.

We lost one of our "Rocks” this last month.  Comrade Sammie Rhoades passed, and was buried on the 29th of June.  He followed Comrades Jerry McGill and Mike Wyatt who passed earlier this year.  Til’ Vallhala, Comrades.

Comrade Larry Phillips (Quartermaster, Post 5789, and Department Judge Advocate) has announced he will be running for the position of Department Surgeon next year (2022-2023 fiscal year).  Let’s show him our support.  With multiple past Department Commanders, and the current Department Commander, Post 5789 continues to be an advocate for our Veterans.

The following is the information for Zoom for our next meeting (14 July):

Topic: Post 5789, VFW Zoom Meeting

Time: Jul 14, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 944 6872 3630

Passcode: 193225

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YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS 

 Youth Scholarships

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.

Voice of Democracy

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 64,500 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 

The national first place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, and download and complete the 2021-2022 Voice of Democracy entry form as all student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31.

 

The 2021-22 theme is: 
America: Where Do We Go From Here?

Patriot's Pen

Each year more than 165,400 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. Each first place state winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first place winner wins $5,000! 

The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, and download and complete the 2021-2022 Patriot's Pen entry form as all student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31.

The 2021-22 theme is: 
How Can I Be a Good American?

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