VFW Post 1894 May 2012 Newsletter by Jarhead19901994


									       Award Winning Publication of Golden Valley VFW Post 1894, Ladies and Men’s Auxiliary
           The Post Home: 510 West Allen Street, Clinton, Missouri 64735 Telephone: 660-885-5980
            Cathline Vest, Editor & Publisher—(660)885-9777 Email: VFWPost1894News@yahoo.com
Commander:        Harold Houk        351-1294               President:      Barbara Danforth       492-7495
Adjutant:         Roy Brandt                                Secretary:      Pat Snyder             885-6817
Quartermaster:    Bob Easton         885-4920               Treasurer:      Mary Hubbard           885-7404
Chaplain:         Jerry Day          885-5910               Chaplain:       Cathline Vest          885-9777

Issue V                                                                                        MAY 2012

    Forgotten Vet is 1,000th Buried with                VA EXEMPT FROM SEQUESTRATION
       Dignity and Military Honors                         'Disabled veterans can breathe a sigh of relief...'
                    April 23, 2012                                           April 23, 2012

On a rainy winter day in Portland, Ore., veterans,       WASHINGTON (April 23, 2012) — A letter sent
active-duty military personnel, local leaders and       today from the Office of Management and Budget
community members gathered to honor the life and        to the General Accountability Office officially ex-
service of Navy Chief Petty Officer Stevenson Roy.      empts the Department of Veterans Affairs from
Few of those in attendance knew Roy. He passed          mandatory budget cuts should sequestration occur.
away with no family and no place to call home.
Despite Roy’s challenges in life, the Dignity Memo-     The letter, signed by OMB Deputy General Counsel
rial® Homeless Veterans Burial Program made sure        Steven D. Aitken to Julia C. Matta, GAO assistant
his service to his country was remembered with full     general counsel for Appropriations and Budget,
military honors. Roy, who served in the Navy, was       clearly states that “all programs administered by the
the 1,000th veteran to be served by this program.       VA, including Veterans’ Medical Care, are exempt
Without assistance from the Dignity Memorial            from sequestration.”
Homeless Veterans Burial Program and similar ef-        “Disabled veterans can breathe a sigh of relief to-
forts, Roy and the scores of America’s forgotten vet-   day knowing that VA programs are exempt from
erans who pass away without a home, money and           sequestration,” said Richard L. DeNoyer, national
family would risk burial in pauper’s graves, without    commander of the 2 million-member Veterans of
services or military honors.                            Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliaries.
Since its inception in 2000, the program has pro-       “Today’s decision means the healthcare plans and
vided qualified homeless veterans with honorable        programs the VA currently provides to millions of
burials in VA or state cemeteries. The program is a     disabled veterans will continue unabated, as will
cooperative effort among Dignity Memorial funeral,      claims processing and veterans’ burial benefits,” he
cremation and cemetery service providers, local         said. “Protecting the VA is exactly what President
medical examiners and coroners, VA, VFW and             Obama told me he would do during a meeting in the
other veterans advocates.                               Oval Office in March, and now he has come
The Dignity Memorial network is a proud partner of      through for America’s veterans and survivors. It’s a
VFW. It has assisted, free of charge, thousands of      great day to be a veterans’ advocate.”
VFW members secure VA burial benefits through
local funeral homes.
Dignity Memorial funeral providers also offer a free,   Read the OMB letter at http://www.vfw.org/
informative brochure called 10 Important Facts          uploadedFiles/VFW.org/VFW_in_DC/4-23-12.%
About Your VA Burial Benefits.                          20sequestration%20letter.pdf.
                            VFW POST 1894                                          MO VFW Service Officer
                          LADIES AUXILIARY                                      Fundraiser Pins. Available
                                                                                 through the Quartermaster,
                       PRES. ELECT: CATHY HOUK                                    Ladies Auxiliary Treasurer
                                                                                   or they can be available
MAY 10TH AT OUR REGULAR MEETING NIGHT WE ARE HAVING A                                    through YOU.
 POT LUCK DINNER WITH KITCHEN SERVING THE MEAT AT 6 PM.               For more info please contact the
        IF YOU LIKE TO JOIN US PLEASE BRING A COVERED DISH.          QM or LA Treasurer for more info.

                AT 6:30 DAVID MILLS WILL JOIN US                  FLAG SCHEDULE 2012
                TO TALK ABOUT OLD GLORY DAYS.                 ¡ New Years Day~ Sun-Jan. 1
                                                              ¡ Martin Luther King Jr Day~ Mon-Jan. 16
                                                              ¡ Presidents Day~ Mon-Feb. 20
                                                              ¡ Armed Forces Day~ Sat-May 19
      FOLLOWING AT OUR MEETING WE WILL HAVE THE               ¡ Memorial Day~ Mon-May 28
        INSTALLATION OF NEW 2012-2013 OFFICERS.               ¡ Flag Day~ Thurs-June14
                                                              ¡ Independence Day~ Wed-July 4
                 INSTALLING OFFICER- CORLENE WILSON           ¡ Labor Day~ Mon-Sept. 3
                                                              ¡ Patriot’s Day~ Tues-Sept. 11
                                                              ¡ Columbus Day~ Mon-Oct. 8
                  PRESIDENT ELECT- CATHY HOUK                 ¡ Veterans Day~ Sun-Nov. 11
                            SR. VICE- RAI REMER               ¡ Pearl Harbor Day~ Fri-Dec. 7
                                                              Flags up 6:50 am          Flags Down 4:45 pm
                        JR. VICE- CATHLINE VEST                Meet: front of Elks Lodge (Ctr. N Side of Sq.)
                                                                  Contact: Bill Harrison (660) 492-0183
                    SECRETARY- LINDA SULLIVAN
                     TREASURE- MARY HUBBARD
                       CHAPLIN- BETTY CONRICK
                         GUARD- SALLY BARNET
                         HISTORIAN-MARY MILLS                         VFW NATIONAL HOME
             PATRIOTIC INSTRUCTOR- RITA BRANDT                          FOR CHILDREN
                                                                  NEW website is up, Check it out at
            3 YEAR TRUSTEE- BARBARA DANFORTH                        http://www.vfwnationalhome.org/
                                                                   If you’re not already a Life Member
               WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE.               please consider it for this worthwhile
                                                                  organization. Cost is $35.00 and in-
                                    THANK YOU,                          cludes a Life Member Pin.
                                    CATHY HOUK

      Solution - back page in Solution Corner.
           IN AND OUT                          Current Information Regarding DD-214.
Once there was a family of                               It's official; DD-214's are NOW Online.
skunks who lived in a hollow                          The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)
tree. There were two baby                                   has provided the following web site
skunks. Their names were In                            for veterans to gain access to their DD-214's
and Out.

Now whenever In went out,                               online:     http://vetrecs.archives.gov/
Out came in, and whenever
Out went out, In came in. If In                       This may be particularly helpful when a veteran
happened to be in and wanted                      needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes.
to go out, he would not go out                       NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans
until Out came in. And if Out                      with computers and Internet access to obtain copies
happened to be in, and wanted                             of documents from their military files.
to go out, he would not go out
until In came in.                                    Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased
                                                 former military members may now use a new online
One day a big storm blew up,                    military personnel records system to request documents.
and the mother and father
skunks were worried about                     Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete
their children. So they quickly            the Standard Form 180, which can be downloaded from the online
looked around to see whether               web site. Because the requester will be asked to supply all informa-
In was in and Out was out or if           tion essential for NPRC to process the request, delays that normally
Out was in and In was out. Out              occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for additional information
happened to be in right then.                                       will be minimized.
The mother skunk said to Out,
"Out, go out and bring In in,                         The new web-based application was designed to
please. I'm worried about him."                   provide better service on these requests by eliminating
                                                    the records center mailroom and processing time.
Out said, "Sure thing, Mama."
So Out went out, and for the
                                                                        Pineapple Salsa
                                                         This salsa is light and delicious with a kiss of heat
very first time Out and In were                                              Makes 3 Cups
out at the same time. Just a             2 cups finely chopped fresh pineapple 2 Tbls minced fresh parsley
minute or two later Out came             1/2 cup diced red bell pepper              2 Tbls minced jalapeno, de-seeded
back in, and In came in behind           1/4 cup minced green onions, all parts 2 garlic cloves, pressed
him. For the first time in a long        1/4 cup fresh lime juice                   1 teas sea salt
time In and Out were in at the           1/4 cup white wine vinegar
same time.
                                         Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Toss lightly to mix.
The mother skunk was                     Cover, and refrigerate for several hours.
amazed. "Out, how did you                Taste, and adjust seasonings before serving.
find your brother so quickly?"
                                         Fresh salsa will last for 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.
she asked.                               Serve this salsa with pork, chicken or fish.
                                         May substitute 1 - 16oz can of crushed pineapple for fresh. DRAIN WELL
"Oh, Mama, it was easy," Out
said. "In stinked!"
                                                   District 6 Meeting                              Department:
                                                 Sunday, May 6, 2012                        June 8-10th. Columbia, MO
                                                      Osceola, MO                             National Convention:
                                            Lunch at noon, meeting to follow.            Reno, Nevada, July 21-25, 2012
  If you need a hint, that's instinct.

               DUES NEWS                                                 95-
                                                                                            Members of
                                                                                          VFW Post 1894
Auxiliary Sisters                                                        75-
                                                                                   currently deployed overseas.
                                                                                   Please provide information for those serving to the editor.
                                                                               LCPL Stephen Schildgen
We did it—100%.                                                          50-   3/7 Lima Co, 2nd Plt
Thank you all.                                                           45-   Unit 41590
                                                                         40-   FPO AP 96427-1590
Auxiliary Treasurer                                                            Currently serving in Afghanistan
Mary Hubbard.                                                            25-
                                                                               Feel free to drop them a line and let him know that we
                                                                               are thinking of him and supporting him!!!
                                                                         15-   There’s nothing like a letter from home!!

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       DAYS TO REMEMBER THIS MONTH                                                             **Solution Corner**
  To all those who have a birthday or anniversary this month….
               Many Happy Returns and Best Wishes!!
                    May 1—May Day
                  May 5—Cinco de Mayo
      May 10– VFW Post/Aux Meeting
      Potluck Dinner-5:30, Followed by Installation of Officers and Meeting
         May 13-Mother’s Day
       May 19-Armed Forces Day
May 24-Fourth Thursday Fun at Post (6pm)

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