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VFW Post 1894 June 2012 Newsletter


									         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:
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 VI                                                                                                  JUNE 2012

COMMANDERS CORNER                                                         PRESIDENTS NOTES
                  VFW'S CODE OF ETHICS                                UPDATE: Today, the House cleared its version of
The VFW’s National Code of Ethics states that all officers, council   the FY 2013 Defense bill (NDAA). As expected, the
members, employees and other persons in leadership positions shall;   bill does not include any of the Administration's pro-
xDISPLAY PERSONAL INTEGRITY, AVOID MISREPRESEN-                       posed TRICARE health care fees but does make mod-
 TATION AND ALWAYS BE HONEST WITH OTHERS.                             est increases to the pharmacy program. Overall the
xACT IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER AT ALL TIMES.                           bill authorizes $554 billion (a $3.6 billion dollar in-
xPROMOTE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE HONESTY AND                             crease over the Administration's request) in funding
 OPEN COMMUNICATION ARE VALUED.                                       for DOD programs and $88.5 billion for the war in
xRESOLVE DIFFERENCES OF OPINION IN A PROFES-                          Afghanistan. VFW-supported provisions include:
 SIONAL AND MATURE MANNER.                                                 **A 1.7% pay increase for military personnel and
xRESPECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF PRIVILEGED IN-                             extensions of certain special pay and bonuses for
 FORMATION.                                                                active-duty and reserve personnel
xREFUSE TO ENGAGE IN OR TOLERATE ANY FORM OF                               **Increased oversight and new regulations and
 DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT TOWARD MEM-                                  procedures for combating Military Sexual Trauma
                                                                           in the military
xEXHIBIT RESPECT AND FAIRNESS TOWARD ALL PEOPLE.                           **$10.8 billion dollars for military construction
xSPEAK HIGHLY OF THE ORGANIZATION AND ITS MEM-                             and family housing
 BERS.                                                                     **No funding for any Base Realignment and Clo-
xPROMOTE VFW AND SUPPORT THE ACTIVITIES OF THE                             sure (BRAC) activities
                                                                      The Senate Armed Services Committee is scheduled
It also states that individuals should not use VFW resources for      to take up their bill next week, we urge you to con-
personal gain. Furthermore, we all must avoid the appearance of
conflicts of interest that would tarnish VFW’s image.                 tact your Senators today; let them know that shift-
   It may be a good time to review the Code of Ethics at our Post     ing the cost of health care breaks faith with those who
and ensure that it is communicated and enforced throughout our        served and that you expect them to vote NO on any
membership.                                                           proposal that would harm our service members, retir-
   We become better people and a stronger organization when we        ees and their families.
adhere to high ethical standards.
   In order to sustain VFW’s reputation and assure its continued
success, everyone needs to step up and volunteer your time to make
this a much stronger Post. One we all can be proud and confident
that our efforts and monies are used wisely and fairly.
Live lives of stainless integrity.

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Five stray dogs were picked up by animal welfare officers on different days of the                            through the Quartermaster,
week (Monday-Friday) and taken to the Kennelmore Dog's Home. All five dogs were                                Ladies Auxiliary Treasurer
re-homed on different days of the following week (Monday-Friday). No dog was taken                              or they can be available
                                                                                                                      through YOU.
to the dog's home on the same day of the week it was re-homed. (eg The dog picked                  For more info please contact the
up on Monday wasn't re-homed on the following Monday). Can you match each breed                   QM or LA Treasurer for more info.
of dog with its name, the day of the week it was first picked up, the day it was
re-homed and the name of its new owner?                                                        FLAG SCHEDULE 2012
                                                                                           ¡ New Years Day~ Sun-Jan. 1
1. The Collie (who isn't called Marty) was taken to the dog's home on Tuesday. Mrs.        ¡ Martin Luther King Jr Day~ Mon-Jan. 16
O'Keefe re-homed one of the dogs on Thursday.                                              ¡ Presidents Day~ Mon-Feb. 20
                                                                                           ¡ Armed Forces Day~ Sat-May 19
2. The Dalmatian was re-homed the day before the dog Mr. Morgan re-homed and               ¡ Memorial Day~ Mon-May 28
earlier in the week than the dog Mr. Perry re-homed but later in the week than             ¡ Flag Day~ Thurs-June14
Geordie was re-homed.                                                                      ¡ Independence Day~ Wed-July 4
                                                                                           ¡ Labor Day~ Mon-Sept. 3
3. The dog which was taken to the dog's home the day before Marty was taken in,            ¡ Patriot’s Day~ Tues-Sept. 11
was re-homed by Mrs. Tilley.                                                               ¡ Columbus Day~ Mon-Oct. 8
                                                                                           ¡ Veterans Day~ Sun-Nov. 11
4. The Alsatian was taken to the dog's home on an earlier day of the week than the         ¡ Pearl Harbor Day~ Fri-Dec. 7
day in the following week when a lady re-homed the retriever.                              Flags up 6:50 am          Flags Down 4:45 pm
                                                                                            Meet: front of Elks Lodge (Ctr. N Side of Sq.)
                                                                                               Contact: Bill Harrison (660) 492-0183
5. Miss Kirby re-homed one of the dogs two days earlier than the day in the previous
week when Barney was taken into the dog's home.

6. Dandy was taken into the home a day later in the week than the day in the
following week when Mr. Morgan re-homed a dog.

7. Yorkie the terrier was taken to the dog's home earlier in the week than the Alsatian.
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                                                                                                     FOR CHILDREN
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                                                                                               organization. Cost is $35.00 and in-
                                                                                                     cludes a Life Member Pin.

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                                                                       The History Of Flag Day
                                      The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as       sylvania Society of Colonial Dames. As a result of
                                      America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day        the resolution, Dr. Edward Brooks, then Superinten-
                                      specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have    dent of Public Schools of Philadelphia, directed that
                                      first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher,   Flag Day exercises be held on June 14, 1893 in
                                      arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin       Independence Square. School children were assem-
                                      Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the       bled, each carrying a small Flag, and patriotic songs
                                      108th anniversary of the official adoption of The        were sung and addresses delivered.
                                      Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous       In 1894, the governor of New York directed that on
                                      magazines and newspaper articles and public ad-          June 14 the Flag be displayed on all public buildings.
                                      dresses over the following years, Cigrand continued      With BJ Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn as the moving
                                      to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June      spirits, the Illinois organization, known as the Ameri-
                                      14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.                    can Flag Day Association, was organized for the
                                      On June 14, 1889, George Balch, a kindergarten           purpose of promoting the holding of Flag Day exer-
        Fathers are                   teacher in New York City, planned appropriate cere-      cises. On June 14th, 1894, under the auspices of
                                      monies for the children of his school, and his idea of   this association, the first general public school chil-
      wonderful people                observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State        dren's celebration of Flag Day in Chicago was held
                                      Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891,        in Douglas, Garfield, Humboldt, Lincoln, and Wash-
  Fathers are wonderful people,       the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag         ington Parks, with more than 300,000 children par-
       too little understood,         Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following         ticipating.
                                      year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revo-      Adults, too, participated in patriotic programs. Frank-
 And we do not sing their praises     lution, celebrated Flag Day.                             lin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, delivered a
      as often as we should,          Following the suggestion of Colonel J Granville          1914 Flag Day address in which he repeated words
                                      Leach (at the time historian of the Pennsylvania         he said the flag had spoken to him that morning: "I
                                      Society of the Sons of the Revolution), the Pennsyl-     am what you make me; nothing more. I swing before
    For Father struggles daily        vania Society of Colonial Dames of America on April      your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of
     to live up to his image          25, 1893 adopted a resolution requesting the mayor       yourself."
    As protector and provider         of Philadelphia and all others in authority and all      Inspired by these three decades of state and local
   and hero of the scrimmage,         private citizens to display the Flag on June 14th.       celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag
                                      Leach went on to recommend that thereafter the day       Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the
                                      be known as 'Flag Day', and on that day, school          Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May
  And perhaps that is the reason      children be assembled for appropriate exercises,         30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in vari-
  we sometimes get the notion         with each child being given a small Flag.                ous communities for years after Wilson's proclama-
   That fathers are not subject       Two weeks later on May 8th, the Board of Managers        tion, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President
                                      of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolu-       Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June
  to the thing we call emotion.       tion unanimously endorsed the action of the Penn-        14th of each year as National Flag Day.

But if you look inside Dad's heart,                                              CHIMICHURRI
   where no one else can see,                                   Serve on top of your favorite grilled steak.
   You'll find he's sentimental
       and soft as he can be.                3/4 c. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
                                             1/4 c. finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
    Fathers are just wonderful               2 T. finely chopped fresh oregano
   in a million different ways,              2 T. minced garlic
And they merit loving compliments            3 T. finely chopped fresh red bell peppers
     and accolades of praise,                2 T. finely chopped fresh red onion
                                             3 T. red wine vinegar
                                             1/2 c. virgin olive oil
  For the only reason Dad aspires
                                             1/2 t. kosher salt
       to fortune and success                1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
Is to make the family proud of him           2 T. (or more) finely chopped fresh Serrano peppers (optional)
     and bring them happiness,
                                         Mix everything and let sit for at least 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate leftover.
  And like our heavenly Father,
   he's a guardian and a guide,                      District 6 Meeting
    Someone we can count on                           August 6, 2012
     to be always on our side.                          Lincoln, MO
                                               Lunch at noon, meetings follow
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                                                                              events; Please remember to
                                FOURTH THURSDAY                             Remove All Trash From Property.
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                                                                                   to scatter trash left on the premises.
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