"He who has gone, so we bu cherish their memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more prestent, than the living man". "Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still". They did not lose their place in the minds of men because they were out of their sight". "We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them".
1. Are you a VFW Member? 2. Do you have a motorcycle license? 3.Do you have $40 for a Life Membership (that includes your back-patch)? If so then you are eligible to join the Iowa VFW Riders! If you are not a VFW or Auxiliary member but still meet criteria 2 and 3, then you can join the Iowa VFW Riders Support Group!
VFW Post 9668 Urbandale/Johnston, disturbs the VFW memorial flower Buddy Poppy 2 times a year. During Memorial Day weekend at stores in Urbandale, Johnston and Sam's Club in Windsor Heights and on Memorial Day at the Iowa Gold Star Museum on Camp Dodge, during their Memorial Day activities. We also are at the same stores the first weekend in November for Veterans Day.
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group. If you live in Urbandale, Johnston, Grimes and Windsor Heights, come check out VFW Post, 9668. We meet at 7 P.M. (1900 hours), on the first Monday of the month, at 3601 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines.
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln
"War is mankind's most tragic and stupid folly; to seek or advise its deliberate provocation is a black crime against all men. Though you follow the trade of the warrior, you do so in the spirit of Washington — not of Genghis Khan. For Americans, only threat to our way of life justifies resort to conflict."
"If we love our country, we should also love our country".