Commander-In-Chief Hal Roesch reminds all members to follow local, state, and national restrictions and guidelines concerning COVID-19. He urges everyone to wear a mask, promote social distancing, and stay home if you are sick. Stay informed, be smart and be safe. For his entire message, click below.
This holiday season give the gift of service. Please become a sustaining member of the Department of Missouri Veterans Service Officer program. Just click below and follow the link for the VSO donations. Be sure to click the monthly box to become a sustaining member.
For the month of January, the Chief will award a $1,000 stipend to the Post in each Division that brings in the most Reinstated members from January 1 through January 31. Ask your Post QM for an unpaid members list!
"Happy New Year to all! As we enter 2021, the Commander-in-Chief has asked us to focus once more on bringing former members back into the fold. For the month of January, we will be awarding a $1,000 stipend to the Post in each Division who brings in the most Reinstated members from January 1 through January 31. Post Quartermasters can use the Find Unpaid Members query under the “Reporting” tab to get contact information for a Post’s lapsed members and then make some phone calls or emails and work on bringing these members back. Think of it like a built-in prospect list for every VFW Post!"
This is how Lincoln Memorial Post 5925 helps their community! See below short video!
This year’s first place winner, Jacqueline Abnos, was sponsored by VFW Post 1829 in Kansas City, Missouri. As a Venturing Summit Award and Gold Award recipient currently working toward her Eagle Scout, Abnos was selected for her leadership, dedication to scouting and her activism. As the first place 2020 Scout of the Year, Abnos will receive a $5,000 college scholarship.
Designed to help grow you membership, this FREE Website that is Synced with National, for your Post / District* / Department, is chock full of tools that are easy to use.
FOOD PANTRY NOW OPEN
The Department has recently begun hosting the Mid-Mo Military Family Pantry at our Department Headquarters, 3401 Knipp Drive, Jefferson City, MO. The Pantry is open on Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. However, if a veteran or his family is in immediate need, they can call the Department office at 573-636-8761 for assistance. Recently a freezer was donated and we will be accepting cold food donations. Below is a link to a recent article published by the News Tribune.
The POW/MIA Chairman, Joe Cerchi, would like those posts whose Auxiliary goes "above and beyond" in their support of VFW POW/MIA Programs to send an email to him outlining what makes them special so that their efforts may be recognized.
Department Chairperson Quincy Myrick must have the entries from the Districts NO LATER THAN December 28, 2020! Please mail to Quincy Myrick at 4414 Arlow Drive, House Springs, MO 63051.
Legislative/VOD - 2021
Regrettably, as a result of restrictions directly associated with access to the Dirksen Building and those same restrictions also applying to the Commander-in-Chief’s testimony, we are cancelling the February/March 2021 Legislative Conference and are exploring other opportunities for the execution of the Voice of Democracy Parade of Winners.
Adjutant General Kevin Jones
...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.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. - William Shakespeare
The VFW is proud to honor all veterans who are #StillServing, and it's especially meaningful to see the ways Posts have provided much needed assist...