VFW Post 4890


By: Dale K. Graham, Service Officer

Thursday we had over 100 veterans and widows who needed help with their VA claims. By the time we finished the last one it was 3pm two hours after our usual closing time. All of our staff worked very hard processing each veteran.  Our weekly lunch at Libby’s restaurant was sponsored by Jack Cook of Enid and Richard Hart of Shawnee. These men were recently rated for their disabilities by the VA regional office in Muskogee. We want to publicly thank both of them for their military service and for a great lunch at Libby’s.


If you are in our area around 1045 am any Thursday join us as we celebrate with our veterans. There were 85 who were present for our lunch last week. The veteran who traveled the longest distance was from the Dallas area. When I feel that we are close to working all of the local veterans another 30 or 40 show up who have never filed a claim before.


I have been working with the Cleveland County Veterans Memorial committee. They are excepting names of any veteran who has ever lived or stationed in Cleveland County. This Memorial is to be dedicated in November of this year. If you need an application call me or stop by on Wednesday or Thursday.


June was our record for the number of claims approved.  If our numbers stay up we will need some more volunteers to help our Veterans. The men who are taking our veterans to their QTC rating appointments are doing an exceptional job. We salute each and every one of you. Last week a man who got out of the Army in 1936 stopped by for assistance filing a claim. It is great to visit with these men and to be able to help. This veteran was part of the horse drawn artillery as a gunner.


A lot of history stops by every Thursday in Goldsby.


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Created: 6-30-2008 at 19:36 hrs