VETERANS CORNER

 

VFW Post 4890


 

By: Dale K. Graham, Service Officer


The Veteran of the week was Kenneth Roberts from Shawnee; Kenneth treated all of us to a very good lunch Thursday at Libby’s restaurant in Goldsby. Our tradition at Veterans Corner has been for one of the veterans rated at 100% each week to buy lunch.

 

We have also started a fund to be used help other Veterans or spouses in need. Maybe next week if you stopped by it could be your turn to be rated by the Veterans Administration in the following months. We were able to assist over 20 Veterans in Norman Wednesday and over 100 Thursday in Goldsby Thursday.

 

The Veteran driving the longest distance was from the Tulsa area. There were 9 who were rated at the 100% rate last week and many more with from 10% to 90%. There were 4 who were from the Iraq war who stopped by for assistance. This small group of Veterans has been shouldering the burden for many in this generation. As I have stated before never have so few done so much for so many. Today’s Veterans are the best that I have met with each one of them volunteering themselves to serve this great nation.

 

With the elections coming up maybe our politicians will try to help these young men and women as they resume their civilian lives.  We continue to need more staff to help with the paper work of our Veterans and drivers to take some of them to their appointments. 

 

I will be in Norman on Wednesday at the American Legion building 710 East Main from 730 am and in Goldsby at the Community Bldg. From 630 am until 1pm.

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Updated: 5-5-2008 at 19:03 hrs