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The Army Historical Foundation Calls for Stories of Women Soldiers
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Army Historical Foundation is calling for women Soldiers, or loved ones and friends on their behalf, to submit their stories of service to the Foundation’s Registry of the American Soldier. The Registry is a searchable online record of photos and Soldiers’ stories that will appear in the future National Museum of the United States Army, currently under construction at Fort Belvoir, Va. The Foundation is encouraging women to enter their stories to ensure theRegistry reflects the diversity of the 30 million Americans who have served in the U.S. Army.
“The military community rightly commemorates Women’s History Month every March by highlighting the contributions of our women service members, but it’s important that these Soldiers also see their time in uniform permanently honored, year-round,” said retired Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Foundation board member and the first women to achieve the rank of four-star general. “The Registry of the American Soldier provides a way for all Soldiers to see their stories forever preserved in the nation’s future home for U.S. Army history.”
More than 117,000 Soldiers are currently entered in the Registry, which is already accessible online. Photos of Soldiers in uniform accompanying their stories are encouraged. There is no cost to submit a story. The Foundation also hosts a Registry for Army family members; Department of the Army Civilians (DAC); and other supporters of the Army; and a separate Registry for Army service animals.
About The Army Historical Foundation
The Army Historical Foundation establishes, assists, and promotes programs and projects which preserve the history of the American Soldier and promote public understanding of and appreciation for the contributions by all components of the U.S. Army and its members. The Foundation serves as the Army’s official fundraising entity for the Capital Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army. The Museum is currently being constructed at Fort Belvoir, Va., and will honor the service and sacrifice of all American Soldiers who have served since the Army’s inception in 1775. For more information about the Foundation, the National Museum of the United States Army, and the Registry of the American Soldier, visit www.armyhistory.org.
Formation of New VFW Post 12171 in Bexar County, Texas.
Three future Charter members, LaDonna Warren, Ricardo Zamora and Lee Rivas, of VFW Post 12171,
a new VFW Post, pose with a picture of the “VFW Charter Application for a New Post” at the
State Headquarters listing 42 new and transfer members to start a new Post
in northern Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas.
The institution of the new Post is tentatively scheduled for March 17, 2018, at the District 20 Picnic.
Picture L – R, State Adjutant/Quartermaster Roy Grona, Ricardo Zamora, LaDonna Warren,
State Membership Chair Lee Rivas, Past State Commander Dan West.
Comrades and Sisters: I was informed today by Commander John Shipley of the VFW Post 6970 in Poteet, and who will be the incoming District 20 Commander, that the District will not be able to have our District 20 Convention on May 5, 2018. He was informed that another group has a long standing contract to have a meeting every Year on May 5 at that Post. The meeting was not recorded in his book and it was just brought to his attention. He tried to get the other party to move their function but they would not do so.
Since the District was already pushing the last possible date to have our convention, the following decision was made.
We will be having our District 20 convention on Sunday May 6, 2018 at VFW Post 6970 in Poteet. The Start Time will be 1:00 pm. The uniform for the event will be VFW Formal. Blue Jacket and tie, with gray pants for VFW Members or an optional gray skirt for women VFW members. Auxiliary members will wear their Formal meeting attire.
Comrades and Sisters;
Our District 20 Picnic will be on March 17, 2018 and it is fast approaching.
In the past, we have had several Post’s submit a donation to the District
to help offset the cost for this event.
Donations should be sent to our District Quartermaster Carlos Vela,
or brought to the planning meeting when it is set up.
Our Picnic chairman, Jose Rodriguez will be setting up a meeting in the near future so we can complete the planing for this event and individuals wanting input for the picnic are welcome to attend.
Our event this year will be at Comanche Park the same as last year.
The start time will be 12:00 noon and end at 18:00 hours (6:00 pm).
The District will be providing the food.
The Auxiliary will be selling soda, water, and desert.
They will also have raffle for their cakes and be conducting a 50/50.
The District will have a beer booth and tickets will be sold to purchase beer.
VFW Mission Statement
Department of Texas VFW District 20 is dedicated to our motto
– We honor the dead by helping the living –
We are committed to helping our fellow Comrades
We actively participate in the communities that surround our District and Post Homes.
Why join the VFW? Because our strength comes from you.
Simply put, the VFW strives to do good things for deserving people;
particularly veterans, their families, and their communities.
From local grassroots ideas to national influence,
we work everyday to make a difference.
It’s our strength as an organization.
And, with each individual membership,
we only grow stronger.