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 Passing of Past State Commander – Don Harwood

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of
Past State Commander, Don Harwood, on Saturday, 9/16/2017.

Don was the Texas State Commander for the years 1992-1993.
The following arrangements have been made for his services:

Funeral Services for Donald “Don” L. Harwood will be held at
2:00 PM, Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Brownfield Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.
Burial will follow in the Terry County Memorial Cemetery.

The address for the funeral home is:
Brownfield Funeral Home
120 West Tate Street
Brownfield, TX 79316
Tel: (806) 637-3555

Expressions of sympathy can be mailed to Don’s daughter,
Quita Smith, at 10218 CR 3235, Ira, TX 79527.

Don was a good friend and mentor and he will be missed.
May he rest in peace.

Passing of VFW Post 12041
Commander’s Larry Sanders Mother

It is with deep regret to inform you of the passing of the
Beloved Mother of VFW Post 12041’s Commander Larry Sanders.

Funeral services
Ruby L. Sanders, age 92
Lytle, Texas

Visitation and funeral services will be held

Friday, September 22 at the
First Baptist Church 18627 N. Prairie St, Lytle, Texas.
Family visitation will be held from 10:00am to 11:00am
with funeral service immediately following and
interment thereafter in Lytle Community Cemetery, Lytle, Texas.

Let us keep him and family in your prayers.
Commander Sanders Mother was a lifetime member of VFW Post 12041 Auxiliary.

Commanders and Comrades,

We have received an overwhelming number of phone calls from Harvey survivors and Harvey volunteers who want to help. We have added a special section on the Texas VFW website to help facilitate survivors and their needs for non-monetary assistance, such as labor, supplies, skills, etc.

This will allow members and Post’s to submit what they are needing help with so those Post’s and their members who want to help by volunteering non-monetary assistance can do so by contacting the person who needs the help directly.

All a person needs to do is fill out the form and their request will be listed after verification of legitimacy is established. Those wanting to assist will be able to check the list on a daily basis and decide where they best can donate non-monetary assistance such as manpower, building skills, cleaning supplies, food, water, etc. No solicitations for money will be posted.

You can find this section under the Programs Tab > Volunteer. Here is a direct link – https://www.texasvfw.org/volunteer.

Please distribute this email out to your Posts and membership.

Should you have any questions please let me know.

Dan West
State Headquarters
Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars


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.

25th ID VV


“Do it right the first time”

Jose Duran – District Commander – Texas VFW District 20