We Salute Our Veterans

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When:Saturday, November 16th, 2019, 10:00am

Where:Eden Prairie
AuditoriumA FREE program celebrating those who have served our country in all military branches.
Keynote Speaker: Chaplain (Colonel) John J. Morris, USA, Ret.
Officer In Charge, General Colin Powell Leadership Academy, Minneapolis, MN

Before retiring in August 2018, Chaplain Morris served in a variety of key leadership positions including the US Army Chief of Chaplain’s office, Pentagon, Washington DC; Garrison Chaplain, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Chaplain, National Guard Bureau; and as the Division Chaplain for the 34th Infantry Division (Red Bulls), Minnesota National Guard. He is an Iraq War veteran and is the co-creator of the “Minnesota Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” reintegration program for returning combat veterans and their families.

  • Program 10a-11:30a
  • Lunch at 11:30a in the Commons: Veterans, their spouses, and all active-duty families eat free.
    All others may purchase a $10 prepaid lunch ticket by Monday, November 4 to be assured a seat.

Register by phone: (952) 224-3060.

Voice of Democracy

Sign up for the Voice of Democracy for a chance to win up to a national prize of a $30,000.00 college scholarship.

You can call submit a Patriot Pen essay to win the national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. 

If you have questions please contact the Chaska VFW by calling 952-448-4126.

https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

Applications need to be submitted by 10-31-2019.

From the Commander’s Desk…

WELCOME TO OUR VFW!!!!

Chaska VFW Post 1791 is home to 150 members. We are our own little “Band of Brothers and Sisters” all proud to have served our country.

We have fought and served as defenders of American values and freedoms throughout the world. Our members have fought in battles and been placed in dangerous situations from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Gulf War to Panama, Granada, North Africa and the Korean peninsula. Members have sweat and fought in Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan. We have served around the world in places most people have never heard of, much less seen. Each and every one of us have served honorably and with bravery to represent our country and defend freedoms of people everywhere.

Now, as veterans, we continue to serve. The VFW has served and helped veterans since 1899. Locally we support youth programs such as bantam hockey, baseball, football, girls softball, dance clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and many more. We also support Chaska Fire Department, Chaska Cubs Baseball, Minnesota Veterans Homes & Hospitals & those currently serving in our military.

The VFW Honor Guard is available to stand guard & honor our fellow veterans at their funeral services. We march in several parades & participate in local school Veterans Day programs.

Chaska’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1791 is named in memory of Walter Hecklin, a Chaska native who was killed in action in World War I. Post 1791 received it’s National Charter on February 22, 1932.

Walter Hecklin VFW Post 1791 maintains it’s Club room at 620 Creek Road, Chaska MN. Our bar is open to all veterans & VFW Auxiliary members and guests. The club features a bar and large hall which seats up to 175+ people. The hall is available to rent for weddings, anniversary’s, birthdays, retirement and fundraisers and/or meetings.

Rich Daniels, Commander

The Importance of Membership

Declining membership numbers continues to be one of the most challenging issues facing the Veterans of Foreign Wars nationally, statewide and in our post.

  • Vietnam veterans represent the latest generation of combat veterans to lead the Veterans of Foreign Wars and as they grow older it is imperative our younger veterans who served so superbly in the numerous conflicts of the past 30 years become active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
  • We understand these veterans are working hard to succeed in their chosen field and may not feel they have time to join another organization but larger membership numbers enable us to advocate for ALL veterans.
  • Although you may not need the VA medical system or other benefits today, we want to ensure that support system will still be available as you grow older.

If you are a veteran or know a veteran who may be eligible for membership, please contact us for further information. We need YOU and the Veterans of Foreign Wars provides an outstanding opportunity to continue to serve.