When:Saturday, November 16th, 2019, 10:00am
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.
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.
Applications need to be submitted by 10-31-2019.
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.