The Department of Louisiana, VFW, is planning to honor all the Vietnam Veterans at the 84th Annual State Convention. Another invitation to VFW & Auxiliary members to join the Vietnam Planning Committee to host the celebration at the Department of Louisiana, VFW’s 84th Annual Joint Opening ceremonies, 9:00 AM, Friday, June 26, 2015, at the Best Western Inns and Suites, 2720 North MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Department would like all of our VIETNAM VFW members to send in a photo of them in SERVICE IN VIETNAM so that we can make a power point slide show for the Joint Opening at State Convention. So dust off those photos and send to the department, either by email or mail. Please be sure to mark your photo with your name and address so that it can be returned to you or you can pick it up at the State Convention. We need your help on this - so don't let us down NAM VETS!!
The Department plans to have all the Vietnam Veterans march into the convention center - so all are invited to wear their uniform (if it still fits - boots - might still fit?) and any party of the Vietnam uniform that you wish to wear for the "Welcome Home" parade.
The department is hosting a fund raiser, as per State Funder Raiser Chairman, Snake Dugas, has indicated to assist with all expenses for the celebration.
MEMORIAL DAY IS COMING UP!!!
Monday, May, 25, 2015
**NEED TO ORDER BUDDY POPPIES FOR ANY UPCOMING EVENTS? PRINT OUT THE FOLLOWING FORM AND SEND IT TO THE DEPARTMENT. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THE BUDDY POPPY ORDERS TAKE 10-12 WEEKS TO PROCESS. MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR ORDERS IN NOW!!
Thanks to every Post that turned in a Community Service Record Book for the 2014-2015 year. The Department can't wait to announce the winners!
Vietnam Veteran's 50th Anniversary "Welcome Home" T Shirt
**If you would like to order one print out the following form:
The Department would like to announce the Post that qualified for the 2014-2015 All State Team:
**Congratulations to both the Post Commander and Quartermaster! We will announce the Captain of the Team at the Saturday Night Banquet during the 84th Annual State Convention, June 25-26, 2015 in Alexandria, LA!
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