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Commander's Message

I would like to thank District 2 for electing me to be your District 2 Commander.

As a Vietnam U. S. Marine Corp combat veteran and as being a member of the VFW since 1969

and Past Commander of VFW Post 6699, I have a good understanding of what the VFW stands

for. With a united VFW, we can do a lot to help our fellow veterans.

With our numbers decreasing each year, it is a top priority to build up our membership. Along

with membership, we have to try harder to get our younger veterans involved!

I will be sending out a quarterly newsletter and I will try to update

our District 2 web

on a regular basis.

You are more than welcome to phone, text or email

me any questions or concerns you would like

to address with me. (paulcfp@aol.com) or 201-320-3210

I am thankful that we have a good team of officers at District 2 and very active committee chair

people that put in a lot of time and energy throughout the year for District 2 and you.

This year we are going to work more closely with the President of our Auxiliary, Jan West and

their members. Jan has told me they would love to work together with us this year.

There will be a budget and committee meeting on June 26 at 6:30 pm at the Paramus VFW,

E.6 Winslow Place, Paramus, N. J.

Our next District 2 meeting is on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Hasbrouck Heights Post 4591 at 7:30

p.m. At this meeting we will have Bill Thomson conduct training for all post commanders.

Overall, I am positive we can make 2017 – 2018 a very productive year.

Paul R. Thompson

District 2 Commander

 

 

 

 

The Blue Star Mothers Chapter 3 of North Jersey and our Washington Elm VFW Post 192 (Ridgewood--Ho-Ho-Kus)have taken the lead and we as a District passed a District Resolution supporting them in working hard for the passage of the Honor and Remember Flag as an official NJ Flag.  On November 19, 2012 Governor Christie signed the A-2029 bill into law, so NJ is the 14th State in the Union to have the Honor and Remember Flag as an official State Flag (http://www.honorandremember.org/).  Thank you to all of you who contacted our representatives when we asked.  
 "'We can never give enough thanks to those who place their lives on the line, making the ultimate sacrifice, nor to the families they leave behind forever grieving', says BeBe Winans.  'The meaning and purpose of Honor and Remember, fits perfectly into this tribute which directly affects every American. '"

"BeBe has written a tremendous song that speaks directly to our mission of public appreciation of sacrifice. It is our hope that millions of Americans will be touched by this inspirational message and find their own ways of being thankful for the sacrifice that has preserved our freedom." George Lutz, Honor and Remember, Inc. www.HonorandRemember.org   

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