L. Jay McIntyre
On Oct. 18, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) District 10 meeting, the Sun Lakes Russell W. Bercier VFW Post 8053 was presented with the following Bronze Certification of Recognition:
“In recognition and sincere appreciation of your commitment to VFW’s veterans and military support programs through Unmet Needs, MAP, and VFW’s ‘Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship,’ for the support of the men and women serving on active military duty around the world, their families, as well as for hospitalized veterans.”
Our VFW Post 8053’s commitment to help support these programs earned special recognition for our efforts to assure that veterans and military support programs continue to meet the needs of America’s heroes.
Beginning with basic military training, young enlistees are introduced to the concept of commitment and support of their fellow military trainees. This concept is reinforced throughout all branches of the military services.
Many other organizations like the VFW continue to support fellow veterans and their families, active duty members and their families, and especially veterans with disabilities related to their service. The members of all these various support organizations are continuing their commitment to those who are serving and have served. Certainly, there is a continued need for support of many veterans of all ages and branches of service, from the aging World War II veterans to the Korean and Vietnam veterans; from the younger veterans disabled by IEDs and other injuries in the Middle East, to those with other types of injuries or conditions limiting their ability to be fully independent. Sadly, there are even those currently suffering from the effects of this pandemic.
We thank our VFW Post 8053 service members for their continued support and commitment to helping others. The demand for your support continues! The need for your time and commitment to families and careers continues. Many of us volunteered to serve our country as members of the U.S. Military. The commitment to support of our fellow veterans with needs continues, although the driver of some of this need is no longer active duty combat, but rather aging, disabilities, and pandemic issues. Our Russell W. Bercier VFW Post 8053 enhances the power of group-giving just as our active duty units enhanced the combat power of the group. Please join us as we continue to support and appreciate our fellow veterans! Call L. Jay McIntyre at 480-883-8777 for more information.