Our Mission: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities.
To advocate on behalf of all veterans.
Our Vision: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have
made on behalf of this great country.
The following words were spoken by the late Red Skelton on his television program as he related the story of his teacher, Mr. Laswell, who felt his students had come to think of the Pledge of Allegiance as merely something to recite in his class each day.
Now, more than ever, listen to the meaning of these words.
"I've been listening to you boys and girls recite the Pledge of Allegiance all semester and it seems as though it is becoming monotonous to you. If I may, may I recite it and try to explain to you the meaning of each word?"
me, an individual, a committee of one.
dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self pity.
my love and devotion.
To the flag
our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom, Wherever she waves, there's respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody's job!
that means we have all come together.
individual communities that have united into 48 great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose; all divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that's love for country.
And to the Republic
a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.
For which it stands, one nation
one nation, meaning 'so blessed by God'
incapable of being divided.
which is freedom --the right of power to live one's own life without threats, fear or some sort of retaliation.
the priciple or quality of dealing fairly with others.
which means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine.
Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country and two words have been added to the pledge of alliance...
Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer and that would be eliminated from schools too?
God Bless America!