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"Make it Happen!"

Aleethia’s “Friday Night Dinner” held on December 14th was hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the National Press Club.


VFW National Commander BJ Lawrence, Director of Communications, Publications & Public Affairs Joe Davis and Deputy Director Patrick Murray greeted and met with each wounded/injured/ill service member during the dinner.


National Commander Lawrence spoke of the VFW’s vision to “ensure that all 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.” Commander Lawrence said “there is new energy in the VFW …” and he “wants the “1.2 million members of the VFW to MAKE IT HAPPEN!…even more in every community across the nation and world…”


Over 85 wounded/injured/ill service members plus their family members, caregivers and guests enjoyed a four-course dinner including a rather large porterhouse steak.


Since this was the last “Friday Night Dinner” before Christmas, our dear friend, Norine Fuller provided goodie bags and door prizes for the service members.


Also, we welcomed John Miller, CEO of America’s VetDogs, who spoke of their mission to help those who have served our country honorably to live with dignity and independence, whether they are visually impaired or have other special needs, through the use of assistance dogs. America's VetDogs provides independence, mobility and companionship for veterans and military personnel of all eras - from World War II to those recently wounded in active conflicts abroad. Service dogs enable veterans to reclaim their independence and maximize the value they provide to their families, communities and country. For many combat-wounded survivors, success will be to live independently and achieve the highest quality of life possible.


Thank you VFW for another wonderful evening! We wish to extend our special thanks to the NPC Staff for their kindness and assistance with our many requests and decorating the tables with Christmas colors including the beautiful potted poinsettias.

Merry Christmas to all!

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