My thanks to Commander John Maines; Past Commander Jose Duran; and District 20 Commander Rolando Webber who came out to help our auxiliary serve lunch to our Wounded Warriors and their families on October 8, 2019 at Fort Sam Houston Warriors Family Support Center. Our auxiliary participated in preparing, cleaning the kitchen and feeding the troops for the Wounded Warrior's Hispanic Heritage Celebration. I, as Auxiliary President, presented a special VFW Auxiliary “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE COIN” to a female Army veteran who attended the event. A Special Thank You to Rachel Medrano for this special invitation.
Thanks to everyone who attended the USS Cole Ceremony at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery on October 12, 2019, gravesite for USN Gary Graham Swenchonis who was one of seventeen victims, attacked at the Port of Aden, Yemen on October 12, 2000.
Thanks to Sr. Vice President Grace Johann & Trustee Margaret Cadena who organized the Kickapoo Casino trip,
and everyone who supported us. It was a great success!!! Hope everyone had a good time!!!
Sister Grace Johann has mailed out a second batch of 11,498 manufacturer's coupons with a value of $21,617.55 to our veterans families oversees. Please continue to save them for us, we are not done yet.
The month of November is when we visit veterans in nursing homes, to bring them cheer during Thanksgiving. We will also adopt two Veteran Holiday Food Baskets for two families. We will participate in the Thanksgiving Bake Sale at Audie Murphy Hospital, and we will also provide breakfast for Veterans at Fields Elementary School for their Veterans Day program, on November 11, 2019.
Come out and join us for this year's Turkey Shoot on November 23, 2019, our auxiliary will be doing some raffles. Here is wishing a “HAPPY THANKSGIVING” to all our VFW FAMILIES and Patrons. Be Safe!!!
Yolanda Guajardo, Auxiliary President
“WE ARE A VOICE FOR OUR VETERANS, NOT AN ECHO”