The Vietnam Veterans of America National Chapter of the Year - 1999-2007
President’s Message -
Greetings Brothers and Sisters,
Christmas is right around the corner, which means the jolly ‘ole Elf will be bringing all the ‘good children’ their much anticipated presents! But most importantly, celebrating our Lord’s birth!
While I write this message, the shopping is being done for Dawn Farms; an item on our chapter’s calendar every year. It gives our chapter much pleasure to be able to purchase and provide a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner; hoping to share hope to these individuals, as they go through their personal trials.
The weather sure got cold quick and the snow we had, in middle of November, ugh! I come from Cleveland, and don’t recall snow this early, in quite some time. Even in Denver, where I lived for 7 years, the mountains would get dumpings, but here in Michigan, I don’t remember anything like this. I read that winter was coming early, and would hit us harder than last year. Well, it did come early; ……I hope the last ‘hit us harder’ is proven false.
Dave or Marv will be running the meeting in December, as Gena and I will be in Orlando, with our daughter, her husband, and our grandkids, taking them to the Disney Parks; we will be rubbing elbows with Mickey, Jake the Pirate, and of course, Princess Elsa and Ana; many lunches and dinners with so many Disney characters; oh to see the world through little children’s eyes.
I hope and pray that all of you, my fellow veterans and family members, have a very merry Christmas, and a safe and happy New Year.
God Bless every one of you, while we celebrate this wondrous season.
Phil (Flip) Hecker
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