Letter: An open invitation to veterans by Ralph Larson and Ken Williams
All veteran groups are looking for younger members. Maintaining membership is what helps us remain powerful in representing the interests of all veterans to our governmental representatives. This is important to help maintain our benefits and the understanding of the importance of the service veterans have given.
Members of the veterans groups help their local communities as well by maintaining and placing many of the American flags you see-especially on special dates and holidays. In addition to other community service, we provide scholarships, participate in education programs in the schools, represent in parades and provide Honor Guard for special events and memorial services for veterans upon their passing. We would also welcome your ideas on how we can improve the experience for all veterans-especially those from more recent generations.
We older members realize that your families come first, and we respectfully recognize your service to your country. We ask you to join us in continued duty to your country and your community by joining any veterans group for which you qualify. Membership dues are inexpensive, and your decision to join will be greatly appreciated. Whether you choose to participate in current activities, social events or facilities use, or decide to wait to join your fellow veterans personally, your membership will be counted and greatly valued.
Thank you, and we hope to hear from you soon!
For questions or additional information, call the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3143 – Ralph Larson, Quartermaster, at (715) 369-1451 or Ken Williams, Post Commander, at (715) 362-7857.
Ralph Larson and Ken Williams, Rhinelander