a group of Veterans! Another long weekend- about 15 Chapter members at
any given time volunteered to do the parking for the very popular
Spartan Races in order to raise funds to bring the Healing Memorial Wall
to Kalispell in September. They did a wonderful job! Rain, Shine and
wind, they got it all- Thanks to all of you that spent your weekend
morning the Chapter presented the Flathead Valley Community College
Veterans Group with a Check of funds raised from our "PTSD, Suicide,
Sexual Trauma and Education Awareness Walk" . A great bond is being
you once again to Walmart for your generous Donation for our Montana
Veterans Home Christmas and bringing the Healing Memorial Wall to our
local Veterans. Several Chapter members were on hand when we were
presented the check on Saturday.
Members and their Families had a wonderful ride on Lake McDonald on
Friday, despite the rainy cool weather. Thank you so much "Glacier Park
Boat Co." Afterward several met at the Nite Owl in Columbia Falls for
Days was a success for the Fund Raising Trailer over the weekend. Thanks
to all the volunteers that put in their time and thanks for the
hospitality from all who attended and helped us support our Vets here in
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a recent Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) board of directors
meeting, Retired U S Air Force Brig Gen Tip Clark, Life Member VVA
Northwest Montana, Chapter 1087 presents a check from the chapter to Ms
Jane Karas, President FVCC in the amount of $1,000.00 to be used for the
benefit of veterans attending the college.
Chapter members had the opportunity to meet with Senator Tester this
afternoon to discuss issues facing all our Veterans here in Montana.
"Never again will one generation of Veterans abandon another."
the winner of the raffle for the Over and Under 12 Gauge Shotgun is Ted
Smith of Kalispell. Chapter President John Burgess and Vise President
Terry Baker Presented Ted with the Shotgun today. Congratulations Ted.
The proceeds of the Raffle is to take Vietnam Veterans that can't
financially make the trip to the "Healing Wall" in Washington DC and
need the opportunity to finally get some closure for friends and Brothers
in a small gathering at the Flathead Valley Community College Chapter
President John Burgess Presented a scholarship check for Veterans in
memory of Christoper Atkinson, a casualty of the Iraq War.
"Never again will one Generation of Veterans abandon Another"
Today the Chapter hosted the First "Thank a Vet Day" BBQ
at Depot Park.They served a Free lunch to every individual that ever
put on a uniform. Any branch, any time, and their Family. In attendance
for the young Veterans were many Veteran Service Organizations that the
Vietnam Veterans Did not have access to or did not know about. VFW,
American Legion, Flathead Marines,Combat Vet Center, FVCC Continuing
Education, DAV, VA Service Officers, Job Service, and of course the VVA.
go out to all the Chapter Members that spent a chilly Saturday
afternoon Hosting a BBQ for our Heroes residing at the Montana Veterans
Home. Special thanks to Pixi and her friends, that several times have
spent hours behind the scenes baking desserts etc.We enjoyed Visiting
and serving our Fellow Veterans and their caregivers.
you to all Veterans on this INDEPENDENCE DAY for standing up for and
protecting our independence. Chapter Members had a great reception in
the Kalispell 4th of July Parade. Many parade goers not only stood as
they went by, but also Saluted them. Thank you montanamotorpool.com for the loan of the Deuce.
local Privately ran "Veterans Food Pantry" hosted another Stand down.
They always host a wonderful event which is a blessing to many Veterans.
Several of our Chapter members were on hand to help any way they could.
Thanks Gopher for the Photo's.
was a very windy, cold day in Kalispell as we hosted the first VIETNAM
VETERANS DAY gathering.Thank you to all the Veterans and families that
weathered the cold and helped us pay tribute to our Vietnam Veterans and
remembered 15 of our local Heros that gave their lives in Vietnam.
members jovially showed up to support our local Cenex Harvest Veterans
food drive for the local Veterans food pantry. It was not only a great
success, but the Veterans had a great time promoting this worthy cause.
We have some of the most caring members around- Thank you to all of you.
the Chapter was invited to share the Residents Christmas Party at th
Montana Veterans home. Our members and the residents enjoy the
comradery. It was an honor being secret Santa for these heroes. There
is currently 33 Vietnam Veterans residing there.
Veterans were a huge hit at the 4th of July Parade. It was the first
welcome home reception several of the Veterans had received. The crowd rose to their feet and cheered as these local heroes passed by.
6 of our local Vietnam Veterans,3 of which were
joined by their spouses, traveled to Washington DC with "Run for the
Wall" on an amazing Healing journey from California 3 fully funded by
the generous donations of the People of Flathead Valley. The Homestead
Cafe gave us all a free send off breakfast as we began our journey
of our first order of business was to create a fund to get 6 of our
local Vietnam Veterans on a healing journey to the Veterans Memorial in
DC. Raffle tickets were sold for a 3 day 3 night Safari in south
Africa. The HuntSA Safari was donated by local Business man Frank
first FACES OF AGENT ORANGE Town Hall meeting was Hosted by Chapter
1087 at the Elks Lodge. Its purpose was to bring awareness of the birth
defects and devastation well into the 3rd generation of the Vietnam
veterans children and Grandchildren after the Veterans exposure to the
Herbicide during their service.