Valerie West
221 NE Peggy Avenue
Roseburg, OR  97470
 Dear Sisters and Brothers:
A lot has been happening these couple of months.
On August 12th there was a Past VFW National Home Kids reunite for an evening of Reminiscing. There were 60 men and women who grew up at the National Home. The dates if residency was from 1955- 1985. They came from all over the United States.
Our VFW Buddy Poppy Child is Layla. She is 12 years old and resides with her mother and brothers in the Illinois 2 House. It touched my heart when she said she loves living there because she and her family are safe there. This just tells us just how important the VFW National Home is to each resident that resides there.
Do you know how you can help the National Home? Become a life member. The cost is 50.00. This includes the voting right for who the leaders will be.  One important thing they are trying to raise money for is a Convenience Store as it is miles away from the nearest store.
It is getting close to Veterans Day so many of you are scheduling Buddy Poppy drives. If you need some make sure you order them. Did you know you can schedule a Buddy Poppy Drive at any time. It does not need to be close to a Veterans Holiday. Some of you have been sending me your monthly reports and I am thanking you for them. A lot of you have been busy. Way to go.
Hope you all have a Happy Halloween