VFW honors the living and the dead
Commander Jim Bussey spoke Friday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2950 in Corydon to commemorate Veterans Day.
‘The VFW’s motto, ‘Honor the dead by helping the living,’ is especially appropriate for Veterans Day. Volunteering to help others less fortunate, passing along history lessons first-hand to school children, honoring our fallen comrades, and improving the quality of life from active duty troops, National Guardsmen and reservists are just some of the activities VFW members perform to illustrate that phrase,’ Bussey said.
Volunteers served up 300 halves of chicken as part of a fund-raiser to recoup expenses from recent improvements to the parking lot, sidewalks and handicapped accessibility at the post.
Bussey said he’s open to new ideas, and ‘I want families to feel comfortable here because there are a lot of benefits to being in the VFW.’
Among its functions, the VFW provides fellowship and fights for veterans’ benefits.
VFW 2950 Ladies Auxiliary attended a Veterans Day ceremony at North Harrison High School before joining the chicken luncheon.
‘They love their country, and they honored the men who served,’ Nancy Whitaker said of the students participating in the ceremony.
Whitaker’s husband, John, died in May. They were married 49 years.
He served 22 years in the U.S. Navy, including tours of duty in Vietnam and Korea.