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VFW to host 9/11 remembrance ceremony


We will also be having and All-U-Can-Eat Pancake breakfast inside the banquet hall that will begin shortly after the 9/11 Remembrance.
Adults $5.00, Kids $3.50

Kansas POW/MIA Recognition Week also begins on Sept. 11th. We will be recognizing all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action.

Rev. Richard Copeland will join us at the ceremony for an Invocation and or benediction.

September 8, 2011 at 4:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

5 Questions: Charitable giving, philanthropy brings tax benefits

Your local VFW Post like Post 6654 in De Soto is a 501(c)19 tax entity. These Posts do many great things for veterans and the community. Your donation dollars will be put to good work immediately. If you're interested in making a donation to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6654 please contact the Post in person or call 913-585-1100 or 913-535-4700 and someone will contact you right away. Here is a link from the IRS website concerning 501(c)19's -

Our Mission - "Honor The Dead By Helping The Living"

In addition, our Post membership is open to all eligible veterans. We would encourage any eligible veterans to contact the Post to discuss joining our ranks. We are especially reaching out to current conflict and Women Veterans through the “She Serves” campaign. You Belong Here. As a female veteran, you’ve made extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of your country. In doing so, you’ve achieved an elite status that sets you apart from others – including other members of the military. Your service in hostile territory makes you eligible to join the nation’s largest combat veterans’ organization – the VFW. Now it’s time to take advantage of all the benefits and services you’re entitled to.

From the IRS site:

..., a veterans' organization also must be operated exclusively for one or more of the following purposes.

To promote the social welfare of the community (that is, to promote in some way the common good and general welfare of the people of the community).

To assist disabled and needy war veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans.

To provide entertainment, care, and assistance to hospitalized veterans or members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

To carry on programs to perpetuate the memory of deceased veterans and members of the Armed Forces and to comfort their survivors.

To conduct programs for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes.

To sponsor or participate in activities of a patriotic nature.

To provide insurance benefits for its members or dependents of its members or both.

To provide social and recreational activities for its members.

July 27, 2011 at 11:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Europeans should read history

While I wholeheartedly agree with the authors declarations, I believe his misquote of Secretary Powell and the misspelling/typo of his first name (Colin) are major detractors.

The quote you refer to is this:

"We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last hundred years and we've done this as recently as the last year in Afghanistan and put wonderful young men and women at risk, many of whom have lost their lives, and we have asked for nothing except enough ground to bury them in, and otherwise we have returned home to seek our own, you know, to seek our own lives in peace, to live our own lives in peace. But there comes a time when soft power or talking with evil will not work where, unfortunately, hard power is the only thing that works."

Thank you,
Drew Culbertson

August 7, 2008 at 11:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )