Veterans of Foreign Wars
Lake Minnetonka VFW Post 5919
PO Box 513
Excelsior, Mn. 55331

email:vfw5919@yahoo.com

Some still serve!
Welcome to our world, home of veterans,
on a mission, for God and Country!
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Who Are We ?
Veterans now out of uniform, but still seeking foxhole camaraderie by
looking out for each other

What We Do?
Provide care, benefits and support to veterans/families across the
street and around the world.
Provide programs and services to Lake Minnetonka community that
fosters patriotism.

Remember?
We had no expectations but to serve where duty called.
We served for your future.
We asked for no reward except a nation's thanks.
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FORTITUDE & LOYALTY
This website is:
Dedicated to those who were vigilant so we could rest,
Who gave everything that we may thrive,
Who are silent that we may breathe free.
We honor you, veterans of USA.

This VFW Post is:
Politically incorrect. We say Merry Christmas, God bless
America, we salute our flag and give thanks to our
troops and first responders.  If this offends you, leave
this website ASAP.

In God we trust.
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Veteran News
Not for themselves,
but for their country
"We leave you our deaths, now give them meaning"
One flag,
one land,
one heart,
one language,
one God,
one nation forevermore!
Return With Honor!
Where we go one, we go all!
TODAY, TOMORROW, TOGETHER
Vets, you belong, stay strong
We will prevail
God Bless America!
ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL,
THEN A FEW BECAME VETERANS
BACK THE BLUE
                                  PATRIOT'S Pen

Our  Founding Fathers were the first patriots who put their lives on the line to create a
nation that reflected their ideals.  They clearly outlined these values in The Declaration
of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
We just completed another year of our Post supporting the VFW Patriot Pen essay
contest.  While reading this years entries, I wondered if our students are being taught
about national history, and how they relate past events to patriotism in our current
culture?
Do students  feel the attachment and commitment to a country, to our nation?  An
informed student on patriotism is what we need today.   Are we doing a good enough job
teaching our younger generation what America is and what she represents?
To those of us labeled as senior citizens and who fought in past wars, we grew up in a
different America.  We were taught at home what it meant to be patriotic.  If you didn't
learn this at home, you heard it in the neighborhood, at church, and especially in
school.  Remember standing and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance each morning.  How
about all the memorable songs you learned to sing: My Country tis of Thee, America the
Beautiful, The Star Spangled Banner.  Even the entertainment industry heralded
patriotic themes., but not today.
Since the 1960's things have changed.  Some younger parents don't feel appreciating
America is good for their kids.  Is well grounded patriotism ino longer in style?  Is serving
your country still honorable?
Do we need to do better job teaching civics and history based
not on what's in fashion,
but what's important.  America stands for freedom, of religion, speech, assembly, owning
property, and bearing arms.  Freedom is special and rare, it's fragile, and it sure needs
to be protected.  If we forget what we did, we won't know who we are.  Eradicating our
memories could result in erosion of the American spirit.   Depriving the young of the
spirit of freedom could turn to the loss of our republic.  This cannot be allowed to
happen, it must be stopped.