|Veterans of Foreign Wars
Lake Minnetonka VFW Post 5919
PO Box 513
Excelsior, Mn. 55331
Some still serve!
Welcome to our world, home of veterans,
on mission for God and Country!
|Who Are We ?
Veterans still proud to wear the uniform and bonded to preserve
Now united in strength to support all veterans and the Lake
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
We had no expectations but to serve where duty called.
We asked for no reward except a nation's thanks.
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
In God we trust.
"Not for themselves,
but for their country"
Welcome Home, Veteran
"We leave you our deaths, now give them meaning"
one nation forevermore!
August 1945 - Japan Bombings
In the final year of the war, the Allies prepared for what was anticipated to be a
very costly invasion of the Japanese mainland. This undertaking was
preceded by a conventional and firebombing campaign that destroyed 67
Japanese cities. The war in Europe had concluded when Germany signed its
instrument of surrender on May 8, 1945. As the Allies turned their full
attention to the Pacific War, the Japanese faced the same fate. The invasion
of Japan promised to be the bloodiest seaborne attack of all time, conceivably
10 times as costly as the Normandy invasion in terms of Allied casualties. On
July 16, a new option became available when the United States secretly
detonated the world’s first atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert. Ten days
later, the Allies issued the Potsdam Declaration, demanding the “unconditional
surrender of all the Japanese armed forces. On July 28, the Japanese Prime
Minister responded by telling the press that his government was “paying no
attention” to the Allied ultimatum. President Truman then ordered the
devastation to proceed, and The US detonated two nuclear weapons over the
Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945,
Japan announced its surrender to the Allies on August 15, six days after the
bombing of Nagasaki and the Soviet Union's declaration of war. On September
2, the Japanese government signed the instrument of surrender, effectively
ending World War II.
Some of us can remember reading and hearing these news events.
As a C-130 crewmember, we carried out missions to transport atomic bombs in
various strategic locations in Europe. And now we are negotiating with Russia,
China, Iran, Turkey and North Korea to contain this threat to world peace. May
America become great again, 2018!