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 still proud to wear the uniform and bonded to preserve
camaraderie.
Now united in strength to support all veterans and the Lake
Minnetonka community
.

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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"Not for themselves,
but for their country"
Welcome Home, Veteran
"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!
Our veterans did not have to die: Afghanistan Papers released

A confidential trove of government documents reveals senior U.S. officials failed to tell
the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy
pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had
become unwinnable.  The war was devoid of a fundamental understanding of
Afghanistan, we didn’t know what we were doing, just like Vietnam.  The citizens did not
know the magnitude of the dysfunction, blaming deaths of  military personnel on
bureaucratic breakdowns among Congress, the Pentagon and the State Department.  
Since 2001, more than 775,000 U.S. troops have deployed to Afghanistan, many
serving multiple tours, 2,400 KIA, with 20,589 WIA.
 
What did we get for this $1 trillion effort?   Osama probably laughing in his watery
grave considering how much we have spent on Afghanistan.  And we still remain in
Afghanistan to protect our national interests and ensure that Afghanistan is never
again used as a safe haven for terrorists who threaten the United States.

Defense officials, commanders and government staffers from the start underestimated
the complexities of the fight, and it spiraled out of control when the mission to dislodge
al-Qaeda fighters and Taliban militants morphed into something else.  The mission
became nation-building on top of a superstructure of “kleptocracy” and mind-bending
corruption.  Generals and policymakers were focused on not being the last one to be
known as the the person that lost Afghanistan instead of the person that ends this
quagmire.  A negotiated political settlement that includes the Afghan government,
protects the achievements of the last 18 years, and respects the integrity of the Afghan
people may be the only solution.