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 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
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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!
                         The Recruitment Problem for the Military

With the recent signing of the defense bill that not only ended the spending caps, but
called for an increase in the military’s size in 2018 by adding 20,000 new personnel—
including 7,500 more soldiers, 4,000 more sailors, 1,000 new Marines, and 4,100
more airmen.

The Army recruited only 28,000 in the first six months of the year. The problem isn’t
that they don’t want to serve, they can’t.   Why?   Recruits are obese, under-
educated, former drug users and convicted criminals.   Here’s the arithmetic: one in
three are disqualified because they’re overweight, one in four cannot meet minimal
educational standards, and one in 10 have a criminal history.   In plain street talk,
about 70 percent of 18-24 year olds are disqualified soon as they enter a recruiting
station: that’s 24 million out of 34 million Americans.    Of the pool of remaining
potential recruits, only one in eight actually want to join the military.  There are 30
some million 17-24 year-olds out there, but by the time you get all the way down to
those that are qualified, you’re down to less than a million young Americans,
The Navy will have to retain its current numbers and add 11,400 sailors by 2019 and
then increase that number again in order to fulfill the administration’s plan to build
a355-ship fleet.  The Air Force faces a shortage of  2,000 pilots, with the numbers of
its recruiters historically low.
  
America’s next generation of soldiers are voting with their feet—they’re staying away.

The military attempts to recruit in states where America has the greatest fitness and   
obesity challenge, the Deep South.   America might not be capable of meeting its
gravest future threat. The military’s current recruiting crisis has provided them a
window into a younger generation of Americans, those young men and women who will
become the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and airwomen of tomorrow—but can’t.

Do we remain all-voluntary, or is their a call for a DRAFT again?
Every young citizen should be willing to serve at least 2 years in uniform.   It's build
character and matures individuals.   It works in Israel?