VFW Magazine

Magazine providing articles of interest for veterans of foreign wars and their families. Provides updates on current affairs and information on organizations happenings.

Articles from Vol. 87, No. 4, December

Bob Hope 'Honorary Veteran'
"The Ambassador of Goodwill" conducted 1,000 USO shows between 1942 and 1990. And the VFW honored him with four awards, beginning in 1946. An outstanding and incredibly diverse entertainer, Bob Hope is one of America's most giving humanitarians. His...
Christmastime Overseas
Anyone who served on foreign shores understands the gift of remembrance. VFW members know all too well. A top VFW priority is and always will be the well-being of Americans in uniform. Even though GIs overseas are not now engaged in full-fledged shooting...
Colorado Takes Pride in VFW's Origins
When Brig. Gen. Irving Hale organized the first gathering of the Colorado Society of the Army of the Philippines, he intended to help returning Philippines War veterans. Attendees of the Dec. 1, 1899, meeting drew up plans to do just that. (See VFW magazine,...
Foes in Sport, Friends in War
The Army and Navy football teams will fight it out in Philadelphia this month for the 100th time. Dating back to the 19th century, this great rivalry has attracted more spectators than any other, witnessed countless memorable moments and produced many...
George Washington: 'Greatest Character of the Age'
Dec. 14, 1999, marks the 200th anniversary of the death (from a throat infection) of the nation's foremost hero. It's about time his achievements once again find a central place in American history and society. When it comes to the genuine heroes of...
Jest a Minute
At McDonald's an elderly couple ordered one burger, one order of fries and one Coke with two glasses. When delivered to their booth, the man placed a napkin in front of himself and his wife, then proceeded to divide the fries, cut the burger in half...
Mailcall
Editor's Note: President Clinton's appearance at the national convention and publication of his picture in the magazine unleashed an avalanche of angry letters265 to be precise. Here is a sampling of the sentiments expressed in them: Fire the Editor...
New Director Takes the Helm
As the man in charge of VFWs Membership Department, Jim Rowoldt plans to target active-duty GIs. This Vietnam vet thinks they are the keys to VFWs future. At the 100th National Convention, Jim Rowoldt was named VFW's new membership director. Rowoldt,...
Past Commander-in-Chief Scerra Dies
VFW National Headquarters was saddened by the death of past Commander-in-Chief Joseph A. Scerra, 85, on Oct. 11, 1999, at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester, Mass. Funeral services were held Oct. 14, at the Lane Funeral Home in Winchester. Mr....
Reunions & Claims
REUNION COORDINATORS: To publicize your unit's reunion, fill out the form provided in the March 1999 issue or print out a form from VFW's website. http://www.,vfw.org/magazine/51.shtml. Send to VFW Magazine, 406 W. 34th St., Suite 523, Kansas City, MO...