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New Computers Arrive on Campus!

The entire National Home campus is filled with gratitude toward all who contributed to our Technology Fund. Our entire campus now has brand new, up-to-date computers with high-speed internet access. Thank you for bringing us into the 21st century! Our old computers and printers got a lot of use, and were starting to break down. They ran very slowly, and about half of them relied on an operating system (Windows XP) that is no longer serviced or supported. Worse, the computers were simply outdated. They just didn’t have enough memory or capabilities to handle the new programs – not to mention the huge quantity of images and video –that are processed today. Fortunately, the cost of computing po


The VFW National Home for Children is celebrating its 90th Anniversary throughout 2015. As part of that celebration, we will be focusing on one decade of the National Home’s history each month. This month, we highlight the 1960's. Expansion of the Recreational Area With combined efforts of the Scouts and VFW members from Wisconsin, Minnesota, California and Michigan, a new scout cabin was completed in the Fall of 1960 on the bank of Lake Romanis. The cabin was complete with a large, beautiful fireplace, a large room for Scout meetings, bunks for sleeping 12 Scouts and a loft to accomodate 8 more. The scout cabin is still used today by the Boy Scouts and guests that enjoy a primitive camping

Welcome Back Home

May 30, 2015 was a mixture of a family reunion and high school reunion on the campus of the National Home as many alumni from the Home visited their past. From Texas and Alaska to Illinois and Michigan, alumni gathered in the Community Center and museum to renew friendships, pore through stacks of old photographs and just share stories of their lives during and after their stay at the National Home. In preparation for the day, staff had boxes of old photographs from years gone by for alumni to go through. Printers were made available and copies of photos were immediately made for alumni desiring them. This was a big success and the museum turned out to be the major gathering point for the

Celebrating Success!

The National Home's Community Celebration is an annual highlight in our community. Each year, residents, trustees, staff and guests gather in the Community Center auditorium to publicly recognize the academic and personal achievements our residents have attained during the past year. The event kicks off with our youngest honorees, the National Home's preschool graduates. This year, seven youngsters will head off to kindergarten in the fall. And they are more than ready, thanks to the National Home’s on-site early childhood education program. School-age residents are also recognized for their academic achievements. This year, several students were recognized for making the honor roll, improvi

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