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A Beginning, A Struggle, and A Victory

Each year we gather as a community to share and celebrate the accomplishments of the children and parents here at The National Home. This year we honored educational achievement, our preschool and high school graduates, and parent honorees. The preschoolers were very excited to receive their diplomas and sing their song! Preschool teachers Ivy Bush and Nicole Mendoza read the childrens’ names aloud along with what they wanted to be when they grew up; there were many wonderful career choices like bike shop mechanic, an EMT, Captain America, and Elsa. Our graduating High School seniors, John and Corey, both received graduation gifts and Corey received a scholarship to help him next fall when

Congratulations Class of 2016!!

The VFW National Home for Children congratulates Class of 2016 members John Gentges and Corey Buchanan! John is graduating from Eaton Rapids High School and plans to continue his schooling. Here at the National Home, he has been very involved in activities such as 4-H where he raised and showed swine. He has competed in the Special Olympics and enjoys therapeutic horseback riding. Corey is graduating from Springport High School and plans to attend Michigan State University in the fall for engineering. Corey really enjoys playing baseball and playing around with electronics. He has been working while going to school and saved up enough money to buy his own car this year. Congratulations


Everyone got a real treat on May 17th when the community kids put on their annual piano recital. The crowd was entertained with a multitude of talents including solo and duet piano performances, singing, and a trumpet solo! The little trumpeter was thrilled when the crowd called for more, which he had already prepared for, and he launched into it immediately after hearing the word “encore”. Another highlight was a beautiful piano rendition of Adele’s “Hello”. The kids have been taking lessons all year with their teacher Rhonda Kennedy who has been teaching students piano for 38 years here at the National Home! The only requirement for students is to be at least 8 years old and have an in

Women serving Women Veterans at the National Home

Wow! Everyone had an amazing time this year at the Women Serving Women Vets retreat at the VFW National Home for Children. The ladies got away from the hustle and bustle of life and spent the weekend at the Guest Lodge on our beautiful grounds, where they had the opportunity to spend time with other female veterans. The ladies were struck by the serenity and safety of our little community and said that it provided the perfect backdrop for connecting and creating new friendships. The Michigan based organization seeks to identify and help the over 14,000 female veterans living in the state. These women may be struggling with addiction, homelessness, sexual trauma, PTSD, or joblessness; th

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