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Christmas Time at The National Home

Since 1928, members of The Military Order of the Cootie have spread holiday cheer to National Home residents. And after 88 years, Cootie Christmas remains one of the most anticipated events here on campus. The Cooties came to town the week after Thanksgiving, traveling from far and wide to share the holiday spirit at the National Home. The festivities began on Wednesday with a spaghetti dinner, hosted by the Florida Cooties. Residents and Cooties, enjoyed a meal together at the Guest Lodge and did some cookie decorating! Friday evening, members of the VFW Department of Michigan District 8 organized the delivery of presents to the children living on campus. Fire trucks rolled through the ne

The National Home Thanks Our Newest Sponsor, The Military Order of the Cootie.

The VFW National Home for Children is happy to announce our newest home sponsor. The Military Order of the Cootie and its Auxiliary will sponsor the MOC/MOCA House. The house, constructed in 1935, has 1,933 square feet with 3 bedrooms, one full bath and two half baths. The Military Order of the Cootie is a subsidiary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Established in 1920, the organization is based on the principle of good humor and fun. The Cooties were instrumental in helping to establish the VFW National Home for Children, and National Home and the Cooties share a long and rich history. Building sponsorship represents a strong commitment to the National Home, and it is critical to our abilit

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