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A First-Time Visitor's Perspective

After almost 50 years of being a VFW member and holding every position at the post, state, and district level, Charlie McConville of Maryland, had the opportunity to visit the National Home. Before his visit, Charlie was well aware of the National Home and had done many fundraisers for us, but what he always envisioned was a couple of kids in a house being cared for. He had what he calls “tunnel vision.” During his visit, he was given an in-depth tour of the property and facilities and was able to see the behind the scenes of the place. He realized how much he had underestimated the massive undertaking that running and maintaining a community the size of the National Home is. There are

The Holidays at the VFW National Home for Children

The Military Order of the Cootie has been spreading Christmas cheer to the children of the National Home for over 88 years. Early December each year they travel from far and wide to share the holiday spirit at the National Home with Cootie Christmas. Wednesday, the Cooties arrived at the National Home and got right to work, wrapping presents for all of the boys and girls. That night, the Florida Cooties hosted their annual spaghetti dinner at our Guest Lodge where residents and Cooties enjoyed a meal together and did some holiday 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

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