From May 12th to the 14th, the VFW National Home for Children hosted the 12th annual National Home Junior Vice Orientation. This year’s group of VFW and Auxiliary leaders was one of the largest in record and included National Jr. Vice Commander-In-Chief, Keith Harman and National Jr. Vice President, Dee Guillory.
44 states and the Department of Europe and Pacific Areas were represented during the weekend gathering where attendees were able to get a behind-the-scenes look at what we do here at the National Home. They toured the campus and facilities, interacted one-on-one with staff members, and had an opportunity to hear from past and present residents.
“The National Home is absolutely breathtaking!” remarked Cathy Evans, Department of Montana Jr. Vice President.
The Jr. Vice Commanders and Presidents really enjoyed the transparency of our campus and having access to any of the facilities that they wanted to explore. They were also able to take tours of the residences here on campus that each of their Posts and Auxiliaries sponsor.
Though many of the guests had heard of the National Home before their visit, everyone left with a deeper understanding after fully experiencing the National Home for Children and the impact that our programs and services have.
“Seeing truly is believing.” said Florida Jr. Vice Commander, Gail Hadley. “You see photos and slide shows but coming here is truly an awesome experience.”