I would like to thank all of the members of the Department of Connecticut Veterans of Foreign Wars for having me as their Past Department Commander. Over the many years and many positions that I have been elected or appointed to, this is the greatest honor I have had bestowed upon me. I will serve as the Past Department Commander with dignity and pride.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars has to remain focused on our core mission and my theme for this year of "Helping all Veterans and Families Past, Present and Future” magnifies my intent and commitment to that mission.
We must keep the lines of communications open, from our Post thru to our National level if we are to succeed in the work we do for our Valued Veterans and their Families.
The work we do in our Communities through our Safety, Youth, Americanism and Communities Activity Programs, are additions born over the years to what we provide by visiting, entertaining and making a brighter day for those Veterans in hospitals and nursing homes all over our great state . Nothing is more rewarding than that.
So I look forward with great anticipation to my year as the Past State Commander of the Department of Connecticut Veterans of Foreign Wars and if anyone has any questions regarding our organization or is interested in joining the Veterans of Foreign Wars or our Auxiliary, please contact us. Thank You
May God continue to keep those guarding the gates of our freedom safe.
Robert Priest, Past Commander
Department of Connecticut
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States