VFW Mid-Winter Conference

The Pennsylvania Veterans 0f Foreign Wars will hold their annual Mid-Winter Conference at the Double Tree By Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry on Jan. 18-20. Some of the highlights will be a Veterans Service Meeting, Veterans Service Finance Meeting, General Service, Council Of Administration and small games of chance. The Voice of Democracy and The Patriot Pen Banquet will be held Saturday evening.

Student Veterans of America

VFW members were recognized for their outstanding commitment to the student veteran community during Student Veterans of America’s (SVA) 16th Annual National Conference (NatCon), held this year in Nashville, Tenn. Denny Cosmo, of Bristol Community College, received the SVA Chapter Advisor of the Year Award. Eric D’Arce, of Suffolk County Community College, was named as a Student Veteran of the Year finalist. D’Arce also serves as VFW Post 2913’s Jr. Vice Commander and District 11 Legislative Chairman. Additionally, VFW-SVA Legislative Fellow, Jamie Springston, was selected as a finalist for Student Veteran of the Year. During the conference, VFW-accredited service officers assisted hundreds of student veterans at a claims clinic on site. VFW Washington Office Executive Director Ryan Gallucci addressed the conference’s general session stating, “Service organizations like SVA and VFW are vital to veterans to thrive through transition and beyond.”

VFW National Home for Children

The National Home was founded in 1925 as a place where families left behind by war could remain together. Today’s families face different challenges, and the National Home has evolved over decades to meet those needs. The community is open to the families of active-duty military personnel, veterans and relatives of VFW and VFW Auxiliary members. Families may consist of one or both parents with one or more children. If your family needs help, contact the helpline by calling (800) 313-4200.

Till next week, praying for all service members.


– Charles Castelluccio