Veterans of Foreign Wars
Lake Minnetonka VFW Post 5919
P.O. Box 513
Excelsior, Mn. 55331

email: vfw5919@yahoo.com

Some Still Serve!
Welcome to our world, home of Veterans.
On a Mission for both God and Country!
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Who Are We ?
Veterans still proud to wear the uniform and bonded to preserve
camaraderie.
Now united in strength to support all veterans and the Lake
Minnetonka community
.

What We Do?
Provide care, benefits and support to veterans/families across the
street and around the world.
Provide programs and services to Lake Minnetonka community that
fosters patriotism.

If you are a veteran/family and are experiencing
a
CRISIS, call :  1-888-546-5838
(Confidential call line )   1-800-273-8255 Press 1
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FORTITUDE & LOYALTY
This website is:
Dedicated to those who were vigilant so we
could rest,
Who gave everything that we may thrive,
Who are silent that we may breathe free.
We honor you, veterans of USA.

This VFW Post is:
Politically incorrect. We say Merry Christmas,
God bless America, we salute our flag and
give thanks to our troops, police officers and
firefighters. If this offends you, leave this
website ASAP.
In God we trust.
Member Bio's
Veteran News
                                               E Pluribus Unum


Our  USA motto is “e pluribus unum,” meaning “out of many, one.”   But does it
still apply, is it still relevant?   Or have we begun to lose our commonality?
We seem to be headed toward another meaning,  “
out of one, many.”   Have we
even shattered the bonds that once held us together,  namely the principles of the
Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.   
The evidence we hear and read today is explosive, vitriolic political rhetoric.      
Most Americans feel the current tone of politics and debate is encouraging
violence.   Violence, not dissent. Violence, not just passion. Violence, not
constructive change.   It’s no longer just a matter of disagreement between the
political parties, it’s war.   It’s incitement.    It’s organized hatred, the kind one would
expect to find in a nation engaged in civil war.   But  there’s nothing civil about it.
America has been involved in many wars throughout its 240-year history.   But the
deadliest of all of them, in terms of American carnage, was the Civil War that split
the U.S. in half.   A nation that experienced nearly a million self-inflected deaths in
four years should know better.   We’ve been there, we’ve done that.   Do we really
want to go there, again?   Or is it even avoidable when we no longer find common
ground on the most basic values and assumptions, like marriage, sex, the rule of
law, self-government, right and wrong, borders, the principle of self-defense, etc.?
There is a cold war being waged within America over our basic way of life.   And it
could threaten to explode into a hot war at any moment.   So do we just continue to
slouch toward that inevitability?   I had a wise old teacher years ago tell us young
students that our nation would crumble from within, not be defeated from without.   
Being an ole veteran, I now understand what she was conveying to us.

Veterans must stand up and defend why we took an oath to sacrifice our lives if
need be, to support our freedoms?   May God continue to bless our great nation!  
"Not for themselves,
but for their country"