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Official Statment Of the MILITARY ASSOCIATION OF ATHEISTS AND FREETHINKERS
The Veterans of Foreign Wars recently published a new, nonsectarian membership application that included none of the religious requirements of their previous application.
We applaud this action and consider their stated membership requirements to be comprehensive and fair:
US citizenship, an honorable discharge, and an overseas campaign medal (or 30 days' service in Korea).
We encourage all veterans to join the VFW, both to continue the long service of the VFW to soldiers and in recognition of the VFW's newfound respect for nonreligious soldiers.
We consider it the responsibility of the membership to generate new, progressive change in the policies of the VFW.
We encourage the VFW to continue to represent all soldiers by avoiding religious issues and focusing on military policies.
We encourage the VFW to publicly recognize their new membership policy by official resolution.
The VFW should rescind it's support of the current Pledge, a document that creates religious division in America, and lobby the supreme court for the original Pledge, the true statement of patriotism in America.
THANK YOU FROM COMMANDER HADDOW
Vic Haddow would like to congradulate all the new
officers and wish them well for the coming year. Vic would like to thank
all the members of post 2350 for all of their help and support, for the past
two years especially the members who gave him advice and guidance , Thank
you for the privledge of serving you as Commander, I will try to do my best
as district 2 commander. Vic Haddow Post commander 2350 Elko Nevada
Post QM Walt Goddard, obtained permission to post the following from:Rich Kolb