by VFW Post 6937 Commander Floyd Houston:
Long ago the Greek philosopher Aristotle uttered the famous truth, “We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then is not an act but a habit.” That said, Brownsville VFW Post 6937 can genuinely claim excellence in what VFW Posts throughout the nation are tasked to do: Remembering the fallen; taking care of the living; and doing good works in the community. For a second straight year, (last year under Commander Edwin Vincent – now in line to become State Commander, and this year under Commander Floyd Houston) our Post has been awarded the title All State from the VFW Department of Kentucky (only 20 Posts throughout the Commonwealth were so honored).
Remembering fallen veterans has been accomplished through providing Burial Honors Details for an average of twelve veterans per year, as well as providing the Honor Guard at Memorial Day services at the Courthouse. Service for the living means helping veterans and their widows and orphans obtain their VA benefits, as well as providing comradeship and fun service activities for fellow veterans. Doing good works in the community can be seen in our speaking competition for high school students, writing competition for middle school students, child identification kit distribution, conducting flag training and Veterans Day programs in the schools, the establishment of a community service awards program, and the establishment of a veterans’ scholarship at WKU.
Post Commander Floyd Houston and Post Quartermaster Donna Engel will receive the award (white VFW overseas caps) at the Department meeting in Louisville early next month.