WELL, WELL, WELL, Here we go again! VVnW is always too late. Today I was able to review a copy of the VVnW rag "veteran leader", Edition 1&2, 2008. Funny how they name one copy as edition 1 & 2. This is so they can say, if asked, that they print these frequently. Yet the readers expect two (2) magazines they get only one!!! These people cheat at EVERYTHING no matter how big or how small! On page 5 in the message from the exe. dir. (you know, THE FRAULINE) she writes: QUOTE: We have begun the landscaping at the house by planting trees - Japanese lilac, ash and Colorado blue spruce. These are not just trees but they will become tributes to those who have had a great influence on the organization from its beginnings. There is a tree dedicated to James Charles (deceased) former National Commander; one for Michael Milne ( deceased) former National Commander; one for John Sponseller (deceased) Pennsylvania State Commander; one to represent all of those who have worked at the UVBH Promise as it goes through its stages toward completion and each of the other trees will have a special significance assigned to each one." UNQUOTE! Now we all know that when Jim Charles died NO ONE from national attended the viewing or funeral. His Post members and friends did though. We know also that when Mike Milne died Forbesy and his Frauline attended the funeral. BUT Forbesy, the VVnW National Commander, DID NOT EVEN SPEAK AT THE FUNERAL. As National Commander he had an obligation to speak! The Frauline said a few words. Perhaps they felt "guilty". She was "with" Milne until Forbesy jumped on her quicker than a kangaroo. Then when John Sponseller died no one from national came to the viewing or funeral. What's even worse is only one couple from PA-35, a friend, came to his viewing or funeral. NO ONE representing his Post 35 came. He did have a lot of former VVnW friends there though. Too bad national couldn't recognize these people "who have had a great influence on the organization" when they were still with us or even at their funerals. This is some f___ing organization! ENUFF SAID! DonaldN Semper Fi!