Historian 2016-2017

  Cheryl Michel Historian 2016-2017

Cheryl Michel, Historian                                                         

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 Welcome to a new year of memories.  Our Department President’s theme is “Believe«Belong « Because”, and I hope we can capture the passion we have for our Veterans and our Organization by documenting the 2016-2017 year in pictures and articles—for these are our memories!

Please send pictures and articles of what you and your auxiliary are doing this year for our Veterans or when you are enjoying each other’s company.  Wherever you are, be sure to have that camera or your cell phone ready to capture those special moments at your meeting or event held by your VFW and/or auxiliary.


Every picture tells a story and it makes a memory last forever.  As a Historian, on any level, either written or pictorial we can follow our President and members through the year and document history.  Join me this year in doing so.

Also this year we are trying something new.  Please help add to Department President Samee’s Memoir 2016-2017 by visiting and adding pictures to the Facebook page at ILVFWA Department President Memoir 2016-2017.  We ask that you keep everything pertinent to this term of office.  But we do welcome comments and “likes” as those will add to the overall fun of the end product.

The Facebook page is not a replacement for the books that I plan to create for our Department President so please send me your pictures.  I ask that you include the date of the event and the names/titles of those pictured.  

Mark your calendar for the National President’s Visit scheduled for February 8-12, 2017 in conjunction with our Council of Administration, Voice of Democracy/Patriot’s Pen Banquet and Lincoln Pilgrimage, more details to follow.



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September 2016

January 2016