Members to hand out treats downtown Oct. 31
The Frontier City Kids recently visited VFW Post 539 in Henryetta. Veterans Service Officer Tricia Bear shared information with the visitors about the VFW youth competitions, such as Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen, Art contests and National Anthem singing competition.
Sr. Vice Commander Hugh “Rooster” Jackson and Quartermaster Glenn Cook showed them how to fold the flag.
Commander Bill Goodner read the symbolism that each fold of the flag represents, followed by a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
During the meeting, the Frontier City kids also practiced the song Bear wrote in 1999 called “March on Soldiers” in memory of her deceased brother and Marine Teddy Samuel Bear.
The song will be performed at the Veterans Day Program this year at Schulter Schools.
VFW Post 539 and VFW Auxiliary members also bagged up lots of candy which will be given out on Halloween, Oct. 31 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Main Street in Henryetta, next to the library. “We’re looking forward to seeing all of the kids dressed up for Halloween,” Bear stated. “If you’re a veteran, please stop by on Halloween to the right of the library and let me help you get your VA benefits and answer your questions. Thank you for your support of veterans. We truly appreciate it.”