Veterans Day 2022

VFW Post 10041 Commander Henry Hunter leads the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Bethel Alaska Territorial Guard Monument Park while post members stand in remembrance of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. photo by Greg Lincoln

by Henry Hunter

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2022, VFW Post 10041 would like to recognize all Veterans throughout our great State of Alaska. With your courage, dedication and love for Country, men and women joined the military to continue to protect the freedom for all Americans as we know it. VFW Post 10041 Salutes You for service to God and Country.

More than ever our Democracy is threatened today with other countries invading to take away Freedom in other countries. Those Veterans who are still in uniform today, we pray Give them the strength to protect the gates of Freedom for all Americans.

We as Americans must never forget our Veterans, past and present. Here in Alaska, never forget our Territorial Guard, National Guard, and our current military in the United States. America must have a strong military, not to go to war, but to protect our way of life – Democracy.

As our National VFW Commander in Chief wrote, “Every Veterans Counts.” We must thank them for their service, honor their bravery and respect them as true heroes. Congress must provide these Veterans with benefits that they deserve, not with red tape and walls. Our Veterans Affairs Service Officers continue to work hard to make sure our Veterans receive the benefits they are entitled to.

With the passage of Pact Act Law, I hope these Veterans who were exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances receive the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve. Here in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, we have a large population of Veterans living here.

And in closing, Robert V. Lindsey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10041 says THANK YOU VETERANS, you have done your duty- to your families, to your communities, to your fallen comrades, and to your country. You have honorably served your nation with great distinction and we can never say thank you enough, for your service in war and in peace time – THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU. God Bless our military and most of all, the United States of America.

Henry J. Hunter, Sr.


Robert V. Lindsey VFW Post 10041