CELEBRATION WEEK HONORS VETERANS WHO ARE #STILLSERVING
The #StillServing campaign to honor veterans making a positive difference in their communities continues to run strong. Launched early in 2020, #StillServing has become a movement to share stories of hope during the COVID-19 crisis. The many ways veterans are meeting needs in a difficult time are incredible and inspiring.
To show gratitude for the outstanding response of veterans to the country’s unprecedented challenges, the VFW held a virtual #StillServing Celebration July 20-24. When the VFW made the decision to cancel the 2020 National Convention due to coronavirus concerns, it seemed like a natural fit to turn attention to the men and women who have gone above and beyond to help throughout the past several months.
More than 5,500 people RSVP’d for the #StillServing Celebration which took place on the VFW’s Facebook page. Throughout the week, the VFW highlighted veterans who’ve remained committed to a life of service. The event also showcased remarks from special guests and surprise celebrity entertainers, including Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels from the popular hip-hop group RunDMC.
The week’s events wrapped up with the installation of the new VFW National Commander on July 24. U.S. Air Force veteran Hal Roesch II, of Hampton, Virginia, is excited to lead the 20/20 Vision For Veterans. He used his speech to commend the important service efforts underway and express pride in veterans as pillars in their communities.
“You have opened your Posts and your hearts in times of crisis – be it natural disasters or pandemics,” said Roesch.
“You have conducted buddy checks, raised money, fed those in need, ran errands for those who could not do so for themselves, but just as important, you showed the nation and the world that the VFW remains resilient.”
Thank you to each veteran doing everything possible to help those around you. We’re grateful for your ongoing commitment to serve your fellow Americans. To see some of the veterans taking action view the latest #StillServing video on the VFW Facebook page.
If you’re a veteran who is #StillServing and you’ve not told us about how you continue to answer the call of duty, please do so today. Share your story.
Be sure to request your #StillServing decal from the website, get an image to post on your social media and watch the videos of how veterans are displaying the best of America. Help us spread the word and honor more veterans who are #StillServing.