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Friday, August 18th 2017

The Crisis

December 23, 1776

"THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER" and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God. ..."
 
 
Post 192 Commander's Note:
This is true now when we in the VFW are fighting for our continued existence with dropping membership; member's lack of enthusiasm, and general apathy....much like other organizations as well.  What's different in our case, though, is that WE FOUGHT for the highest principles and cannot let our predecessors down.  We need to do better and bring our younger generations into the fold to keep our organization viable and available for future generations..
 
 
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Washington Elm VFW Post 192 is located at 620 Cliff Street in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423 and welcomes as members all active duty or veterans of all wars, conflicts, and military actions, if qualified.