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Specials for July
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Spaghetti Dinner $6.50


Dates to Remember
28 J UN 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated
28 J UL 1914 Austria fires first shots leading to the invasion of Serbia
4 AUG 1914 Germany declares war on Belgium and invades

From the Office of the President of the
Mens Auxiliary
From the Office of the Quartermaster

J osh is on leave this month and will be back next
month.

Everyone have a great 4
th
of July!

Comrades,

Summer has started, but it is still quite wet. Hopefully
you are all staying dry.

As a reminder if you are a continuous member, which
means you pay every year, we have went to
subscription dues so you will not get your membership
payment letter from National until later this fall at the
earliest.

Thank you for keeping your membership with our
Post.

Quartermaster
John Lopez


"This is not peace. It is an armistice for 20 years" - Marshal Ferdinand Foch upon reading the
Treaty of Versailles


1223 Officers
Commander Joe Butler
Sr Vice Cdr Ray Pizzaro
Jr Vice Cdr MK Lentz
Quartermaster John Lopez


Post Phone 218-233-6100
Bingo Hotline 218-233-4786

Membership 2013 2014
Post.639..619
Auxiliary.....795..726

VFW Post 1223
1505 West Center Avenue
Dilworth MN 56529


The 1223er
A Monthly Publication
Issue Date: July 2014
Veterans of Foreign Wars &
Auxiliary of
Albert E. Johnson Post 1223
1505 West Center Avenue
Dilworth MN 56529










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Volume 43 Issue 7
Current Membership for 2014: 619 Membership Total for 2013: 639

From the Office of the Junior Vice Commander
MK Lentz
From the Office of the Ladies Auxiliary President
Joann Lien
Comrades, At Ease!

This month marks a new beginning for the 1223er.
You will notice a slightly new look and coming up
some new features.

One of the things I would like to bring to your
attention is the 100
th
Anniversary of World War I. If
you have stories about World War I, I would like to
put them in the newsletter. Weve been archiving the
newsletter for almost 3 years now and this is a great
way to preserve some of the stories that have been
passed down from generation to generation. Including
them here will help preserve them for future
generations.

I also encourage everyone to give me a story of their
war. There are numerous anniversaries that should be
preserved.

Finally, those of you who have been studying the
details of military history have many interesting facts
to share.

Ill throw one out there: I want some information
about railway artillery used in the wars and some were
built for defense but never used. Some of you know
this topic well so lets get some submissions!

All right get to work!
Jr. Vice Commander MK Lentz
Dear sister's
It is a pleasure and a privilege to be your president
again this year. I know it will be a great year. Karen
did a fantastic job and I can only say I hope I can do
just as good. I hope you all are having a good summer!

I want to take this opportunity to invite you to the
VFW for our meeting our meeting they are at 6 o'clock
on the first Monday of the month the meetings are not
that long because we have no floor work and it's a
chance to get out and meet and after the meeting we sit
and visit.

The state conversation was in St cloud this year .it
was very impressive and we all learned allot and had
the honor of meeting one of our sisters from National
and she was very nice. It also gave us the opportunity
to visit with sisters all over the state. Our auxiliary got
awards.
Our auxiliary got a total of 14 between awards
between district and state I was very proud of our
ladies.

Hope to see you at our next meeting.

Enjoy your summer!
Joann Lien