They used to send me a press release about this event to post here every year, which I was always very honored and pleased to do. But I haven't been receiving any such information from them lately. I assume it's because I have published criticism of a president who clearly collaborated with a nasty foreign power to get himself elected.
Personally I would think that any functioning patriot would be appalled at so compromised an individual somehow ascending to the position of Commander In Chief of our military. And a five time Viet Nam era draft dodger, no less. I mean, what is there to like about this guy?
Besides, isn't that what our service men and women fought and died to defend? The freedom to speak your beliefs and opinions in as forthright and fearless a manner as possible? That's pretty much where I stand. By using your freedoms you honor those who sacrificed everything to protect them.
However, the importance of this event by far transcends any such local political disagreement over press release distribution, and you really do need to go. It is very important that you do.
The VFW still hasn't posted the identity of this year's speaker yet. They have certainly had some very interesting and controversial ones there over the last few years.
As is their unalienable right.