"Let me say I would fly half way around the world for the honor of meeting with the VFW."
"The conviction of the Veterans of Foreign Wars that our heritage of freedom must be protected is a signal to all your fellow citizens that courage and commitment continue to be honored and celebrated."
"By your magnificent wartime service you have defended America's freedom and security. Today, as veterans, you serve with equal tenacity, devoting brain and heart to the task on keeping our country strong."
"The record of the VFW, working today on behalf of our National Security, adds honor to your proud tradition of military service in all parts of the world. As strong defenders of peace, you exemplify the highest quality of American citizenship."
"My membership in the VFW has long been a source of pride and personal satisfaction because of the high ideals that have been exemplified throughout the lifetime of the VFW. I am sure I speak for all our fellow Americans in voicing my confident expectation that the VFW will ever stand in the forefront in unselfish devotion to our Nation."