Cape Gazette

VFW Post 7447 donates to Fisher House

Mar 31, 2013
Photo by: Steven Billups Shown at the check presentation are (l-r) Post 7447 Quartermaster Tom Zalewski, Post 7447 Senior Vice Commander Tracy Brown, Post 7447 Commander Ed Tucker, Post 7447 Men’s Auxiliary William Stranch and Commander of Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operation Col. John Devllier.

Members of VFW Post 7447 visited the Fisher House at Dover Air Force base and donated two checks to the Fisher House for Families of the Fallen March 18. One of the checks was from the post and another check was from the men’s auxiliary.

The Fisher House Program is private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of the men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond those that are normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

The Fisher House houses families of fallen veterans during the dignified transfer of serviceman at Dover Air Force. The Fisher House also has a separate Mediation Center for Families of the Fallen to find quiet times during their stay.



After visiting the Meditation Center, the group continues its tour into the Fisher House. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Inside the Fisher House, Post 7447 Commander Ed Tucker, left, talks with House Manager Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Uylaki. The kitchen is stocked with four refrigerators of food. The house also features a play area for children and rooms to house up to 16 family members. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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