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Hello, and welcome brothers and sisters. My name is Jean Scholar. I am the President of the VFW Auxiliary for the 8th District of Minnesota. I have been a member of the VFW Auxiliary since 1968. I joined the Hoyt Lakes Auxiliary and am still a member there.
My husband, of fourteen years, Butch and I, have six children, ten grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
I joined the VFW Auxiliary primarily because of my father, a World War II disabled veteran. Growing up, I witnessed my father suffer in silence with his body full of fragments from a grenade. When I was twelve years old, my father entered the Sturgis, South Dakota VA Hospital to have some of the fragments removed. To this day, I do not know how my father arranged for me to tour the hospital, but he did. Memories of those veterans there at that facility have remained with me to this day. I saw men and women who looked 100 years old, but in fact, were less than forty. I also saw veterans who would never leave the facility. After the tour, my father's words were simple yet profound "Don't Ever Forget". I have not forgotten.
My symbol is the bunny, my flower is the carnation and my color is blue. My motto is "Hop into Service to the Veterans".
I have served in many of the offices and chairmanships for my Auxiliary, mostly as President. I served as Color Bearer, Junior Vice and Senior Vice for the 8th District.