Raymond "Padre" Allbright is our Chapter Chaplain, feel free to contact him at any time 615.525.0561:
The VA published a webpage entitled "Let’s talk about Afghanistan: Resources for Veterans and their families". This site provides great links for resources and I agree with them where they state "If you are struggling...Don’t be afraid to lean on your Veteran community..."
Please click a link, visit a site, or make a call. We are in this fight together, call me at 615.525.0561.
-- Raymond "Padre" Allbright
From the National Chaplain Max "Preacherman" Waugh:
"...I lift the entire association up daily in my prayers for peace, comfort, and protection. In particular, our Vietnam Veterans, many of whom are suffering from health issues brought on by their service to our country when many in our country did not appreciate the sacrifices of our brothers and sisters during the Vietnam War. For our Vietnam War brothers and sisters, welcome home and thanks for your service to this country. Especially thinking of you today, March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, I ask that we actively watch over our fellow brothers and sisters within CVMA®. Making ourselves available as needed to support our members that are at a higher risk. Rather making meals for porch deliveries, grocery runs, pharmacy runs, etc. Providing a virtual shoulder to lean on and an open and confidential ear to listen. For those suffering with TBI/PTSD and this social distancing is aggravating any issues, please reach out to a brother and sister. If your chapter has a chaplain, feel free to call to talk to him/her, knowing what you say will remain in confidence. The LAST thing we want is for one of our own to join the ‘22’. Please reach out in times of need.
As promised to the NBOD and the association when I was appointed the NChap in 2017, I will not ‘force’ any religious view upon our membership, nor do our chaplains. We all come from various walks of life and various religious/non-religious backgrounds. I do though, as mentioned, pray daily for this association and our members. I ask that we all keep each other in our thoughts and our prayers (as each sees fit) during this difficult time and most importantly have each other’s back. We are in the mist of a battle against an unseen enemy, and as brothers and sisters in arms, we do NOT leave a brother or sister alone or behind on ANY battlefield.
Keep your head on a swivel and the rubber side down.
Max "Preacherman" Waugh
John 15:12-13 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”