Region 8 Director

Francisco F. Ivarra

Region 8 Director

My Fellow Veterans,

 

I am seeking re-election to the position of Region 8 Director. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, my mission of visiting every possible State Council meeting comprising Region 8 was met, as well as never missing submitting a Region 8 Report. During the pandemic, I have joined Zoom meetings, continued to keep the Region informed by providing current National Board after-meeting reports and sharing relevant and updated information pertaining to our veterans and their families.

 

I believe most of you know who I am, so I prefer not to dwell on my previous personal or professional community, state, and national accomplishments other than currently serving on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough’s Veterans Rural Health Committee. Instead, I prefer to write on the extraordinary membership and leadership we have leading the states within Region 8. I am proud to belong to a group of unselfish individuals who place service to their fellow veterans before self-interest and praise.

 

Prior and during the coronavirus national pandemic they have accomplished major projects like having state highways named for Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients, POWs and MIAs, holding large events to honor our veterans, lobbying and raising funds for VVA memorials, providing the best VSO service possible, and engaging our government on legislation to ensure that all veterans receive the benefits they rightfully deserve. These are indeed worthy endeavors, but what I admire most about these Region 8 members is that they are sincere and honest individuals who are committed to improving the life and worth of those who have served our great nation and who are in need of encouragement, guidance, and a path to positive self-worth. I am extremely proud of them and hope that in some small way I have helped their commendable efforts.

 

I am privileged in serving as Region 8 Director and I hope you will again support my candidacy. Thank you for your effective leadership and for making Region 8 one of the best Regions in the nation. With all sincerity, I also want to thank you for making your friendship an invaluable part of my life. Your Vietnam brother,

 

Francisco F. Ivarra

United States Army, Americal Division

196th LIB, 3/23 Infantry

I Corps, RSV, 1969-1969

Combat Wounded, March 13, 1969

My Fellow Veterans,

 

I am seeking re-election to the position of Region 8 Director. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, my mission of visiting every possible State Council meeting comprising Region 8 was met, as well as never missing submitting a Region 8 Report. During the pandemic, I have joined Zoom meetings, continued to keep the Region informed by providing current National Board after-meeting reports and sharing relevant and updated information pertaining to our veterans and their families.

 

I believe most of you know who I am, so I prefer not to dwell on my previous personal or professional community, state, and national accomplishments other than currently serving on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough’s Veterans Rural Health Committee. Instead, I prefer to write on the extraordinary membership and leadership we have leading the states within Region 8. I am proud to belong to a group of unselfish individuals who place service to their fellow veterans before self-interest and praise.

 

Prior and during the coronavirus national pandemic they have accomplished major projects like having state highways named for Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients, POWs and MIAs, holding large events to honor our veterans, lobbying and raising funds for VVA memorials, providing the best VSO service possible, and engaging our government on legislation to ensure that all veterans receive the benefits they rightfully deserve. These are indeed worthy endeavors, but what I admire most about these Region 8 members is that they are sincere and honest individuals who are committed to improving the life and worth of those who have served our great nation and who are in need of encouragement, guidance, and a path to positive self-worth. I am extremely proud of them and hope that in some small way I have helped their commendable efforts.

 

I am privileged in serving as Region 8 Director and I hope you will again support my candidacy. Thank you for your effective leadership and for making Region 8 one of the best Regions in the nation. With all sincerity, I also want to thank you for making your friendship an invaluable part of my life. Your Vietnam brother,

 

Francisco F. Ivarra

United States Army, Americal Division

196th LIB, 3/23 Infantry

I Corps, RSV, 1969-1969

Combat Wounded, March 13, 1969