Monday, December 21, 2015

A little tour of our great country.  May freedom reign in the land of the brave in 2016 and always!.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Nice Tradition

When visiting a National Cemetary....a nice tradition!
This is a tradition that has been held onto by members of the United States Military.  The money left at graves in national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries is left in place for a time, but is eventually collected, and the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery or paying burial costs for indigent veterans.
Read More: Tradition of Coins Left on the Gravestone of a Soldier |
A coin left on a headstone lets the deceased soldiers family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respect. Leaving a penny means you visited.
A nickel means that you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together. If you served with the soldier, you leave a dime. A quarter is very significant because it means that you were there when that soldier died.
Some Vietnam veterans would simply leave coins as a “down payment” to buy their fallen comrades a beer or to play a hand of cards when they would finally be reunited.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day Message

May you all have a Blessed Veterans Day. There are many planned Veterans Day activities in our area as I am sure there are yours. A favorite activity is to eat out. Many restaurants and other businesses are offering discounts, free meals, etc. There are so many I suggest you "Google" Discounts on Veterans Day 2015. One of the best deals I find is at my favorite steak house:Texas Roadhouse (hope you have one in your area), with a free full meal for veterans. 
Planning for the coming year? How about a cruise after the INTO Area Rally. See Below. Let's have a Chapter Rally at the INTO Area Rally at Tallahassee April 15-18, 2016. Let me know if you can attend. Yes I know, I mentioned other rallies in the last newsletter and will mention them and more in future newsletters.
Reminder: check out
John Lee, F202724
President MVC FMCA
Phone: 256-366-663
Five-day Caribbean cruise to paradise View this online
FMCA Cruise 2016
Join the Fun
Join the Tour Connection Chapter Tour Connection Chapter

You received this e-mail because John and J Carol Lee is a member of Family Motor Coach Association. To ensure delivery of FMCA membership e-mails, please add  to your contacts list. To unsubscribe from our mailing list, go to our email preferences page.
  FMCA logoContact Us |   Privacy Policy/Terms of Use

Family Motor Coach Association
 8291 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45244 | (800) 543-3622 


Looks like fun!!

For you MVC members who jumped out of perfectly good airplanes....Here is a photo of one of our members checking it off his "bucket list" of things to do. Read more about it in the January issue of FMC magazine. RVing is all about having fun!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Be yourself. 

Those that mind don't matter. 

Those that matter don't mind

Thank a teacher if you are reading this. Thank a vet if you are reading it in English.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

     A lot has occurred since the last MVC e-news. The MVC had a combined (with the Elks and Full Time Chapters) Pre-rally at Lake Delton (the Dells), Wisconsin on July 18-21st. An enjoyable time was had by all. We had a "welcome" meal of Wisconsin brats; visited the Carr Valley Cheese Company (where they had plenty of samples and many purchases were made); had a "pot luck" meal and afterwards had a "white elephant" auction; had a 'humdinger'  of a breakfast at Paul Bunyan's, then the Lumberjack show; rode the "ducks;' and wrapped up with a roast beef dinner when the "sheriff" announced fines (of 25 cents) for infractions he noted by members during the rally. Combining the proceeds from the "none essentials" auction and the fines collected by the "sheriff," a check for $260 has been sent to the American Heart Association.
     The annual audit of the MVC Treasurer's records was done during the Pre-rally by members Steve Czartsy and Jack Hauswirth. The records were found to be in order. 
     The MVC held their annual business meeting in Madison, Wisconsin at the Alliant Energy Center on Thursday, July 30, 2015 during the Family Motor Coach Re-union. An election of officers for the new two year term from summer 2015 to the summer meeting in 2017. Elected were President: John Lee, Vice President: Gary Wilson, Secretary: Carol Lee, Treasurer: Jack Hauswirth, National Director: Bob Cerney and Alternate National Director: Rich Strait.
     It was suggested, discussed and approved by member vote to give a contribution of $1000 to the Fisher House. See; for information for their help to veteran's families.  
     A "Social" at the Alliant Cent was not feasible as with so many locations which are requiring all food service come through them. The local Elks Lodge invited us to be their guests at their Friday Buffet. Those of us who went were treated with a delicious and plentiful meal at a reasonable price. They also gave all a free drink with the Chapter providing a second free drink. Those who didn't attend missed a great meal and camaraderie.
     Future Rallies were discussed. Bob Cerney volunteered to work on a Pre-rally prior to the FMCA Reunion in Perry, GA in March of 2016. More information will be forthcoming. It behooves the MVC to have a Chapter Rally within the INTO Area Rally April 15-18, 2016 in Tallahassee, FL. A Wagon Master is needed! Contact me for more information and assistance.
Enuf for now!
John Lee, F202724
President MVC FMCA

Phone 256-366-6630  

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Just A Common Soldier

A fine fine tribute to a soldier I have ever seen:

And still I wonder why:
The worst of men must fight, and
The best of men must die!

Monday, June 1, 2015

The MVC is not necessarily endorsing this grocery chain, but... This is their one minute commercial.  Not a word spoken   and none is needed.  

Monday, May 25, 2015

From J.D. Twice:  May God Bless each and every Veteran on this Memorial Day .....


Friday, May 15, 2015

A Fun Video

Here's A Fun Couple of Minutes for you speed buffs to drool over.   Fasten your seat belt! 
At 1244 HP it is more powerful than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.       

Monday, May 11, 2015



There are some awesome shots in this.

5 years old!!!

                  The Military Veterans Chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association is Five years old!
                  Attached is a photo from the INTO Area Rally held in Shreveport, Louisiana on April 26-30             30. Accepting the Five Year Certificate on behalf of the MVC from David Kessler, INTO  
                  President/FMCA AVP (on the left) and George Schremp, INTO Senior VP (on the right)
                   is John Lee, the MVC FMCA President.            

Monday, April 6, 2015

Check out these videos

Great photos and great military humor. A lot of life's problem can be explained by the application of the common sense from these recently declassified military secrets. Click on:

For those of you who haven't personally experienced Naval Aviation from the cockpit, this is as good as it gets in a video clip. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The first Air Force one.

   The first Air Force one

> Recently discovered, is an airplane of historical significance that was
> found (2013) languishing in an aircraft facility in Marana, AZ.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Items of Interest

Of interest to those who served during this time.....
Here’s a trailer from a documentary that is supposed to air next year ...40 years after the fall of Saigon.
The documentary is scheduled for release in 2015, the 40th anniversary year of the end of the Vietnam War. For a lot of vets, it’ll be “welcome home” that is long, long, overdue.
Great photo presentation ranking of the world' air forces put together by Israelis. Some of the rankings may surprise you. Interesting, China did not even make the top ten. Note what the USA spends to train each pilot.

Minot Pre-Rally

The deadline to register for the Minot Pre-Rally has passed.  Remember, the campground changed the deadline from July 10 to June 10th.  A ma...