Goldie is a Charter Auxiliary Member of Leslie C. McLean Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1454, the eldest VFW Post in Gratiot County, MI. At 93 years young, Goldie is the eldest Auxiliary Member of our Post. To call her an active member is an understatement though. Goldie has been our Post's reigning "Poppy Drive Champion" for more consecutive years than we can count. This year was no exception. Goldie dedicated 23 hours of volunteer time to our poppy drive efforts, singlehandedly raising $740.00 in donations!
Goldie is a valuable and much loved member of our Auxiliary & our Post. Goldie is the widow of U.S. Army WWII Veteran, Ronald E. Kanine (1923-2014). Ronald received 3 Purple Hearts during his time of service. He married Goldie on April 26, 1946. The Kanines lost their son Jack E. Kanine, Vietnam Veteran, SP 4 U.S. Army, (1949-1981) age 31 as a result of Agent Orange. Although the Kanine family has sacrificed much for our nation and our freedoms, Goldie continues her mission of dedicated service to our nation, our Veterans, our Post and our community.
Please join us in salute to Goldie Kanine for her dedication and support to all. We appreciate all of your efforts Goldie, and we applaud your outstanding poppy drive proceeds!
Thank you Goldie Kanine!
And here's Goldie & her poppy drive proceeds from 2017.
Leslie C. McLean