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Legion Riders meeting on April 26 cancelled - April 26, 2019
The Legion Riders meeting is cancelled for this month.
VA 5k Walk, Run, Roll scheduled - May 4, 2019
The Durham VA Health Care System announces its 5th Annual VA Bull City Run, Walk, and Roll 5K. This This annual event supports scholarships for Veterans served by the Durham VA Health Care System to National Veterans Rehab Events. The VA offers adaptive sports, creative arts therapies, and recreation programs to help Veterans redefine their capabilities, establish rehabilitative goals, and discover their true potential in a therapeutic environment.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day - May 10, 2019
National Military Spouse Day is officially observed the Friday before Motherís Day. This year, it is celebrated Friday,
May 10, 2019. It is important that we donít overlook the sacrifices of those who support our military. Military Spouse Appreciation Day was created by President Reagan in 1984 to recognize the sacrifices and support of military spouses. Raleigh will honor these families at the Contemporary Art museum in downtown Raleigh (409 W Martin Street) on May 10, from 1600-1900 hours.
Raffle to be held - Drawing June 1, 2019
The Garner American Legion Riers (who meets at our post) is holding a raffle for a Sig Sauer P320X New Military M17. The drawing will be held on June 1 Memorial Day, which is the Saturday after Memorial Day. The winner does not have to be present to win. Finger foods will be available at 1730 hours that day. So buy some tickets, and then come and see who wins.
Monthly VFW Visits to hospitalized veterans - ongoing
Each month, our Post joins with the Garner American Legion for a visit to hospitalized veterans at either the Durham VA or local Garner nursing homes. Read about the visits here. Check our calendar page for our recently updated schedule, then join us when you can.
We accept old worn flags - ongoing
Do you have an old worn flag that needs to be destroyed? If so, drop them by the VFW any day, and we will handle it for you. There is a box outside our door to drop them off, day or night. They will be destroyed in accordance with the US Flag Code.
VFW Foundation of North Carolina - Ongoing
The VFW is a 501 (c) 19 organization, which is reserved for non profit organizations for veterans. The (c) 19 designation in the Federal Tax law limits our donations, as many companies only donate to 501 (c) 3 organizations. However, the VFW Foundation of NC is a 501 (c) 3 organization, which works with the VFW in support of our programs. Many corporate sponsors are set up to donate to the (c) 19 organizations. So both are available for donations to help veterans.
Dreams for veterans - ongoing
Dream Foundationís Dreams for Veterans program tailors the Dream experience to veterans and their families. Dream recipients are US military veterans who served from World War II to the present, those who served honorably during peacetime or during conflict. Dreams for Veterans honors our veteransí service by fulfilling their final Dream, providing them, their families and caregivers inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. If you know of someone to which this applies, check out their website at: www.dreamfoundation.org/veterans
Veterans discounts at home improvement stores - Ongoing
Both Lowes and Home Depot are now offering store discounts of 10% off eligible purchases every day to active military personnnel and veterans. Some limitations may apply, so read the article, or check with the stores for exact prices.
Military Benefits - Ongoing
There are many military benefits that you may not know about. Check out a
list of some of them.
Troops to Teachers - Ongoing
The Troops to Teachers program is set up to meet the needs of current veterans and students. New legislation passed expanded in 2013 the program to all veterans with an honorable military discharge. Read more about the Troops to Teachers program in this interactive quiz.
Vets and care givers keeping in touch with family - Ongoing
The VA Caregiver Support Program would like to introduce a new partnership with CaringBridge. It is a non-profit that allows people going through a health journey to create a free, secure and private website to keep family and friends updated on their health, treatment and recovery. CaringBridge has created a customized and dedicated landing page for Veterans, Service Members, and their Caregivers to connect with family and friends. The Caregiver Support Program and CaringBridge welcome those in need to create a website and experience the support of their loved ones.
Thanks to our many volunteers - Ongoing
Each month, many of our members work at the Post and in the community to support our veterans. To thank them all in each edition of the Post Newsletter, takes a lot of room - due to the number of people to thank. So we are now listing them here, with a big Thank You, so we don't miss anyone. Check out who we thanked this month.
Supporting our Military
View this inspiring presentation from the third graders of Tussing Elementary, Colonial Heights, Virginia. At the end of the song you can order the sheet music.
Did you know you can send packages overseas by contacting NCPacks4Patriots, a nonprofit organization formed with the mission to support troops and their family members by providing care and comfort items and expressions of appreciation for their service and sacrifices.
Our Post has several family members serving in the War on Terror. Also, the Post has adopted three Military units based from Garner, Cary and Knightdale US Army Reserve Centers.
Click here or on the yellow ribbon at the top of every page, to see how you can support our service personnel and their families.
A great video about why we do what we do to support our military.
They need us, and we need you!