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Wreath Laying & Gold Star Tree - Saturday, December 16, 2017
The town of Garner will hold a Wreath Laying at the Garner Veterans Memorial Park at Lake Benson on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM. This is tho honor those who gave their lives while serving in the military from the Garner Community (see flyer).
Wreaths Across America - Saturday, December 16, 2017
The communit will participate in the Wreaths Across America again this year, by laying wreaths at the Raleith National Cemetery, 501 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC 27610 on December 16. So come out at 10:00 or 10:30 to lay some wreaths, then stay for a short ceremony at noon.
VFW Visits to hospitalized veterans - Change in schedule
Our Post joins with the Garner American Legion for monthly visits to hospitalized veterans. We go on the even numbered months (Feb, April, June, August, October and December) at 10:0 to local Garner nursing homes. We visit The Laurels of Forest Glen and move down Aversboro Road to two other homes bringing refreshments for the vets. Normally we visit on the 2nd Saturday. However, we visit on the 3rd Saturday a few times due to schedule conflicts. Watch for schedule chagnes.
On the 4th Wednesday at 1:00 PM of the remaing months (January, March, May, July, September and November), we visit the Durham VA to play BINGO with the patients. Please join us if you can.
New Veterans Service Center in Garner - Ongoing
The North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs announced that it has opened a new service center in Garner at 315 Bellaris St. The Veterans’ Service Center offers assistance to veterans in filing for VA benefits and can link veterans to a vast network of public, private, and non-profit resources for employment, healthcare, housing, personal services and education opportunities. Walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is necessary. They are opened Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Contact them at 984-232-7060.
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.
VFW Foundation of North Carolina - Ongoing
The VFW is a 502 (c) 19 organization, which is reserved for non profit organizations for veterans. The (c) 19 designation in the Federal Tax law limit 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.
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 your. 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.
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.
Watch this excellent video of why we do what we do to support our military