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  South Wake County VFW Post 10225  
Welcome to our Post!   
"A Veteran is someone who, at one point in his or her life
wrote a blank check made payable to the 'United States of America',
for an amount "up to and including my life."
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Female Veterans Table Talk - Next meeting in January
The quarterly meeting of Female Veterans originally scheduled for October has been cancelled for this quarter. It will resume again in January.

Dinner Dance planned - Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
The Auxiliary will sponsor a dinner and dance fund raiser on Saturday, Oct 19 at the Post. The dinner will be pre-sales only and tickets must be purchased by Monday, Oct 13. Buy your tickets at the Post now. The $20 price includes dinner (steak, salad, baked potato and dessert) which will be served from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm, and the dance will be from 8:00 PM till midnight. Music will be proved by the “Thief of Hearts” band. Coming for the band only will cost $10 each (if space allows).

Annual competitions available for students and teachers - Oct 31, 2019
Annual competitions are availabot for students and teachers again. The deadline for entries to the local Post is October 31. Read more about these opportunities here.

See the full schdule of Veterans Day activites. - Nov 7-11, 2019

Annual Veterans Briefing - Nov 7, 2019, 10:00 AM
This event is an opportunity for veterans, their families, and the organizations that serve them to learn about veterans’ legislation before Congress and to let our Congressman know their views on issues of concern. Read the flyer or (register)

New Youth Art competition - entries by March 31, 2020
The Auxiliary has started a new art competition for elementary school children. This is an art contest called Illustrating America. Read about it here.

Blue Water Navy and Coast Guard Vietnam Veterans - takes effect Jan 1, 2020
Blue Water Navy and Coast Guard Vietnam Veterans have now been approved for the Agent Orange Exposure Presumption. The law was signed on June 25, 2019, and takes effect on January 1, 2020. See the article.

Interview with our Sr. Vice Cmdr - taped on May 29, 2019
Recently, the town of Garner did an interview with our Sr. Vice Commander Jeff Hicks. Jeff is also the Commander of the American Legion Post 232 in Garner, and is outgoing President of the Garner Veterans Advisory Committee. All this makes Jeff a knowledgeable person on veterans’ issues here in Garner, as well as on immigrants coming to the US and settling here. See the interview here.

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.

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!

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News of our Members
  Recent Deaths - (7/6/2019)
  News of our Members - (1/10/2015)
Ongoing projects

Troop Support
  Help send Packages for Patriots
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Support the troops

Monthly events:
  Post & Auxiliary Mtgs - 2nd Wed
Legion Riders Mtgs - 4th Fri
Sons of Legion Mtgs - 3rd Wed
Next Hospital Visit - Nov 27, 2019
Next Nursing Home Visit - Dec 14, 2019
Next State Mtg - Feb 7-9, 2020

Things to Save:
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Aluminum drink cans
Usable clothing

Legislative Issues

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  VA News Releases

  Veterans/Military Bills currently in Congress

  Read the current VFW Priority Goals

  Contact NC Congressmen

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