Thankgiving Dinner - Thursday, Nov 26, 2015
The Post will be having their annual Thanksgiving dinner for all our members who don't have other family in the area, or who don't want to cook a big meal. We will have several turkeys and all are asked to come at 12:00 noon and bring a side dish. The meal will be at 1:00 PM. And if we need to bring something to a shut in, we can do that too. Remember, there is usually leftovers to take home.
Holiday Hours - Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's
There will be special hours for the canteen over the holidays.
- Thanksgiving: 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
- Christmas eve: 12:00 - 6:00 pm
- Christmas Day: 2:00 - 6:00 pm
- New Year's day will have a pot luck dinner starting at 1:00 pm
Garner Christmas parade - Saturday, Dec 5, 2015
The Post will participte in the Garner Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec 5th. The 1003 PsyOps unit in Garner will lead off the parade with the color guard followed by our Post in a HumVee. The theme is "Welcome Home." Sign up if you need to ride the vehicle (there is limited space). Line-up at 12:00 noon, parade at 2:00 PM. Or be at the Post at 11:30. We will need wrapped candy to give out,decorations and about $100 to purchase what we need. Donations are welcome. Contact Bob Wendell if you can help.
Army Christmas Party - Sunday, Dec 6, 2015
After the Army's 1003 PsyOps group helps us on Saturday at the parade, we will help them on Sunday, by handling their annual Christmas Party. We will fix a turkey dinner for them. Location is yet to be determined, since their building is under renovations. Contact Teena at the post for the latest information.
Veterans History Project comes to Cary - Nov 21, Dec 12, Feb 20, Mar 19
The 210th (MPAD) Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, USAR is working with the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. They would like to interview members of the NC VFW in order to include their stories in the project. In turn, they will provide some of the stories they write for the Leader. Initially, participants will be required to go to the Reserve Center, located in Cary, NC, for the interviews. The interviews will be conducted during their Saturday drill on the following dates: November 21; December 12; February 20, 2016; March 19. Contact Russ Chambers if you are interested.
What does the VFW do? - ongoing
People often ask what the VFW does. Many people think of it as a place to socialize. But it is much more. See what the VFW has done nationwide over the past few years
Women Veterans Call Center- 1-855-VA.WOMEN - ongoing
The Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) answers questions and responds to concerns from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across the nation about VA services and resources. The call is free, and you can call as often as you like until you have the answers to your questions. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET. - Read more
State raffle tickets - ongoing until Feb 5, 2016
At the last state meeting, the convention approved to hold a raffle with Bass Pro Shops. Tickets are $5 each, and are avialable at the Post. We have 170 tickets but can get more if we need them. There is a extensive list of prizes and once you win a prize, the ticket goes back in for the remainder of the drawings. If you win a prize that you can not use, you can take it back to Bass Pro and exchange it for something you can use.
Scheduled Fund Raisers for new Post home building fund:
Many of the following fund raisers are at the Post or at various locations in the community. Pleaes support as many as you can, either by working at them, or attending them.
- The 2nd Friday of each month - Monthly crock pot meals - 6:00 PM - set up for $10. Proceeds go toward the cost of purchasing new bar stools for the new Post home.
- More in the works
New Post Home takes a step forward!!
On Feb 13 our Post signed the papers to transfer the property to our name. (see our Facebook page) So we are now the proud owners of the land. There are lots of additional steps to take, but now we can move forward with the next steps. Follow along on the progress and learn where you can help in supporting this effort. (read more)
Make a donation
Monthy meals - 6:00 PM, 1st Friday & 2nd Friday of each month
Our Auxiliary is holding fund raiser dinner on the 1st and 2nd Friday of each month to raise funds. The 1st Friday of each month is is a general fund raiser for the Auxiliary. The menu for the each month varies as does the price - depending on what is offered. The 2nd Friday is Crock Pot night, with 5 different crock pot dishes. These are available for $8 per bowl, or you can get an unlimited deal for $10 - so you can try all of them! Volunteer cooks should sign up at the Post, so we are asured of enough volunteers each month to bring one of the meals. And we can always use help with serving and clean-up.
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.
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