New Post Home takes a step forward!! - Feb 13, 2015
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)
Fish Fry fundraiser - Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM
The White Oak Grill, 7901 White Oak Road in Garner will be hosting a fish Fry fundraiser at their restaurant on Sunday, March 8th. Meal begins serving at 2:00 PM, and the funds will go to the Post building fund. (see the flyer).
Creative Art competition for high school students - Deadline, March 31, 2015
The annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Competition for hiigh school students is on. Entries must be submitted to the Post by March 31. Check out the National Auxiliary webite for rules and applications. If you still have questions, contact Helen Carter.
Monthy Crock Pot meals - 6:00 PM, March 13, 2015
Our Ladies Auxiliary is holding a fund raiser each month on the 2nd Friday of each month to raise funds to purchase new barstools for our new Post home. Each month, we will offer 4 different options of meals, available for $8 per bowl, or you can get an unlimited deal for $10 - so you can try all four! Volunteer cooks should sign up at the Post, so we are asured of 4 volunteers each month to bring one of the meals. This will continue each month until we raise enough to purchase some nice barstools for our new Post home.
Post Yard Sale - Saturday/Sunday, April 18-19, 2015
The Post will have a yard sale for the Building Fund on April 18, atarting at 8:00 am and Sunday, April 19 at 11:00 am. You may bring items to the Post and Ronnie Johnson has graciously said he would store them until that time. Please price your donations before bringing them, as this will enable those working the yard sale to get the items out for display and purchase. If you would like to help with this event, please let Sherry Perkins or me know.
VFW National Charter updated to reflect today's military - Nov 21, 2014
VFW Charter Change Becomes Law: The president signed the VFW's new charter into law last week. The two requested changes - replacing men with veterans, and widows with surviving spouses - was prompted by Resolution 301 passed at the VFW's 115th National Convention in July, and supported by two companion bills introduced by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and House VA Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.).
VA Choice Program Rollout - ongoing
VA is posting regular data updates showing progress on its efforts to accelerate access to quality health care for Veterans who have been waiting for appointments. Read more.
Military OneSource - ongoing
Are you familiar with Military OneSource? This resource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members (regardless of activation status), and their families. It's a virtual extension of installation services, which is a confidential program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood services. Visit the website today or call 800-342-9647.
Birthday night returns - 4th Friday of each month
Come join us on the 4th Friday of each month for our monthly Birthday Nights. Come out an celebrate your special day, or that of your friends. The activies start at 7:00 PM and a birthday cake will be provided.
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 in the area. Please read the latest information from each.
Post and family members deployed
US Army 210th Unit
US Army 535th MP Unit - Deploying now
US Army 805th MP Unit
25 members deployed
See an Armed Forces Tribute
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 specially made to thank all Vietnam veterans.