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  South Wake County VFW Post 10225  
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"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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Latest updates
Check back often to see the latest news, meeting information and helpful notes from our leaders regarding the Covid-19 shut-down. Activities which have been changed recently, are noted with a red title. For further questions, see our contacts page to contact the appropriate officer.

Post Canteen reopening - 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 23, 2020
After over 4 months, the Post is opening! We have been closed since March 17 due to the virus. But we now have the clearance to open on a limited basis. There will be a limit to the number of people by order of the NC Governor. But we'd love to see you again! We have missed our members and friends.

Other Cancellations and rescheduled events
The following activities have been canceled or rescheduled effective March 18, 2020. Watch the updates on resuming or rescheduling dates.

  • The Post and Auxiliary meetings are now being held on schedule. Auxiliary members can attend via phone or Skype if they wish. Contacat Secretary Helen Carter to arrange it.
  • All Legion Riders and Sons of the Legion meetings are on hold at this time.
  • District 7 Convention meetings were rescheled. The Aux met via Zoom at the Cary Post on Saturday, June 13. The VFW meeting was held on Saturday, May 23. All District officers have been elected and installed now.
  • VA Bingo sponsored by the VFW and American Legion scheduled for May 27 - will again be held by the VA staff on our behalf. We will provide them the prize money again.
  • Visits to the Garner area nursing homes are cancelled until further notice.
  • The Wall That Heals vist to Garner which was scheduled for April 14-19, 2020 was canceled. We are hoping to reschedule it for some time in the future. All of their events since March whch were canceled, will be first ones on the list for rescheduling.
  • Female Veterans Table Talk meetings which were scheduled for both April and July were cancelled. Next meeting expected to be on October 15 since we can still not use the Senior Center for meetings.

Drive Thru Chicken BBQ - Friday, Aug 14, 2020, 11:30 AM
Our Auxiliary is helping the Post pay the bills that accumulated while our canteen was shut-down for so long (rent, utilities, etc.). So we are holding a Chicken BBQ on Friday, Aug 14. Pre-orders are required by Aug 6 so we can order our chickens. Cost is $10 per plate. There will be pickups available in our parking lot starting at 11:30 AM. To order, call Joy at 919-272-0258.

State Convention - already held
The state rescheduled the North Carolian VFW Conventions each for one day as follows:

  • VFW met on Saturday, June 27 for a one day convention. See the state website for further information.
  • Auxiliary met on Sunday, June 28 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM via Zoom. All Auxiliary members were encouraged to attend electronically.

Memorial Day activities - May 25, 2020
Our usual activities were held at both Montlawn Memorial Park, and at the Garner Veterans Memorial. (See the videos.) We also invite you to take the time to watch a special Memorial Day video created by Tim Steves of Show and Tell Ministries here in leu of the normal program.

Message from the VFW Commander in Chief - ongoing
View a message from the VFW's National Commander in Chief on YouTube regarding operations during this shut-down.

Youth Art competition Results - April 1, 2020
See the local winner of this year's Young American Creative Patriotic Art contest spnosored nation-wide by the VFW Auxiliary. The painting submitted by the winner has been sent to the state chairman for the next level of judging.

Access your VA Medical Center or doctor via the internet - ongoing
There are several options to obtain VA medical services or information using any computer, tablet, or mobile device with an internet connection:

  • use VA Video Connect for real-time video access to your VA care team via the internet
  • use MyHealtlyVet to send a message to your doctor via email
  • For those without internet capability, you can receive daily text messages about Coronavirus from Annie, which is the VAís automated text messaging app that sends health information and reminders to any cellphone with texting capabilities. Sign up here.

VA expands virtual services for other benefits - March 19, 2020
Veterans continue to receive other benefits and services after the VA's Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) temporarily closed its 56 regional offices to the public in response to COVID- 19. Veterans with specific questions can call 1-800-827-1000 or go for additional details. Veterans can continue to get information about benefits, file a claim online or can call for claim-specific questions.

USO campaign - ongoing
Our troops are facing military base restrictions, the shutdown of critical support programs, and even the isolation of quarantine due to the coronavirus outbreak. The USO has already spent $50,000 on protective equipment and sanitation supplies to help ensure our centers remain safe and open for service members, but their work can't stop there. Rush a gift now to provide much-needed support to our brave heroes such as phone calls home to reassure loved ones. Donate

VFW Southen Conference meeting comes to NC - Oct 29-Nov 1, 2020
It is North Carolina's turn to host the annual meeting of the 14 Southern states of the VFW and Auxiliary. The meeting will be held in Asheville, NC this fall. See the full package, and make reservations if you plan on attending.

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 shared with area Boy Scount troops to be destroyed in accordance with the US Flag Code.

Military Benefits - Ongoing
There are many military benefits that you may not know about. Check out a list of some of them.

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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Monthly events: All dates subject to change based on Coronavirus situation

  Post & Auxiliary Mtgs - 2nd Wed
Legion Riders Mtgs - 4th Fri
Sons of Legion Mtgs - 3rd Wed
Next Hospital Visit - On hold
Next Nursing Home Visit - On hold
Next District Mtg - TBD
Next State Mtg - Oct 3-5, 2020

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  Veterans/Military Bills currently in Congress

  Read the current VFW Priority Goals

  Contact Congressmen

Post Chartered: August 7, 1977

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