New Post Home in the works - ongoing
Our Post is very close to obtaining a new Post home. Land is identified, and a loan is approved for most of the money for the construction, but we will need the assistance of all members for supporting this effort. (read more)
Veterans Day Activities coming up - November 8-15, 2014
We have lots of activities planned for the week of Veterans Day. There is the Raleigh Parade, our annual Buddy Poppy Drive, a program at a local nursing home, the Garner town celebration, and a essay contest in one of our local schools. See more details including a list of stores and restaurants who are offering discounts to veterans - some for the day, or the week, and even the month.
Thanks to local store - September, 2014
Thanks to Cato's Fashions of Garner for the donation of ladies clothing. Much of it was in need of repair, and the employees and residents of the Murdoch Center repaired and cleaned the items, so they could be used by the residents there. The Murdoch Center is a home for the developmentally disabled and is located in Butner, NC . Thanks also to Joy Clifton for helping to facilitate this and arrange for the donation.
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.
Request release of American in Mexican jail - ongoing
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is demanding the immediate release of US Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who has now suffered over 5 months in a Mexican jail. VFW National Commander John Stroud is asking not only for the support of the 1.9 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries, but for the entire military and veteran community to rally for one of their own. VFW is asking all American veterans to take action by flooding the White House with calls and emails asking President Obama to secure Tahmooressi's release, immediately. Call (202) 456-1111 and click here to send an email.
Birthday night returns - 3rd Friday of each month
Come join us on the third 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.