A Day to Change Direction - Saturday, October 8,2016
VFW Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy and VFW Auxiliary National President Colette Bishop's special project is Mental Health Awareness. On Saturday, October 8, the VFW, VFW Auxiliary, the Campaign to Change Direction and Give an Hour will partner for "A Day to Change Direction" across America. The goal is to change the dialogue on mental health for America's veterans and American communities. Watch Commander Duffy's video appealing to VFW Posts and Auxiliaries to participate in "A Day to Change Direction" here.
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.
Members vote on sale of property
At the October meeting, the Post voted to put the property that we purchased for a new buiding up for sale. Other options are being pursued.
Veterans Day 2016 - Plans underway
Plans are underway for the Veterans Day activities in the Garner area. Help can be used with so much going on at the same time. Check the schedule to see where you can help.
Would you re-marry your spouse? - Nov 11, 2016
Would you remarry your spouse? A local photographer is offering a chance to do just that. On Nov 11 this year, couples can renew their vows at Garner's premier wedding facility with outdoor and indoor facilities with professional photos of their ceremony at no cost. (read more)
Honor Flight planned - October 27,2016
World War II veterans who missed previous Honor Flights and who would like to vist the WW II Mmorial in DC, Arlington Cemetery and other sites, should contact Ray Stone at 919-892-2810 or email at email@example.com. This is an all expnse bus trip on October 27 sponsored by Irvin Warren, President of the Warren Oil Company.
Local Food Bank donations - Ongoing
Community of Hope is part of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, a local food pantry which accpets donations of a variety of food products that they pick up each week and take for local people in need. See a list of good foods to donate, and leave them by the Post in the box marked for this purpose.
Contact Congress to help our troops - Ongoing
In 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act which mandated cuts across the board. This cut has impacted our military training and put our troops at an increased risk of injury or death. Flight training has been reduced and maintenance on aircraft, ships and armored vehicles has been delayed. As you can see, this reduction of funds has hurt our military in being prepared. Contact our legislatures and tell them to end sequestration and remove the budget caps that Congress set back in 2011. North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis serves on the Armed Services and Veteran Affairs committee. He can be reached at 202-224-6342 or by letter at The Honorable Thom Tillis, United States Senate, Washington, DC 20510.
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 your. They will be destroyed in accordance with the US Flag Code.
We now Recycle - ongoing
The Post now recycles cans, bottles, paper. There are bins for each of these items. And if you throw an item in the wrong container, and it gets out, the Post can be fined! So be sure to conform to the signs on all waste bins.
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