Post Thanksgiving Dinner - Thursday, Nov 27, 2014
The Post will be holding their annual Thanksgiving Dinner for members and guests on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th. The Post will be opened at 12:00 noon, with the meal served at 1:00 PM. Sign up at the Post, and bring a dish to share if you can.
Garner Christmas Parade - Saturday, Dec 6, 2014, 2:00 PM
Our Post is participating in the Town of Garner Christas Parade on Saturday, December 6. The parade starts at 2:00 pm, so we have to be in line earlier to get set up. At this parade, we distribute candy to the children of the town. More wrapped candy is needed for this, and lots of help. Sign up at the Post.
VFW National Charter updated - Nov 21, 2014
The VFW is thanking the 113th Congress for their unanimous support this week to approve a change to the VFW's congressional charter that was signed 78 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when the military was comprised almost entirely of men. (read more)
Annual Memorial Service - Sunday, Dec 28, 2014, 5:00 PM
Join us for a short service on Sunday, December 28 for our annual Memorial Service where we remember all of the members of our Post family who have left us. At this time, we read the names of each and every member who passed away over the last 37 years since our Post was formed. It is a very moving time, as we remember our friends of the past.
District 7 meeting - Saturday, Jan 17, 2015, 12:00 Noon
Our Post is hosting the next District 7 meeting will be on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 12:00 Noon. Come meet your District and State officers and hear what is going on and share ideas.
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)
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.
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.
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.