VFW National competitions available for students - deadline Nov 1, 2015
The VFW has announced the themes for the 2015-16 national competitions for students. Begun in 1946-47, the annual Voice of Democracy contest asks high school students to record an original speech on the theme: "My Vision for America." The Patriot's Pen competition is opened to middle school students who write an essay on the theme: "What Freedom Means to Me." The deadlines for both of these competitions are Nov 1st. Read more about the rules.
State raffle tickets - ongoing until Feb 5, 2016
At the last state meeting, the convention approved to hold a raffle with Bass Pro Shops. Tickets are $5 each, and are avialable at the Post. We have 170 tickets but can get more if we need them. There is a extensive list of prizes and once you win a prize, the ticket goes back in for the remainder of the drawings. If you win a prize that you can not use, you can take it back to Bass Pro and exchange it for something you can use.
Scheduled Fund Raisers for new Post home building fund:
Many of the following fund raisers are at the Post or at various locations in the community. Pleaes support as many as you can, either by working at them, or attending them.
- 1st Friday of each month - Monthly meals - 6:00 PM - Menu varries each month, with the proceeds going to the Auxiliary
- Begining again in October, the 2nd Friday of each month - Monthly crock pot meals - 6:00 PM - set up for $10. Proceeds go toward the cost of purchasing new bar stools for the new Post home.
- Oct 7 - City BBQ at White Oak Shopping Center. Use this coupon that day, and we will get a percentage of the dinner.
- More in the works
Hiring veterans across America - ongoing
The VFW is proud to announce that more veterans than ever before will now have access to the valuable workplace resources they need as they transition to civilian life or simply look to build their current careers. Hiring America is the first employment TV program for transitioning veterans and their families. Each episode connects veterans with several carefully selected U.S. companies with strong veteran hiring initiatives, offering real jobs and uniquely tailored job seeking advice. For more information, see the list of ongoing broadcasts on TV stations in your area.
New Post Home takes a step forward!!
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)
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Monthy meals - 6:00 PM, 1st and 2nd Friday of each month
Our Auxiliary is holding fund raisers on the 1st and 2nd Friday of each month to raise funds. The first one each month is a general fund raiser, and the 2nd one is to purchase all new barstools for the new Post home. The menu for the first meal varies each month. The 2nd one the Auxiliary is running to raise money specifically to purchase new barstools. Each month the menu will vary with 5 different crock pot dishes. They are available for $8 per bowl, or you can get an unlimited deal for $10 - so you can try all of them! Volunteer cooks should sign up at the Post, so we are asured of enough volunteers each month to bring one of the meals. And we can always use help with serving and clean-up.
Lessons of Vietnam Symposium - July 24, Sept 25 and Nov 10, 2015, 7:00 PM
The NC Vietnam Veterans Inc. (NCVVI) and Nissan Communications are proud to present a series of Vietnam War Symposiums to be held at the NC Museum of History. They will be held over the next few month, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Topics will be: July 24 - Vietnam, the Women who served, on September 25 - Vietnam, The Black Experience and on November 10 - Vietnam, The People Who Waited. Admission is Free, but donations are appreciated. Recording of these sessions will be broadcast on demand - (see more info)
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