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.
September is Suicide Prevension Month - September
The U.S. military acknowledged that active duty suicides outpaced combat deaths in 2012, a record of 349 active duty suicides. An ex tensive study by the U.S. government shows that 22 US veterans a day commit suicide.
The Veterans Administration estimates there were over 8,000 veteran suicides in 2010. About 1,000 suicide attempts are reported to the VA per week among veterans under VA care. The VA reported that over 69% of veteran suicides were among individuals aged 50 years or older.
Rada knife fundraiser - now through Sept 6, 2014
Our Ladies Auxiliary is holding a sale of Rada Cutlery as a fund rasier. Catalogs are available at the Post, or you can view their products online. But do place the order through the Auxiliary for us to get the credit for the sale. The sale will run between now and Labor Day.
Legion Riders Poker run - Saturday, Sept 6, 2014
Our Post will host the American Legion in a Poker Run on Saturday Sept 6. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate.
Come and join us for the "run" or for the meal which will be provided by the Sons of the American Legion.
State Golf Tournament Planned - September 19-21, 2014
The 2014 annual State Golf Tournament will be held Sept 19-21 at the Whispering Woods Golf Club near Southern Pines. Information and applications are at the Post, or can be downloaded from our website.
Post meeting date change - Sunday, Sept 14, 2014
Our Post is considering changing the meeting night so that some of our older members who do not drive at night can attend. Since so many of our members work, we will try a Sunday afternoon meeting during the month of September. The meeting will be at 2:00 PM so as not to interfere with church schedules. We will not make any permanent change until we see how this is accepted.
Colleting items for the homeless - now through Oct 1, 2014
Our Ladies Auxiliary is collecting items for the homeless that will help them get through the winter months. There will be a box at the Post to collect things like gloves, blankets, warm new socks, scarves, hats, and even some food items like beef jerky. These items will be bagged up and brought to the October Council meeting.
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.
Yard Sale - To be determined
The Ladies Auxiliary will be running a yard sale to benefit the Building Fund. So check your closets and drawers for those items you no longer need, and donate them to a worthy cause. There will be all sorts of trash and tresure there. Watch this site for the date.
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.