Highlights From the Mid-Winter Convention

By Alyson Teeter   Members of Post 3063 traveled in the snow to attend the annual VFW Department of Washington Mid-Winter convention in Yakima Jan. 17-18, 2020.   Commander Joe Tiffany, Sr. Vice Commander Joe Fitzgerald, Quartermaster Harold Rodenberger and Adjutant Aly Teeter were in attendance and sat in on business meetings, breakout sessions, and a banquet that recognized the department-level essay winners and teacher and first responder award recipients….

Quartermaster’s Update (January 2020)

By Harold Rodenberger   Comrades,   December is the end of a year, but this year also marks the end of a decade. Turning this corner reminded me of the end of decades past. For people my age these are vivid memories. For young people, they are history.   At the end of 2009, we saw 17,00 more troops sent to Afghanistan, the end of the Great Recession and the…

Wreaths Across America: Remember – Honor – Teach

One man’s annual tribute to our veterans inspired a legion of volunteers who gave rise to the Wreaths Across America of today.   By Joe Fitzgerald, Post 3063 Color/Honor Guard Captain    Merrill Worcester owner of Worcester Wreath Company in Harrington Maine was a 12 year old paper boy for the Bangor Daily News, when he won a trip to Washington, D.C and to Arlington National Cemetery, which left an indelible…

Post Announces Annual Essay Winners

Congratulations to the following students who won the the annual VFW Youth Essay  contests for Post 3063! They received a cash prize and also went on to compete at the district level.   The winning essays are linked to their names below.   Voice of Democracy: Jessica Chacko (also placed 2nd in District #2)   Patriot’s Pen: Chloe Sow (also received honorable mention in District #2)   Youth Essay: Luce Hart…