VFW 122nd National Convention Recap

By Harold Rodenberger, Post 3063 Quartermaster Last year our National Convention was attended via Zoom only. This year in August, Commander Joe Fitzgerald and I went to Kansas City to attend the 122nd VFW National Convention. Because of the continuing dangers from Covid-19, it was a “business only” convention with no Health Fair, Patriotic Parade or hospitality rooms. In accordance with local guidance, effective Monday, August 2nd we all wore…

Commander’s Corner (September 2021)

Comrades, I know this must feel a bit like Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day movie but we must keep our collective heads up and continue moving forward. This second dose of Covid-19 masking will pass too. In the meantime, however, we must continue with the masking in accordance with the mandated state requirements. Who knows if this will be short lived or not, but for now, erring on the side of…

Thoughts on Afghanistan

As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the news coming out of Afghanistan in recent weeks has been tough to watch, especially for our Afghanistan veterans. Here are some poignant words from our comrade, Robert Kettle: I remember clearly 9/11 and the summer 20 years ago at SIXTH Fleet as we worked through Intelligence reporting and all the chatter about a pending strike.  I remember clearly too the COLE bombing…

Youth Essay Entries Due October 31

Do you have a grandchild looking for some money for college? Do you know a student who is a thinker and has good opinions? Do they like to write? The VFW has a program for them! High school students can enter the Voice of Democracy contest. Here’s a link to the rules and entry form: https://bit.ly/2lJlE0g. Middle school students can enter the Patriot’s Pen contest. Here’s the link to the…

Spaghetti Fundraiser: Save the Date

The post’s annual Spaghetti Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23 starting at 5 pm. We plan to host a wonderful dinner, courtesy of Chef Kay and a raffle for select items. We’ll also host a virtual auction for big ticket items. If you have an item to donate, contact the post at [email protected]g. We anticipate it will look like our past fundraisers but specific details will be announced closer…