Unserviceable Flag Retirement

By Harold Rodenberger   As a community service, our VFW Post accepts worn and unserviceable flags for proper retirement. Frequently people drop by the office and hand us flags that are no longer fit to fly and ask us to retire them. I am always impressed with their patriotism, sincerely and concern for the flag of our country.   Two or three years ago, a man called and wanted to…

Quartermaster’s Update (October 2019)

By Harold Rodenberger   The Autumn equinox was a few days ago on September 23rd. The days are getting shorter and school kids have returned to their classes. Please drive carefully, especially around our schools with their precious, but sometimes preoccupied or inattentive, children.   Our Service Officer, Joseph Mesa, had to return to California to handle some urgent family affairs so has been dealing by telephone and mail with…

New Member Spotlight: Cole Russell

This is a recurring column that highlights new VFW Post 3063 members. Comrade Cole Russell joined the post in May 2019.   What motivated you to join the VFW? Giving back to the local community while also working with a respected national organization.  It’s essentially the best of both worlds and enables its members to have an impact in both realms.  That and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow veterans of…

From the Commander (October 2019)

Comrades,   Since becoming Commander, we have had a busy start to the “VFW year.”   Our time has been occupied by the  Department (State) Convention in Vancouver, WA, the National Convention in Orlando, Florida, District Two (our district) meetings, and last but not least, the amazing fifth annual Spaghetti Fundraiser co-chaired by Russ and Kay Seelig.   The conventions are an amazing way to learn about the VFW and…