Quartermaster’s Update (January 2022)

By Harold Rodenberger As many of you know, our post made All-American status last year for the first time in our history. Our Commander was presented with his All-American cap, but the rest of us, although entitled to wear that cap, must buy it from the VFW Store. If you want to buy a cap, call the store (833-839-8387) and tell them you want to order an A-A cap. They…

New Member Spotlight: Mark English

This is a recurring column that highlights new post members. What motivated you to join the VFW? I believe very strongly in service to community and service in support of other veterans and their families. The VFW with its focus on serving veterans, communities and military families seemed like a perfect fit for me and I am delighted I have joined. What is your military background? I served for 27…

All Three Youth Essay Winners Place at District Level

This year we had entries for all three of the youth essay contests. Nina Kieserman, a 15-year-old sophomore at Lincoln High School recited her district-winning Voice of Democracy essay at the Dec. 2 post business meeting (pictured left). Rylan Calica, a 14-year-old eighth grader from Rochester, was our winning Patriot’s Pen entrant. He won for his grade at the district level (center). Leela Baker, an 8-year-old 3rd grader from B.F….

Commander’s Corner (November 2021)

As we wind up the fundraiser auction and raffle, we must extend a heartfelt thanks to each of the people who stepped up make this happen. But while thanks just doesn’t seem to be enough, the post is truly indebted to Kay Seelig and the entire band of volunteers.  THANK YOU ONE AND ALL! Additionally, I want to focus on a special thanks to the members of the Burien Kiwanis in,…