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American Legion, VFW/Memorial Day
« on: May 03, 2023, 02:34:03 PM »
I just rejoined the American Legion Post 014 in Vancouver and was immediately voted in as an officer.  :chuckle: I think I'm going to be busy. Most of the members are older than I. Although it was just an election meeting, I only saw one woman who was younger than I, probably 30s.  Do you vets participate in these organizations? Do you go every week? Special occasions only? Volunteer at all and at what?
« Last Edit: May 29, 2023, 12:13:08 PM by pianoman9701 »
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Re: American Legion, VFW Anyone?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2023, 02:49:26 PM »
I use to go to the VFW in Bremerton back in the late 80s early 90s. Also use to shoot darts out of there.
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Re: American Legion, VFW Anyone?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2023, 02:59:53 PM »
We used to go for steak night
Also had my retirement party at VFW in Bremerton
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Re: American Legion, VFW Anyone?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2023, 04:55:26 PM »
I had my US Navy retirement ceremony at the Oak Harbor VFW post 7392 back in '06, and was a member in good standing for about 5 years after that.  But then life got in the way and I couldn't commit as much time anymore.  Maybe one day I'll get back over to them.

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Re: American Legion, VFW Anyone?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2023, 09:28:41 AM »
Wednesday evenings are a dinner and raffle. With the exception of one young lady, I'm the young guy. A lot of the vets need some extra support running errands, picking up meds, etc. I hope to be able to help when I can. It's better that I work from home and they're all within 5-10 miles.

I have raffle tickets for a June 15th raffle. One prize - $1500 gift card (your choice) - 800 tickets max, $10 each. I'll mail you the stub and no need to attend to win. Let me know if you're down and I can call and arrange it. This is to support building improvements, new air conditioning unit.  Thanks guys.
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Re: American Legion, VFW Anyone?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2023, 10:12:53 AM »
I played legion baseball in Vt. They treated us really well. If your legion has a team, that may be a ready source of labor for you to utilize.

Even 30 years ago, the members that i saw were older. I think that is common. People tend to join these sorts of organizations later in life.

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Re: American Legion, VFW Anyone?
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2023, 12:58:29 PM »


Even 30 years ago, the members that i saw were older. I think that is common. People tend to join these sorts of organizations later in life.

 :yeah: 
I belong to a couple, and pay my dues to keep the doors open, but can never make it to the meetings.  Too much going on with teaching and coaching and family.  ROA for instance meets at lunchtime.  I'm a teacher with a 35 minute lunch.  No way I'll make it to a meeting for another 15 years....
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Re: American Legion, VFW/Memorial Day
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2023, 12:18:53 PM »
Scouts, Explorers, Patriot Guard, Vets, and families all attended today.
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Re: American Legion, VFW/Memorial Day
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2023, 12:19:24 PM »
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Re: American Legion, VFW/Memorial Day
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2023, 01:54:22 PM »
Very nice!
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The American Soldier and Jesus Christ. One died for your freedom, the other for your soul.

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