In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember them. In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them. In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them. In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember them. In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them. In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them. When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them. When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them. When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them. So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
COMRADES and AUXILIARY
We had a great Winter Convention at Post 1685. The VFW Comrades from around the state came together and had a great time. Discussing ways of how to make our POST HOME better for everyone.
The VFW POST 9785 will be hosting the 2023 VFW Convention May 11 - 14, 2023 at our POST HOME. If anyone would like to help out please contact Mel Quesenberry at the email above.
Tuesday- TACO TUESDAYS starting at 5p until GONE!!!
Wednesday - Whiskey Wednesday: stop by for some good Bourbon / Whiskey
Thursday - Thirsty Thursday; Stop by for a cold frosty beverage.
Friday - Flannel Friday throughout the Winter. Stop by if you are in town and say hello to your favorite bartenders. Steak Night from 1800 to 2000 hours, Pre-Order is available, ask the bartender. (Deaton Crew).
Saturday - Stop by for NFL Football Saturday (Division Playoffs) Jacksonville at Kansas City at 1230; NY Giants at Philly 1630.
Sunday - NFL, World Cup Soccer and NASCAR, College Basketball; Breakfast served from 1000 - 1230 (Deaton Crew). (Divisional Playoffs) Cincy vs Buffalo (REMATCH) 1100; Dallas at San Fran 1430.
This week the VFW will be having their Mid Winter Convention at Post 1685. The Commander and Sr. Vice Commander will be downtown Friday and Saturday.
Lots going on in January.
Friday Steak Night and Sunday Breakfast; If you are interested in helping out the crews can use your help and volunteerism.
NFL Football - Saturday and Sunday Playoffs start this weekend with 3 games on Saturday and 3 games on Sunday
NHL Hockey - We have the NHL Package some stop by and watch some NHL Hockey
Military Award Ceremony
Chili Cookoff - 26 Jan 2023
The VFW works hand in hand with Sports Clips for HERO scholarships (E5s and Below) SPORTS CLIPS is located in Wasilla and on Diamond Blvd.
Action Corps sends out weekly emails of what they are working on at National. Sign up to be an Action Corps Member and be in the know.
If you ordered a VFW Shirt from the VFW they are sitting upstairs on the Commanders Desk. Please stop by and ask the bartender for your shirt.
CHAIRMAN for 2022/23 season
Maintenance Chairman - Kenny Ray is the Maintenance Chairman for the next year. If you see something or something needs repaired please contact Kenny Ray.
Kitchen Chairman - Bob Mardis our Facility Sanitation Manager and Kitchen Chairman. If you want to use the kitchen, or see something in the Kitchen needs looked after please get with Bob. He is at the V on Mon, Wed, Friday Night and Sunday Afternoon.
Daily Draw - $1057
Gun Raffle December - Glock 20 Gen 5 MOS
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a Nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln
WASHINGTON - In a letter sent to the White House, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Commander Tim Borland urged President Bi...