Teamwork ~ Leadership ~ Commitment
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.




Monday - Stop by and say hello to your favorite bartenders. AOAA Meeting Downstairs
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday; Stop by to watch Championship Week 2 for NCAA Basketball. SEC/ACC/BIG 10/BIG12/PAC12 Championship week. Hail and Farewell Downstairs.
Wednesday - Whiskey Wednesday - Come by the post and watch some Hockey. Darts VFW TOO
Thursday - Thirsty Thursday - Stop by and say hello to the patrons of Post 9785. Company Dining In (downstairs)
Friday -  Flannel Friday throughout the Winter. Flintlock Special playing good bluegrass music. Steak Night from 1800 to 2000 hours, Pre-Order is available, ask the bartender. (Quesenberry Crew).
Lent takes place till 7 April if you would like to have Fish for dinner bring it in and the Cooks downstairs will serve it up for you. The sides will cost.
Saturday - Stop by for some NCAA Championship Weekend and Professional Hockey, 
Sunday - Sunday Breakfast (Quesenberry Crew) Breakfast from 1000 - 1230. Post Inspection by Department VFW. 1300. Hal Rodgers Celebration of Life - 1500 till ???.

A heads up that the VFW Post 9785 will be hosting the 2023 State Convention. Dates for Convention are 11 -13 May 2023.
If you would like to volunteer to help us make this the best ever please contact Mel Quesenberry.

Lots coming up in March.

Friday Steak Night and Sunday Breakfast; If you are interested in helping out the crews can use your help and volunteerism. 
NHL Hockey - We have the NHL Package; Stop by and watch some NHL Hockey
March Madness - NCAA Championship
DJ Trichey
Flintlock Special
Vern Karaoke
Birthday Parties
Military Award Ceremony
Dining In
Retirement Parties
Celebration of Life

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. New order shirts will be ready hopefully this weekend.

Friendly reminder that the bartender's responsibility daily is to all patrons have drinks, if you are playing Rippies please be patient, the bartenders are not ignoring you but have to provide drinks to patrons before rippies are counted out. If you would like to discuss please contact Mel Q, John R, Amy B, Alex B. or myself.

Daily Draw - $684

Gun Raffle February - Springfield Hellcat Pro 9mm; 1 Apr 23 at 1800

Don't wait, tickets sold 100 and they go fast.

Remember to always be nice to your bartenders

Looking forward to seeing you all at the VFW. Have a great week.

Herschel Deaton

VFW Post 978


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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...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.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

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SuperBowl Weekend 2023

Taco Tues Karaoke Friday Steak Night SuperBowl Potluck

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VFW Commemorates Memorial Day

WASHINGTON - This Memorial Day, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) joins a grateful nation in honoring and remembering the soldier...

VFW Commemorates Armed Forces Day

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That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.