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
This week there are a few events I wanted to invite you all to.
Tonight (Wednesday) - 5K walk. We will begin at 1730 if you would like to join.
Saturday - 98 Fund will be cutting Lumber for next week's bath house construction by the Gold Star Families arriving this weekend. (Rock is looking for volunteers to help prep the wood)8400 Russet Road, Palmer Alaska.
Saturday - FLAG DAY Retirement of flags. Start at 1700, will replace flags on Poles out front and then retire all flags that have been turned in.Fire Dept approved, need water hose, extinguisher, contact dispatch prior to burning and alert the Fire Dept next door. Looking for a few volunteers to retire flags.
Thanks for all you do for the VFW POST 9785.
2nd Week of June
Daily Draw - $1094 .
Gun Raffle - Springfield XDM Elite 10MM - only 100 tickets sold. Ask Skylar and the Bartender for tickets.
This Week 13 June - 20 June
There are a lot of sports going on in the post - NHL Playoffs, NBA Championship
Monday - Start of the Work Week, Stop by and say hello to your favorite Bartender. Texas Holdem starting at 1800 hours in the basement.
Tuesday - Meeting night; 1730 Cooties meeting, 1800 House Committee Meeting, 1900 Joint opening with Auxiliary, 1930ish General Membership Meeting. FLAG Day being remembered on Saturday.
Wednesday - Whiskey Wednesday - 5K Walk, Stop by and say hello to your favorite bartender. Looking for a Food Truck. With Solstice Festival this weekend they are all prepping.
Thursday - Thirsty Thursday - Stop by and have an ODD MAN RUSH Blonde, Enforcer, Hazy IPA or Coors light. McKinley Mountain Men having a meeting downstairs.
Friday - Stop by if you are in town and say hello to your favorite bartenders
Saturday - Sports all day long. Come by and get some sun on the back deck. Flag Day starting at 1700
Sunday - NASCAR, GOLF, NHL, NBA all being played on the Televisions.
Monday - Holiday (JUNETENTH)
CHAIRMAN for 2022/23 season
Maintenance Chairman - Kenny Ray has stepped up to be the Maintenance Chairman for the next year. If you see something or something needs repaired please contact Kenny Ray.
Kitchen Chairman - Bob Mardis our janitor and Friday/Sunday cleaner is our 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.
...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.
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.
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask you can do for your country.