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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9851,
Hendersonville, Tennessee
(Post) (615) 824-9851   (Info)  (888) 356-9021

Living up to the the VFW Motto:
"Honoring the Dead by Serving The Living."

The Post participates in all National VFW Programs as well as created local programs to support Veterans in our community.

Click below for more information:

> Operation Spearhead | Relief Program | Veterans Food Pantry <

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July 2 - Celebrate Independence! -

238 years ago disgruntled American colonists stood up against tyranny and declared independence from Great Britain citing 'inalienable rights' as their justification. A decade of debate through sessions of a Continental Congress resulted in a Constitutional Convention which outlined a three-branch government, a REPUBLIC, that we still reside under today. From the first days, factions of 'liberal' and 'conservative' ideals battled to mold the policies for this unique and (then) untried form of governing. Today it still remains as both the republican concept (rule of law) and the democratic concept (rule of majority) battle to keep our country the greatest in history. Yet people still volunteer to become Veterans in support of those ideals. And when they go into foreign lands to defend those precious rights, they become eligible for our great organization. The VFW is the oldest Veterans Organization in the United States and can proudly claim Nobody Does More for Veterans! Remember in your celebrations what brought us here so we never relive the struggles of oppression and tyranny.

Congratulations to our Commander. He was one of the winners in a National VFW drawing and he will be attending the National Convention in St. Louis, MO. this month because of it. It will be the final ceremony for outgoing Commander-in-Chief William Thien, who was the guest speaker at our Department Convention last month. We wish our Commander a safe journey as he represents our Post at the convention.

Recent news puts the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in a bad spotlight. They are a long-time topic of discussion whenever veterans get together. But the media chooses to report the bad stories because they sell advertising. Your National VFW wants the WHOLE STORY told by making it possible for everyone to share their stories. Click here to see their page detailing how you can. Another update in VA's favor concerns their ID Cards and security. A phased rollout started in April for a newly designed, more secure card. Information is available on their benefits page or by contacting your local VA health care facility.

Another concern for our local members is 2nd Amendment rights. If you are unsure how your elected officials stand, a non-partisan organization sent them a questionnaire and the replies are available on their website. With mid-term elections approaching, responsible voters need to know facts to make an educated decision. For a republic like the United States to work correctly, voters need to choose responsibly, not emotionally.

Committees -- The fall Golf Tournament and the Hendersonville Veterans Day Parade committees have been holding meetings and plans are coming along. If you are asked to help with their efforts, remember they are doing this for all Veterans. Please support them and lend a hand.

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Start or update your account with the National VFW Office and receive periodic newsletters and notices (link).

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Follow Us -- Remember to like us on the Post FACEBOOK page and on Hendersonville Veterans Day Parade FACEBOOK page.

 


June 17 - New Social Activity -

If you noticed smoke from the Post, it's not fire. It's just your officers wracking their minds for ideas to make a place you'd frequent with your families or choose to spend free time with fellow veterans. That's why they created a special version of Texas Hold'Em on alternating Thursday Nights. They also want you to come by on the Second and Fourth Monday and play the latest addition to our Lounge Lineup, Trivia Night, with special consideration to requests for a NON-SMOKING activity. Vaping will be allowed, for now.

Why? Times have changed. It's been DECADES since this nation had so many Veterans eligible for the VFW. These newest potential members are a different breed, with different likes and choices. They have different values. Many are eager to continue serving. They are our future and your officers understand. We are NOT our Grandfathers' VFW!

Last week marked our Post's 66th anniversary (our first Commander still lives in town). With the motto "Honoring the Dead by Serving the Living" the founding members set it on a long journey of service. It's now critical we adjust our sights to successfully continue that journey. Posts that don't are closing. Some members won't agree with these necessary changes. We ask they embrace the officers' decisions, support the Post's activities and offer suggestions to create an inviting place where every member feels welcome and looks forward to coming back. Help us serve you as we prepare to support this new generation of Veterans when they are in need! Nobody Does More for Veterans!

Follow Us -- Remember to like us on the Post FACEBOOK page and on Hendersonville Veterans Day Parade FACEBOOK page.

 


June 9 - Convention Nears -

With Memorial Day over, planning summer activities begins. June ends the VFW fiscal year where Posts close out their records and Departments hold their conventions (see May 16 for Tennessee State Convention info). Although installed at the last meeting, next year's officers officially take over at the conclusion of the Department Convention. With most of our Post Officers returning, they aren't waiting to plan next year's events. Summer activities are already being proposed. Check back here or see the new link (above) to our on-line calendar for schedule updates and events.

The first scheduled event is our version of Texas Hold'Em. First game will be June 19 from 7-9 PM. This is NOT a gambling event, but prizes will be awarded for the highest points. Bartender will have the rules for review.

May's Post meeting was made special by the Scouts and leaders from Troop 157, BSA performing the Flag Retirement Ceremony. Also, despite the ceremony and moving the meeting to accommodate more members only regular attendees were present. The officers are requesting membership feedback to know if changing meeting days or time would motivate their participation. Since this meeting showed no change, we ask members call the post and leave their opinion about this. The Flag Retirement Ceremony was more than an event, it was another way we participate with the community.

The Post's Annual Golf Scramble is still scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27. The planning committee could use help contacting 'hole sponsors' and other benefactors to our event. Contact the Post if you know of someone who would support our fund raiser.

The Post is saddened by the closing of one of strongest supporters, Knead Dough. We wish the owners the best and look forward to their next opening.

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Commander's Letter -- Commander Moomy's newsletter for June  

Follow Us -- Remember to like us on the Post FACEBOOK page and on Hendersonville Veterans Day Parade FACEBOOK page.

 


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Veterans Food Pantry

- The Veterans Food Pantry, sponsored jointly with Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 240, was developed to assist local Veterans and their families (including Active Duty) needing assistance with basic food and staples. Weekly, the Post receives overstocked and donated items and safely stores them for distribution. Recipients must meet and maintain eligibility requirements to receive assistance.

Food Pantry Eligibility Form (Click Here)


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Commander - Quarter Master - Web Master

Our Information Line (888) 356-9021

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