This past weekend the well-attended Department Mid-Winter Conference was held in Nashville. Many points were brought up, including Our Post's prominence over the past few months in National VFW Publications about our projects, like the Food Bank. See for yourself with these links to the Nov-Dec Checkpoint, Jan-Feb Checkpoint, and Feb VFW Magazine. Also at the meeting, our Sr. Vice Commander & District 4 Commander Bob Underwood announced his intention to run for Department Adjutant/Quartermaster. Elections in June will determine his success.
The weather may be raw, but it won't keep the post down. The Auxiliary's annual Chili Luncheon was scheduled for today, but driving conditions weren't the best. So it will be postponed until next month. The new date will be announced later.
There will be a Town Hall Meeting at the First Baptist Church in Clarksville Feb. 24 to discuss PTSD and Suicide Prevention. See this flyer for more details.
On March 1-5, VFW leaders from across the nation will unite on Capitol Hill during the annual VFW Legislative Conference. Our VFW leaders will meet with congressional representatives to remind them of the promises made to Veterans. They’ll remind them that sequestration must end and that reduced benefits and retirement pay should NEVER be on the chopping block! The VFW will be streaming live so you don’t miss a thing! Log on here on Wednesday afternoon to hear the VFW National Commander deliver important testimony on behalf of veterans before a joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees.
Student Competitions - Department awards for the annual VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen Competitions were presented last weekend in Nashville. Congratulations to the Post's VOD winner Jordan Huff, who placed 2nd. Next year's themes will be; VOD: My Vision for America & PP: What Freedom Means to Me. Students do not have to wait until next year to get started.
Lounge - The food menu changes daily. Pub style food of all kinds. Drop by after work and see what Cody has in store to soothe your appetite.
Boosters - Booster meetings are the Wednesday before the Second Thursday of each month. Members are encouraged to attend and direct the projects that support the Post.
Suicide Awareness -- The Holidays may be over but Suicide is always present. Family Members are encouraged to be aware of signs of PTSD and/or suicidal thoughts. Do not try to handle this alone, help is available. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, check this link or call 1-800-273-8255 for help dealing with the feelings. There is HOPE! Also, see the info for the upcoming Town Hall Meeting in Clarksville.
Remember to say "Thank You for supporting Veterans" when you visit them.
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.
"The VFW continues to be the nation's strongest voice for veterans
and the catalyst for change in improving veteran's benefits."
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.