There appears to be three distinct groups that comprise the membership of VFW Post 5408.
The first group is mainly concerned with keeping the Post financially stable which involves raising funds by asking for donations, conducting raffles, provide gaming, hold community events and providing an open canteen. Bottom line, Post funding is the primary goal for these members.
The second group is mainly concerned with assisting veterans and their families. The assistance is in the form of grants to needy veterans, assisting veterans with VA disability claims and providing other services that promote veterans and assist those alive and honor those that are deceased. Bottom line, Post funding is important but not the primary goal for these members.
The third group is mainly concerned with frequenting the Post during events or keeping a seat warm at the canteen. Bottom line, the primary goal for these members is self-indulgence which has its place in providing revenue for the Post.
While all three groups’ make-up the Post membership, groups 1 and 2 provide a positive influence in sustaining the Post and its mission to assist veterans.
Come join us on Monday September 4th at VFW Post 5408 in
Acworth, GA. (A Non-Smoking Facility)
Time: 12 noon to 7 PM
Menu: Sliced sub sandwiches, Burgers, Hotdogs, potatoe salad, coleslaw and deserts. Cost: $5 per plate
We will also have Karaoke and Open Mic for the brave and daring!
If you would like to honor a family member, friend or comrade you served with by making a $15 wreath donation to our Wreaths Across Americacampaign please contact Eldrige Holloway, Post Jr. Vice Commander at the event. Help us we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice!
I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend.
Let us not forget the sacrifices made by some of our friends and family members over the years who payed the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms because today is the day we remember them.
This is a reminder about our upcoming training date scheduled for this Saturday morning 3 June 2017 at 8 AM.
Our Honor Guard practice will start at 8 AM sharp so please be on time. This segment is primarily to concentrate on familiarization with the use of the M-1 Rifle. We will also review practice time folding the flags as much as possible.
VFW Post 5408 Acworth
4764 Cobb Pkwy NW
Phone: (770) 974-0958
Some of us from Post 5408 have an important meeting to attend at the post which starts at 10 AM, so please be on time so we can make good use of the 2 hour time frame prior to that meeting.
I want to personally thank each of you for the sacrifice and commitment you are making for us to bring this idea to fruition. It is a joint effort between all of us.
We look forward to seeing you all there. If there is anyone you know of that is not listed above that has shown interest please forward this message to them as well.
Eldrige C. Holloway,
Junior Vice CC,
VFW Post 5408
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”