Post 5408 Jr. Vice and Auxiliary Member Award 2 Quilts of Valor to 2 Veterans in Canada

VFW Post 5408 Junior Vice Commander Eldrige Holloway and Post Auxiliary member John Finch presented  two Quilts of Valor at the 2017 Korean Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame.

One quilt went to Grandmaster Rudy Timmerman of the Canadian Army who served during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  The other quilt was awarded to Grandmaster Jimm McMurry who served in the US Army Special Forces during Vietnam. Welcome Home Gentlemen!

Desert Storm National War Memorial Fundraiser at VFW Post 5408

VFW Post 5408 has been chosen to host the First Fundraiser Event of the year for the New Desert Storm National War Memorial to be built on the Mall in Washington, D.C.

The fundraiser will be held in conjunction with our Labor Day Celebration Party at the post on Monday 4 September 2017 from 12 noon to 7 PM.

SPECIAL MENTION:  Our Department Commander for Georgia, Richard Attaway issued a challenge that if we raise $10,000 the state department would match that amount toward the memorial building fund.

VFW District #1 started us off with a generous $200 donation.

There will be a live band, food/$5 per plate and silent auction planned.  Come on out and make a donation; every little bit counts. Come out and join us for some good food, and great fun.

I’m asking ALL my Georgia local Desert Storm brothers and sisters in the Atlanta area to come out to join us and build this proud coalition again.                                       Donations from ALL are welcome!

                                Please Donate what you can, every little bit helps!

Don’t Forget VFW District #1 Meeting this Sunday 6 August 17

Don’t forget our VFW District #1 Meeting is this Sunday morning at

VFW Post 2681 in Marietta Georgia at 11 AM.  Don’t be late!

Let’s show some post pride and have a good turnout from Post 5408.

Also we want to wish ALL of our Post members born in August

A Very Happy Birthday!  

 

Survey Questionaire

Please go to this link on survey monkey and complete this very short 10 question survey so that we may be able to improve on our services for you at the post.

Just copy and past the link below into your browser and it should take you right to the survey. You can also access it already on our Facebook page.

Thank you in advance!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JYZ95RM

 

All Post Members: An Observation from the SVC

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 Celebrate Labor Day With Us!

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 America campaign please contact Eldrige Holloway, Post Jr. Vice Commander at the event. Help us we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice!

Stay tuned for more upcoming events!

 

Happy Birthday to all of our Post Members born in July

We want to wish a Very Happy Birthday to all of our Post members that have birthdays in July!  

We hope you will come join us at the post sometime soon to allow us to share in the celebration with you.

Also please check in on our Facebook page and let the rest of our other members celebrate with us too.

NOTE:  We apologize for any of the previous birthdays we may have missed and hope that you too will come let us celebrate with you as well.

Come Celebrate July 4th With Us at the Post

It’s Independence Day!

On Tuesday, July 4th VFW Post 5408 Acworth will be having a luncheon celebration for Independence Day! There will be a live band.

Time: 12 noon to 5pm             Cost:  $5 per plate

Menu:  Cut Sub Sandwiches, Beans and Potato Salad

Come early and join us for a great celebration of food and fun!

Spread the word!