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!


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!

Joint Honor Guard Training scheduled at the Post for this Saturday 3 June 17 at 8 AM.

Hello Everyone:
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
Acworth, Georgia
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.
Best regards,
Eldrige C. Holloway,
Junior Vice CC,
VFW Post 5408
404-483-3361 cell
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