All-American Hawkins-Reeve Post 7916 honors our dead by helping the living by supporting those who have sacrificed so much for this country: the U.S. Military veterans, men and women serving in our Armed Forces and their families, through community service, a commitment to national security and a strong national defense.
Americans coming together for Memorial Day, can be the beginning of America becoming what Americans want and need it to be.
Between the crosses, row on row, we are the dead that short days ago lived and now lie in Flanders Fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe. To you from failing hands we throw the torch to hold high. IF YE BREAK FAITH WITH US WE SHALL NOT SLEEP, though poppies grow in Flanders Fields. John McCrae 1917
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTS, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
WELCOME and thank you for your military service in overseas conflict that qualifies you AND your family for the select ranks of All-American Hawkins-Reeve Post 7916's WARRIORS STILL SERVING.
Any child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will never respect anyone or any thing. Rev Billy Graham
SAVE THE DATE: 6PM THURSDAY November 14 for our first ever PLINKO game. Join us for a chance to win CASH and DOOR PRIZES. Brought to the Post by Powerhouse Gaming.
Hawkins-Reeve All-American Post 7916 cordially invites you and your family to a traditional
POT LUCK Thanksgiving Dinner
2:30 PM until 4:30 PM Thursday November 28, 2019
at the Post Canteen.
RSVP by Monday 25 November 2019.
Your Prepared Dinner Contributions need to be in place in the
Canteen no later than 2 PM Thanksgiving Day
Grace will be at 2:30 PM.
Please sign up to bring Turkey, Ham, Dressing, Vegetables, etc.
by utilizing the sign-up sheet in the canteen as soon as you can so
we are able to avoid having just green been casseroles and
marshmallow yams for dinner.
Looking forward to Thanksgiving Dinner with you.
6:30 PM Tuesday December 3 is the next General Membership Meeting in the in the Post's second floor community room.7:30 PM Wednesday December 4 is the Post's Auxiliary General Membership Meeting in the Post's Black Cat Lounge.
MAILING CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH PACKAGES TO DEPLOYED TROOPS: The U.S. Postal Service just announced recommended mailing deadlines to get Holiday Packages overseas in time for Christmas. To get them there in time for Hanukkah, which starts on Dec. 22 this year, subtract three days from the deadlines.
The deadlines for various methods of shipping are the same for most APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/diplomatic post office) ZIP codes. The exception is mail going to ZIP code 093, which covers overseas contingency areas:
· USPS Retail Ground mail (the slowest way to go, formerly known as Standard Post): Nov. 6.
· Space Available Mail (SAM): Nov. 27.
· Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL): Dec. 4.
· First-Class and Priority Mail (letters, cards and packages): Dec. 11, except for ZIP 093, (Dec. 9).
· Priority Mail Express Military Services: Dec. 18. This service is not available for ZIP 093.
Use the U.S. Postal Service’s Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes. The boxes themselves are free; you can stuff whatever you can fit into them, and they cost one flat fee, regardless of weight. There’s a $1.50 discount per box for those going to APO/FPO/DPO addresses.
HAWKINS-REEVE POST 7916 HAS EARNED ALL-AMERICAN STATUS FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR PLACING THE POST IN THE TOP 1% OF OVER 6300 VFW POSTS WORLDWIDE.
"But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserves us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace too proud to pray to the God that made us".Abraham Lincoln Proclamation - A National Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer, March 30, 1863All American Post 7916 and the Town of Occoquan proudly announce the second annual Military Tribute Banner Program is SOLD OUT. For everything you need to know to have a a banner to honor the veteran you love hung along Mill Street after Memorial Day 2020 under "current programs" scroll down to Occoquan after you open: www.militarytributebanners.org
GOD BLESS AMERICA
'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.'It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.It is the soldier, not the campus organizer who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves under the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln
The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.