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Warriors Still Serving
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.


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Any child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will never respect anyone or any thing. Rev Billy Graham

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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, 1863  
All 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.     
 




  




 

 



 


 
 
 

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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...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.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

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HB 63 Passes Virginia General Assembly

Recognizes Veteran Service Organizations under Virginia Tax Code with VFW Post 7916 leading the effort

VFW Post 7916 Hosts The “Old Bold Pilots” Association

"Don't be a show-off. Never be too proud to turn back. There are old pilots and bold pilots, but no old, bold pilots." – E. Hamilton Lee, 1949

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Virginia VFW celebrates successful year, elects new leadership

The 96th State Convention of the VFW was an enormous success.

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VFW Celebrates the Service, Sacrifice of All Veterans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - To the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Monday, November 11 means, and always will mean, more to the more than 1.6 mil...

VFW Witnesses Landmark Presidential Signing of the POW MIA Flag Act

WASHINGTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) stood in solidarity with fellow members of the Veterans Service Organization (VSO) community as President ...

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"We Honor Our Fallen By Caring For Our Living"   That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.