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.
American Warriors Do Not Fight Because We Hate Those In Front Of UsAmerican Warriors Fight Because We Love Those Behind Us
VFW NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS ANNOUNCES HAWKINS-REEVE POST 7916 HAS EARNED ALL-AMERICAN STATUS FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
On Wednesday 3 July, VFW Commander-in-Chief BJ Lawrence announced, for the third year in a row, Hawkins-Reeve Post 7916 is a worldwide All- American Honoree placing the Post in the top 1% of over 6300 VFW posts worldwide.
"This is a great announcement but an even greater acknowledgement that putting in the work needed pays off” said State Commander Rick Raskin.
Raskin’s high regard for Commander Jeff Lett, his leadership team, and the great work of the Post is well known.
6:30 PM Tuesday August 6 is the next General Membership Meeting in the in the Post's second floor community room.7:30 PM Wednesday August 7 is the Post's Auxiliary General Membership Meeting in the Post's Black Cat Lounge.July 4, 1776 the United States Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor".
Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt III, son of President "Teddy” Roosevelt, is the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was the highest ranking person to directly participate in the beach landing invasion. He was supposed to be with the other command staff in England.
BG Roosevelt was a combat veteran of WWI, where he was disabled by being shot through the knee. He required a cane to walk due to his injury. General Roosevelt was 56 years old at the time of the invasion. He literally stormed the beach at Normandy with a cane in one hand and a pistol in the other!
General Roosevelt knew the importance of the mission, he knew much of the invasion force were new, untried soldiers who had never seen combat. His requests to join his men were repeatedly denied, but he persisted, even when his superiors told him he faced near certain death.
He was granted permission after explaining how his presence would inspire confidence in the invasion plan. General Eisenhower wrote Roosevelt’s eulogy before the invasion.
On the morning of the attack, as he requested, Gen. Roosevelt was in one of the lead landing craft. He led his men across the beach to a rally point under heavy fire. Being pinned down, it appeared they were going to be wiped out. Roosevelt took charge and led a move over the sea wall.
At that time, he realized other troops were trapped back on the beach, and cut off. He returned to the beach and led these men to join the attacking force. He repeated this action several times, under heavy fire.
When the beach was secured, later that day, command staff began to arrive. They were met on the beach by Gen. Roosevelt who gave a full report on the invasion operation.
Six days later, Roosevelt died of a heart attack. He is buried in France. He has been called "the toughest man on D-Day.”
For these actions, he received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Click here for the citation.
"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.orgGOD BLESS AMERICAIt 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.