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.
CANTEEN HOURS Mon-Thurs:1100-2100, Friday:1100-2400, Saturday:1200-2400, Sunday:1200-2100
BE A REBEL, in a world that has us counting our money, our pounds, our caleries, and our steps, LET'S COUNT OUR BLESSINGS
THE VIETNAM PEACE ACCORDS WERE SIGNED JANUARY 27, 1973. U.S.TROOPS LEFT VIETNAM IN MARCH 1973. SAIGON FELL TO NORTH APRIL 30, 1975.
SAVE THE DATE: 3PM FEBRUARY 6 SUPERBOWL SUNDAY PARTY
Kansas City Chiefs v San Francisco 49ers
4PM -8PM All you can eat buffet: Subs, Brats, Natchos, Meatballs & More ($12)
Raffels, Givaways, Games & Prizes
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JENNIFER CONNER-HARRIS FROM LAKE RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL, THE WINNER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA'S SMART/MAHER NATIONAL VFW CITIZENSHIP MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION.
SAVE THE DATE 6:30 PM Tuesday February 4 is the next General Membership Meeting in the in the Post's second floor community room WHICH IS THE POST'S ANNUAL STUDENT & TEACHER AWARD CEREMONY
Patriots Pen Award
First Place - $100 Award
Jon Tyler Van Nostrand Attends Lake Ridge Middle School
Second Place - $75 Award
Divine Emereibe Attends Lake Ridge Middle School
Third Place - $50 Award
Nicholas M. Coleman Attends Lake Ridge Middle School
Their teacher, Jennifer L. Conner-Harris, is the Middle School Teacher of the Year for Post 7916, VFW District 10, and the VFW Department of Virginia.
Voice of Democracy Award
First Place - $200 Award
Joshua D. Davis Attends Woodbridge High School
Second Place - $150 Award
Annastastasia Bloodworth Attends South County High School
Third Place - $100 Award
Katelyn McKinney Home School
Teacher of the Year Award
High School: $250 Award
Jerome Hruska Also the VFW District 10 First Place
Stonewall Jackson Senior High School
Middle School: $250 Award
Jennifer L. Conner-Harris Also the VFW District 10 First Place & Virginia VFW Department First Place
Lake Ridge Middle School
Elementary School: - $250 Award
Susan N. Waring Also the VFW District 10 Second Place
Laurel Ridge Elementary School
7:30 PM Wednesday February 5 is the Post's Auxiliary General Membership Meeting in the Post's Black Cat Lounge.SAVE THE DATE: 9 AM Monday May 18, USMC Base Quantico Medal Of Honor Golf Course for the 12th Jewish War Veterans Classic Charity Outing & Picnic in support of Fisher House. 1st Prize is your team name on the "Memphis Bell Trophy" and a round of golf for four at the Westfields CC. To play or sponsor go to: www.VeteransGolfClassic.com or contact JWV Post 95 Burke Commander Dave Myers at DavidBMyers21@gmail.com or 703-209-5925.
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
...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.
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask you can do for your country.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. - William Shakespeare
WASHINGTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Washington Office Executive Director B.J. Lawrence, National Veterans Service Director...