ALL-AMERICAN HAWKINS-REEVE POST 7916

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WELCOME TO ALL-AMERICAN HAWKINS-REEVE POST 7916

Teamwork ~ Leadership ~ Commitment
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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  American Warriors Do Not Fight Because We Hate Those In Front Of Us
American 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, 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 
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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 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.

Post News

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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

“THE LOST BLACK CATS” Exclusive Premiere at VFW Post 7916

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7916 was the site of the U.S. premiere of the epic historical documentary, "The Lost Black Cats”

Statewide News

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Virginia VFW celebrates successful year, elects new leadership

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

National News

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VFW National Convention Returns to Orlando

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie will be joining more than 10,000 mem...

VFW Snaps 27 Year Membership Decline

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 120-year-young Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States just added almost 25,000 members to snap a 27-...

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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.