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.
"WARRIORS STILL SERVING”CANTEEN HOURS Mon-Thurs:1100-2100, Friday:1100-2400, Saturday:1200-2400, Sunday:1200-2100
"THE FOREST WAS SHRINKING, BUT THE TREES KEPT VOTING FOR THE AX, FOR THE AX WAS CLEVER AND CONVINCED THE TREES THAT BECAUSE HIS HANDLE WAS MADE OF WOOD, HE WAS ONE OF THEM" Turkish Proverb
Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima February 23, 1945 is the iconic photograph of six United States Marines raising the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.Chuck & Gene with Air Force Fighter Pilot General Charles E. McGee (born December 7, 1919). During his 30 year career he flew a three-war total of 409 combat missions in WWII, the Korea and Vietnam, one of the highest combat totals and longest active-duty careers by any Air Force fighter pilot in history.
He Earned 3 DFCs, 26 Air Medals, a BSM & 2 LoMs, among numerous other military honors.
6:30 PM Tuesday March 3 is the next General Membership Meeting in the in the Post's second floor community room.7:30 PM Wednesday March 4 is the Post's Auxiliary General Membership Meeting in the Post's Black Cat Lounge.CLICK HERE: Manassas Ballet Theatre production. Les Sylphidse is thought of as the first ballet to be created simply about mood and without a storyline. The program will also include 3 new contemporary works, all accompanied by the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra.The performances are on Friday, March 13th@ 7:30pm, Saturday, March 14th @ 7:30pm and Sunday, March 15th@ 3:00pm. As always, veterans get in for free on the opening night of our shows and their family members receive 25% additional tickets.
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.LEARN ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS NEW Telehealth Program for Hi-Tech connection for you with your VA care teams and specialists including:
no matter the distance at: https://telehealth.va.gov/what-telehealth
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
THE VIETNAM PEACE ACCORDS WERE SIGNED JANUARY 27, 1973. U.S.TROOPS LEFT VIETNAM IN MARCH 1973. SAIGON FELL TO NORTH APRIL 30, 1975.
CLICK HERE AND " Remember the Maine" Sunk at anchor in Havana Harbor February 15, 1898
...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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to launch #StillServing, a campaign to bring attention to and honor...