WELCOME TO ALL-AMERICAN HAWKINS-REEVE POST 7916

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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"WARRIORS WASH THEIR HANDS”
 

 

POST 7916 IS TOTALLY CLOSED UNTIL VIRGINIA GOVERNOR NORTHAM'S EXECUTIVE ORDER 63 NO LONGER APPLIES

BE SAFE.  BE CLEAN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.   

 

 THE NEW POST OFFICERS ELECTED UNNIMOUSLY AT THE TUESDAY MAY 5 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING ARE:

Commander -- Jeff Lett

Senior Vice Commander -- Nick Roper

Junior Vice Commander -- Bob Fenlason

Quartermaster -- Mike Frank

Adjutant -- Christina Martin

Service Officer -- Lindy Dietz

Judge Advocate General -- Jeff Springman

Chaplain -- Clancy McQuigg

Surgeon -- Ken Timborski

1st Year Trustee -- Robert Hill

2nd Year Trustee - Mike LaBrash

3rd Year Trustee -- AL Short

 

THE MILITARY TRIBUTE BANNER PROGRAM IS CLOSED

ALL SPONSORSHIPS ARE FILLED


 A Very Special Thanks.  On behalf of the entire Post, I give a very special thanks to the following Post members, who despite their many other responsibilities, including their personal, and family requirements, have invested an extraordinary amount of time and energy to support those who need help during the COVID-19 unpleasantness.  If I missed anyone, I meant to include you.  I am proud to be a member of your Post.  Jeff Lett, Commander

Mary and Steve Amato, Jimmy Bruck, Jeff Currer, Lindy Dolan, Mercedes N. Kirkland-Doyle,Mike Frank, Wes Girvin, Gianni Giordano, Renee Graham, Misty & Sean Hagerty, Lisa Renee Johnson, Pierce Lewis, Charles Mick, Sam Palmer and Amy Gregory, John Palo, Andrew Peck, Tanya & Dave Ralston, Suzanne Rogers, Logan Silicato, Lisa & Pat Sivigny, Mary Ellen Wetmore, Rick Wiegert, and Chuck Wilson.


POST 7916 MEMBERS ARE REAL "WARRIORS STILL SERVING”

Post members have been fully engaged in advancing our mission of "Honoring the Dead by Helping the Living”.  We have provided and delivered hundreds of  meals and Sunday Dinners to the needy including fabulous Easter Sunday Dinners amd Memorial Day Dinners to members, as well as making health and welfare checks for Post members.   The Post made a donation to the Lorton Community Action Center (a local food bank) which used it to purchase 5000 pounds of food for the needy. 

Post members on the Occoquan PD are making health & welfare checks for all Occoquan residents, we have provided protective masks to local medical facilities, Patriot Scuba provided scuba diving masks from a member’s dive shop for conversion to COVID-19 ventilator masks, one of our members is part of the Veterans Administration leader team to protect veterans from COVID-19, another   member is on the Department of Homeland Security leader team fighting COVID-19.  We are giving blood and contributing to the Occoquan "Good News Community Kitchen"run by one of our Members.

Today, a Navy Nurse Post member is onboard the USNS Comfort. This 1,000 bed floating hospital arrived on station at New York City in response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently attacking our nation. We are fortunate to have these Post Members and VFW members all over the world defending us and our families today. Bravo Zulu. Jeff Lett, Commanding 

 easter dinner deliveryMasksJDJ giving BloodPost 7916 Cooking Memorial Day 2020

  

 

IT IS AN IL WIND THAT BLOWS NO GOOD

Thanks to the outstanding performance and exceptional perseverance of the Post’s EXCOM, the total renovation of the entire Post is underway to take advantage of the Post being closed. 

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YOUR ON LINE UNITED STATES CENSUS FORM WAS DUE APRIL 1, 2020  

https://my2020census.gov/


A BAD DAY IN OCCOQUAN IS BETTER THAN A GREAT DAY IN AFGHANISTAN  

 

"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end -- which you can never afford to lose -- with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”

— James B. Stockdale, VADM USN, Pilot, POW, CMH 


The  National Cemetery Administration continues internment at National Cemeteries,  but for now without traditional Committal Services and Military Honors.  National Cemetery  Administration may be reached at 1-800-535-1117.  https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVANCA/bulletins/2849dcb

 

 

THE 2 JUNE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING IS ONLINE 

TO BE DETERMINED  3 June Auxiliary Meeting

 

SATURDAY JUNE 27th POST 7916's 74th BIRTHDAY

 

THE 2020 NATIONAL AND ALL 2020 STATE CONVENTIONS ARE CANCELED .  Jeff Lett will attend the 27 June (one day only) Department of Virginia Commanders only Convention in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

RESCHEDULED TBD:  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:

  • Real-time, interactive video visits.
  • In-home and mobile health remote monitoring.
  • Technologies that transmit health data or images to VA providers.
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, 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
  

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
 
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.  
 
On March 6,1836, After a two week siege, the Battle of the Alamo came to a gruesome end, capping off a pivotal moment in the Texas Revolution. Over 1000 Mexican forces recaptured the fort, and nearly all of the roughly 200 Texan defenders were killed.  On April 21, Texas won the battle of San Jacinto and independence from Mexico.  
 



 



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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.

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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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2019-2020 District Awards Ceremony

District 10 held its annual awards ceremony on 1 March 2020 for the Teacher of the Year, Patriot’s Pen, and Voice of Democracy Programs.

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A Mission Like No Other: Bringing Our Missing Home

Virginia Veterans Foundation Announces Grants to VFW, Auxiliary

Nearly $6,000 for community service and Post home improvements all funded by Powerhouse Gaming.

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VFW Stands for Equality Condemns Vandalism of WWII Memorial

WASHINGTON - In the wake of the nationwide protests centered around the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the Veterans of Fore...

VFW Pays Its Respects to the Fallen During Memorial Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In recognition of Memorial Day, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) honors the legacy of the men and women who s...

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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.
 
 

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