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 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
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.
YOUR ON LINE UNITED STATES CENSUS FORM WAS DUE APRIL 1, 2020
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:
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, 1898Raising 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.
...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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