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bella5425

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Re: Welcome to Guests
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2009, 07:12:41 pm »
I am new here - I just saw the Vietnam Wall Memorial in Phoenix over the weekend.  It was beautiful.  I am ashamed that I grew up in an environment where country clubs and social events were what mattered over everything.  I never knew anything about Vietnam until I went this weekend and learned.  My dad was an OBGYN in the Air Force and died in 1970 and my mom never talked about any war saying that I didn't need to know anything about that.  I am so proud of the people who have fought for my freedom.  I am usually very shy about approaching soldiers and vets so I will use this forum to say thank you....thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I wish I could do something to be involved, to help, to volunteer....anything. 

Just sign me...grateful forever...

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« Reply #61 on: September 22, 2009, 10:04:39 am »
Welcome Bella. Thank you for your kind words. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to post them and we will try to answer them as best we can.
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Kurshan for City Council

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« Reply #62 on: September 23, 2009, 02:49:29 pm »
In 2006 the Vallejo, California Veterans Memorial was desecrated by the theft of a bronze plaque containing the names of Vallejo veterans. The loss equated to a $25,000.00 price to properly restore the memorial and engrave the names of the veterans in granite.
To date the money has not been raised.

My name is Sam Kurshan. I am running for City Council in Vallejo.
I will be donating 1/2 of all future campaign contributions to the fund to restore the memorial.
In fact I'll go one better. In light of donating to my campaign. Please make 100% of your donation to Vallejo VFW Chapter 1123. I do not need any more money to run my campaign.

My website is:

kurshanforvallejocitycouncil.viviti.com
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alleycat8

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« Reply #63 on: November 17, 2009, 01:12:03 am »
I have a digital picture of post 1519, Grand River Detroit Michigan. It is quite old and is of the WWI veterans.  My Uncle Chris Schaffer was a cook in the Navy in WWI and a proud member of the VFW.  We used to travel around Michigan in his Green Hudson Hornet and visit VFW halls.  Great memories for me.  I am a Vietnam Veteran and flew helicopters in I corp.

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« Reply #64 on: November 17, 2009, 08:26:59 am »
Welcome Alleycat8. The Grandriver Post 1519 still exists, however, they no longer have a Post Home. They now meet at a K of C hall in Livonia, MI. I am the District Jr. Vice Commander for their District and I was just at their meeting last month.
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« Reply #65 on: September 11, 2010, 12:52:09 pm »
I retired from the navy in 1987. I joined my local post 2 days ago. I want to order a hat. The 1 on the vfw store i want is black with gold piping. I called the post cdr and ask about this. He said we wear the brown or green ones. What does the different colors mean?

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Re: Welcome to Guests
« Reply #66 on: September 11, 2010, 01:21:56 pm »
Welcome to the VFW.  The different colored hats and piping are for different accomplishments in the VFW.
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« Reply #67 on: November 20, 2010, 07:42:47 pm »
Hello all, new to this site and the VFW. Joined the VFW last April...wish that I had not waited so long.  The post, 4010, I belong to has some great folks. Haven't met a bad member, negative member...all are very open and welcoming.  Its a "home" away from the military structure that I miss with its own structure that is attractive to me.  The history is of this organivzation is very interesting too.  Hope too meet as many as I can at the National Convention in San Antonio.....just a few hours from there.

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« Reply #68 on: November 20, 2010, 08:29:56 pm »
Welcome to the VFW and welcome to the Forum.
If you have any questions, go to the index tree on the top of the page and explore. You might find your question with usually a discussion on the subject there, Or just ask away. There are many regulars here who are quite knowledgeable and will share.
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« Reply #69 on: December 02, 2010, 08:24:29 am »
  I am a guest here, I'm just trying to locate a VFW post in my area and see if they have a hall to rent for weddings etc. I live in and near Old hickory, Nashville, Hermitage, Mount Juliet in Tennessee. Ive looked and looked online and cant find a thing as far as nearest VFW or location. Thanks ...Daryl

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« Reply #70 on: December 02, 2010, 08:27:58 am »
Daryl, welcome to the forum. Try looking for a Post in your area using this link:

http://www.vfw.org/oms/findpost.aspx
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« Reply #71 on: December 02, 2010, 08:51:42 am »
  Thank you so much, extremely helpful. Many thanks. My Father and 2 brothers are all veterans, I thank you all for all you do. Daryl

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« Reply #72 on: December 02, 2010, 08:53:07 am »
You are very welcome. Glad that I could help. Thanks for your kind words.
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