Approximately 10,000 VFW and VFW Auxiliary members and guests are expected to attend the weeklong convention in downtown Charlotte, N.C., July 23-27. Live streaming will begin with the annual memorial service at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) on July 24, and continue for the duration of the convention beginning at 8:00 a.m. daily, and culminating with the election and installation of new VFW officers on Wednesday.
Monday’s lineup includes:
The new app ensures attendees will receive important notifications and reminders throughout the conference, have instant access to the daily agenda, the opportunity to connect with other attendees and more!
With an agenda packed with distinguished guests and presentations, a private performance from the renowned group The Oak Ridge Boys and the installation of the next VFW National Commander Brian Duffy, you won’t want to miss a single thing! Stay updated by searching #VFWConvention on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to follow us on social media or log on to www.vfw.org/conventionlive for regular updates during the convention.
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The chapter acquired the helicopter on permanent loan from the Niagara Aerospace Museum and hopes to build a memorial with a brick walkway and the helicopter as its centerpiece. The chapter is using multiple avenues to raise funds for the project, which is expected to cost tens of thousands of dollars.
A campaign to sell engraved bricks for the walkway has raised about $10,000, with hopes to raise $30,000 more, Smilinich said. “It’s open to all veterans, and it’s open to the whole community to put a brick there
If you are interested in a brick, they have a GoFundMe page set up.
This Veterans Day be sure to join us in front of the Kenmore Village hall at Delaware Rd. & Delaware Ave. Afterwards enjoy these discounts that this blog has curated for us and don’t forget to put that green light on outside from Green light Vet.
Also, Delta Sonic is giving us free car washes and oil changes. Be sure to support them as they support us.
They once were among the most universally admired and revered men in the United States .. There were 80 of the Raiders in April 1942, when they carried out one of the most courageous and heart-stirring military operations in this nation’s history. The mere mention of their unit’s name, in those years, would bring tears to the eyes of grateful Americans.
Now only four survive.