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.
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 PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
In Flanders Fields John McCrae - 1872-1918 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
Current Post 12186 Fundraisers1. Annual Holiday Cash Raffle. Look for tickets coming out soon for a chance to win every day in the month of December.
2. Gift basket with cutting board and wine donated by L&L Designs. Tickets are available at VFW&Aux meetings or events.
2. Quilt raffle - Handmade quilt donated by local women's group. Tickets are available at VFW&Aux meetings or events._______________________________________________________________________________FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEVFW Honors Local Post Commander KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July [date], 2020) —The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is pleased to announced David Bear has achieved All-American status as a Post commander. To achieve this honor, Post commanders must meet strict requirements in their role to include exceptional leadership, authentic accomplishment in membership growth and strong support of VFW core programs.Commander Bear, a Gold Legacy Life member and commander of Post 12186 in Oldsmar, Florida, is one of 251 VFW Post commanders worldwide to earn the title of All-American Commander. His hard work played an integral role helping the organization successfully remain focused on its service to veterans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Commanders like David Bear are a fine example of VFW leadership, and it’s their hard work and dedication to the mission and values of our organization that has rightly earned them this great honor,” said VFW Membership Director Rick Butler.The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation's largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899, the congressionally chartered VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With more than 1.5 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in 6,000 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim "NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at vfw.org.-vfw Media contact: Rick Butler, membership director, firstname.lastname@example.org.______________________________________________________________________________
"Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering."
That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln