A memorial service will be held for Harry Krull Saturday the 10th at 11:00 AM. The Memoriable service will be held at the VFW post located on Hillside Drive.
Apropos of a discussion about flag etiquette at the VFW post this morning... I went looking for a reference that would clarify specifically whether the national flag when displayed in a staff is positioned any differently whether it is on an elevated platform with the speaker, or on the floor level with the audience.
Most of the references I found didn't address the difference in elevation, but I did finally find one that did... And the answer is... << drum roll >> "The US f...lag displayed from a staff either on a speaker's platform or at floor level in a public auditorium should occupy the position of honor on the speaker's right as the speaker faces the audience."
So it turn out the references that don't address the difference in elevation don't address it because *there is no difference*.
To anyone who was taught (as I was) that the flag on the floor level goes on the audience's right, either that was wrong, or that is now out-of-date. And I did find mention from other people who were taught that.
Either way... Kenn Hunt was right and I (Jonathan Landon) was wrong. For the record I'm not posting this because I lost a bet to Kenn. I don't bet. I'm posting it because there might be other people out there who were taught wrongly (as I was) and if anybody should know the right answer when asked, it's the VFW.
The VFW Gun Club invites you to our Gun Safety Class on February 17 and 18th
Class session will be held at VFW on Saturday. Hands on training will be at the Issac Shooting Range.
Cost per Family is $40, $20 for individual. Membership options available as well!
Harry Ktull Past commander from 2004 to 2005. He and his wife ran the VFW kitchen for several years. Harry also implemented the bingo game at the VFW post and conducted the games.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, also known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Inc., is an American veterans' organization established on September 29, 1899, whose membership consists of armed-forces veterans who, as United States Army soldiers, United States Navy sailors, United States Marines, United States Coast Guard sailors, and/or United States Air Force airmen, served the U.S. in wars, campaigns, and expeditions on foreign soil or hostile waters.
A word about our flag;
The American Flag has a long history, and the members of our organization have spent more than one hundred years defending and honoring our nation’s most iconic symbol of freedom. Whether you’re looking for the historic details of how the U.S. Flag came to be, or the rules and regulations that encompass her daily flight, we’re here to ensure you can find the information you need.
Who We Are
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.
We trace our roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or vete...rans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.
In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations that would eventually band together and become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. Today, membership stands at nearly 1.7 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary.
Our voice was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, development of the national cemetery system, in the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, we won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active duty service members, and members of the guard and reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. We were the driving force behind the Veterans Access and Accountability Act of 2014, and continually fight for improved VA medical centers services for women veterans.
Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, in 2005 the VFW became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010. And in 2015, we became the first supporter of the National Desert Storm War Memorial which is planned for construction at our nation's capital.
We have many programs and services that work to support veterans, service members and their families, as well as communities worldwide. Please check out our latest fact sheet or spend some time browsing our site to learn why No One Does More For Veterans.
Happy new year to all. Jan 9th @ 10:30 Auxilliary meeting.
Jan 10th Quilts of Valor meeting 10:00 to 6:30.
Jan 12th Friday nigt dinner; menu is Salisbury steak of course soup, salad, and a desert, children are invited to these dinners on almost every Friday night.
Next Veterans' Town Hall
January 4, 2017
From 5 PM - 7 PM
In the lobby of the Eugene VA Health Care Center,
3355 Chad Drive, Eugene, OR.
"We cordially invite all Veterans, their family members, and stakeholders to a Town Hall. This will be an open-dialogue, listening forum that will allow the Veterans we serve an opportunity to be heard and have their questions answered. Roseburg VA Health Care System leadership and key staff members will be present to assist Veterans with their questions."
This is a picture of our receiving the Christmas gifts sent by the Cottage Grove VFW post 3473. These were donations from the Cottage Grove citizens cash and gifts donated in the VFW donation containers around town. These gifts were collected and packaged by the Post auxilary and mailed out to combat military personall around the world. Local volunteers helped to package them and get them in the mail. One of the many services the Cottage Grove VFW post provides for Veterans and active duty military folks.
The purpose of the VFW is to speed rehabilitation of the nation’s disabled and needy veterans, assist veterans’ widows and orphans and the dependents of needy or disabled veterans, and promote Americanism by means of education in patriotism and by constructive service to local communities. The organization maintains both its legislative service and central office of its national rehabilitation service in Washington. The latter nationwide program serves disabled veterans of all wars, members and nonmembers alike, in matters of U.S. government compensation and pension claims, hospitalization, civil-service employment preference, and etc.
The Cottage Grove Post v3473 is dedicated to all of the above mentioneed services.
The VFW National Home for Children is prayed for every VFW post meeting and some of our local funds are sent to support this endeaver
It is a retreat and secure place for distressed veterans and veterans families ..
Through the Years
Since its founding, the VFW National Home for Children has grown from an old frame farm house to a sprawling campus with playgrounds, park areas, and multiple buildings, including single-family homes, a community center and gymnasium, child care facility, guest lodge, chapel and administrative offices.
Over the years, the National Home has evolved to meet the changing needs of America’s military and veterans’ families. Through it all, one thing has remained constant: the National Home’s commitment to honor our nation’s veterans and active-duty military by providing help and hope for their children