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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.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.
 

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General Meeting 
May 20, 2024 at 1830
1257 NW Broad St 
Murfreesboro,  TN
 
Congrats to the newly elected Officers for the 2024 - 2025 year!!
CDR - Elizabeth Sharp 
Sr Vice - Matt Bertron
Jr Vice - Christopher Lewis 
Quartermaster  - Paul Myers
Chaplain/Adjutant  - Andrew Farrer
Judge Advocate  - Aubrey Spain
Surgeon  - TBD
PSO - TBD
SGT AT ARMS - TBD
3 Year Trustee  - Daryl Mackin 
2 Year Trustee  - Jeffrey Gaylord 
1 Year Trustee  - Ross List
Past Commander  - Andrew Farrer
 
District 5 Commander  - Andrew Farrer
District 5 Jr Vice Commander  - Ross List 
District 5 2 Year Trustee - Elizabeth Sharp 
District 5 Officer of the Day - Herbert Hill


 


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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.

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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The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

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Grand Old Opry Salute to the Troops

The event is Grand Ole Opry’s Salute the Troops concert event sponsored by Humana. May 21 at the Grand Old Opry 7:00 PM show time

Tennessee State Convention 20-22 June

This is the annual meeting for department elections.

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VFW Remembers Our Fallen

WASHINGTON - On Memorial Day, May 27, in quiet services across the country, the more than 1.4 million members of the Veterans of F...

Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags Donation

Please see the following release from Ace Hardware.

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That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.
 
 

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The inspiration for A Soldier's Child Foundation came while Daryl Mackin, Founder & Executive Director, was preparing for his own 6-year-old son’s surprise birthday party. Like most parents, he was easily caught up in all the "chores” required to pull off the birthday celebration.


"I quickly lost sight of the joy of the moment,” says Mackin. "I was sitting at my computer at work, where on my wall I have a memorial of Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski. Marc is the son of my previous neighbors, Henry and Fay Golczynski, and a fallen soldier of the Iraq war. I also have a very moving picture of Marc’s son Christian receiving his father’s flag. This photo by Aaron Thompson won the AP Managing Editor’s Photo of the Year. It went all over the world. "As I finished typing out my son’s invitations and gave a big sigh of frustration, I looked up at my wall and was immediately convicted in my spirit for my negative attitude. My heart turned to Christian Golczynski, who will never be able to have a party planned by his dad.”


"There are many children like Christian that will never receive another birthday gift from their father/mother because they gave their life while defending our freedoms. Likewise, the fallen soldier will never be able to give their child a surprise birthday party, a bicycle for their son, a necklace for their daughter, financial assistance for their child’s first car, or pursuit of higher education."