“We are back,” says Aberdeen Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post #224 Commander Jim Daly. “We have never quit serving veterans, but we have not had a Post home for two full years. Everyone should come by on Memorial Day to get a burger or a dog, and to see the new look of the building. Everything is clean, painted, well lit and bright. It doesn’t look the same at all.”
Daly says: “Most of our members will be at Fern Hill Cemetery for the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:00am. But we will then come down to the Post to celebrate our re-opening with a Barbecue fundraising event.”
The Barbeque Fundraising Event, Monday, Memorial Day, May 26th, from 11am – 6 pm, will be at the Aberdeen Veterans Of Foreign Wars post at 105 East Heron, to raise money for the repairs recently completed on their building.
“Please come support our local Veterans. There will hamburgers, baked beans, chips, and pop, for $8 or substitute a hotdog and it will be $7.” said Nell Todd, Auxiliary President. “We will also hold a raffle for several baskets, and a 50/50.”
Commander Daly said: “This will also be an opportunity to renew your membership or to join at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, if you are qualified. Our Service Officer, Commander, and other members will be present for much of the day to speak with Veterans about benefits and the benefit of joining the VFW. To become a member of the VFW a veteran must have been in a direct support role of combat operations of the U.S. military.
The Auxiliary President, Nell Todd and many of her members will also be present to speak with ladies who are qualified, about membership as well. To become a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, a lady must have an immediate family member (father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, daughter, or son) qualified to be a VFW member.
“The Post and Auxiliary are planning to be back in full swing very soon. We plan to get our Bingo back into operation at the post. Soon we’ll also be serving dinners, breakfast on weekends, and maybe even lunches. And our lounge will be operational soon as well;” said Terry Holderman, Post Quartermaster.
If you would like to support the Aberdeen VFW for their building repairs, donations may also be made to the special donation account at Anchor Bank or dropped off or mailed to VFW Post 224, 105 East Heron, Aberdeen, WA 98520.