Comrade Edward Lyons Passing

We regret to inform everyone Mr. Edward Lyons passed away on Wednesday June 6, 2018. Edward was a Life Member and one of the Greatest Generation. He was a regular for our Steak Nights and Fish Fry's.

Our condolences to the family and utmost thanks to our fellow comrade Edward for his service and a being a large part of our community. You will be missed and remembered. As we get more details, we'll communicate further.

Buddy Gillam
Post Commander


VFW Post 3137 Monthly Comrades Meeting Reminder

Monday - June 11, 2018 @ 6:30pm

Among some of the topics will be updates from the VFW SC State Convention and the Windjammer wall mural project.

A great opportunity for everyone to stay in touch and be a part of all that we do at post 3137 to support our fellow veterans, their families, and the mission of the VFW.  Important topics which affect you and the operation of our post, including business related items, post improvements, and upcoming social events are discussed and crucial decisions.

Can't make the meeting but have ideas or suggestions for the post, email them to vfwpost3137@gmail.com and we'll make sure to address them.


VFW Post 3137 Monthly Post Auxiliary Meeting Reminder

Monday June 15, 2018 @ 6:30pm

Members are encouraged to actively participate and hope you can attend. Meetings are an opportunity for everyone to stay in touch and be a part of all that we do at post 3137 to support our fellow veterans, their families, and the mission of the VFW. 

Can't make the meeting but have ideas or suggestions for the post, email them to vfwauxiliary3137@gmail.com and we'll make sure to address them.


Fish Fry Every Third Saturday Through September - Open to All

Next on Saturday June 16 - from 6:00pm Until 8:00pm

Join us on Saturday June 16 for our monthly Fish Fry. Then every 3rd Saturday now through September.

$10 per meal, includes Fresh Fried Fish, Hush Puppies, Baked Beans, Close Slaw and desserts. And of course you can get and enjoy your favorite beverages at the bar.


VFW Post 3137 Auxiliary Donations

VFW Auxiliary dropped off $800.00 worth of clothing and personal care products for veterans at Ralph Johnson VA Hospital on Tuesday June 5

Just another example of how our post members focus on mission related accomplishments. Pictured here is Auxiliary Member Chelle Narron and the VA Representative is Sam Matthews.

Thanks for all you do!

 

 

 

 


Banquet Honoring Korean War Veterans

Monday - June 25, 2018 @ 6:30pm

The Korean War Legacy Foundation is hosting an educator's conference on board the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point and would like to invite local Korean War veterans to be their honored guests at a banquet on June 25th.

We would like to invite local Korean War veterans to be our honored guests. Do you know any Korean War veterans? If so, would you please pass this invitation along to them?

For more information or to sign up please email Kris Harper at krisharper@yahoo.com no later than June 12..

KWLF is a non-profit organization, funded by the South Korean Ministry of Patriotism and Veterans Affairs. The purpose of the Foundation is to preserve the history of the Korean War in order to ensure that future generations understand the honor, commitment, experiences and sacrifices of the men and women who served during that time.

https://koreanwarlegacy.org/


Wednesday's Wine & Cheese Night Every Week

Every Wednesday from 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us every Wednesday Night for Wine and Cheese. Bring your favorite cheese and crackers to share. Wine is $3.00 / Glass.


Sunday's Share a Dish Every Week

Every Sunday from 3:00pm to ...

Summer is here, good food, good friends and good fun! Join us every Sunday afternoon and bring your favorite dish to share. The Buffet starts at 3:00pm.


President Signs the VA Mission Act

From VFW National:

Historic legislation will help veterans get the care they deserve

WASHINGTON (June 6, 2018) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. thanks President Donald Trump for signing the VA MISSION Act.

The VA MISSION Act was the result of a bipartisan and bicameral effort led by Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Sen. Johnny Isakson, Ranking Member Sen. Jon Tester and House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Rep. Phil Roe. The legislation passed in the House on May 16 with a vote of 347-70. The Senate passed the bill on May 23 with a vote of 92-5.

"President Trump signaled his support for this bill early on in the process which shows that he puts veterans before politics," said Keith Harman, national commander of the 1.7-million member VFW and its Auxiliary. "This historic legislation will help our veterans get the care they earned when they joined the military."

"The VFW and other veteran service organizations worked closely with Congress and the White House to help create a carefully negotiated bipartisan deal with the fingerprints of veterans who rely on the VA all over it," he said.

The VA MISSION Act will improve the Department of Veterans Affairs' ability to hire high-quality health care professionals, streamline VA community care programs, expand caregiver benefits to pre-9/11 veterans and create a process to examine VA's capital infrastructure to better serve veterans.

"The VA MISSION Act will help improve the care our veterans get at the VA while leveraging the capabilities of the private sector when needed. It will help recruit the best talent at the VA, which is what our veterans deserve, and it also extends caregiver benefits to every veteran who needs it," Harman said.

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ABOUT THE VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation's largest and oldest major war veterans' organization. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in nearly 6,400 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 www.vfw.org.

Contact: Stephanie Gaskell, Public Affairs, sgaskell@vfw.org


Other Notable Dates Coming Up


Rentals - Downstairs at VFW Post 3137



Why not hold your next event right on the beach. Rental space is available below the post for
parties and special occasions.

Rent the downstairs of VFW Post 3137 for any type of celebration! Birthdays, Wedding Receptions, Graduations and Retirements!

Prices:
VFW Post 3137 Members (minimum 1 year member) $350.00/day.
VFW Post 3137 Members less than 1 year and other VFW Posts or Active Duty $450.00/day.
All Others $550.00/day.

For more details visit: http://www.vfwpost3137.org/rentals/

For rentals, inquiries and available dates, Please contact Valerie Trantham by phone at 630-626-7000 or email at vfwrentalspost3137@gmail.com.


 

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