Sunday, August 24, 2014

WELCOME VETERANS



The Tracy P. MacPherson VFW Post 12043
welcomes you. It meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month
at 7pm.
 It is co-located with the Bernie G. Crouse American Legion Post 133
at the Maricopa Veterans Center which is located at
 44240 W Maricopa/Casa Grande Hwy
Maricopa, Arizona 85139.

Commander's Corner:

         School is back in session and many of our programs begin.  Our scholarship programs - Voice of Democracy (for High School), Patriot's Pen (Middle School) and Junior ROTC (High School), are starting.  Volunteers to assist our Chairman Charley Kemp are needed.  A few hours of your time would greatly enhance our community in getting students to participate and, maybe, encourage one to do so well that he/she might go and win at National and obtain the $30,000 scholarship.  Call me or e-mail me if you can assist.
          Vets in the Classroom is another program which volunteers are needed.  It is where Vets visit the classrooms of our young students and talk to them about a wide range of subjects from our country's beginning to experiences we all had.  It is to show that we are all human and have our country at heart.  The younger students will amaze you with their knowledge and interest.  Again, your help would be appreciated and I truly feel that the experience would be rewarding.
           Lastly, our fall Raffle begins this month.  At our nest meeting more will be explained but the $750.00 Gift Certificate we voted on, could get the winner at least $825.00 in merchandise or up to $1,000.00 in merchandise.  Proceeds from this raffle goes to our general fund which aids the Scholarship Programs and our Police, Fire, EMT and Teacher of the Year programs as well.  It also helps us with our budget throughout the entire year.
            Let's all help out and have another great year.  Under Past Commander Don Rostron we made All-American for 2013-2014 and that is the highest honor a post can obtain.  Congratulations to him and our post.  Let's do it again.

Flag Raising Ceremonies

Flag Raising Ceremonies are held on all National Holidays, Recognition Days. Join us on these days at 8:00am at the Veterans Memorial located at the Rotary Park on Maricopa/Casa Grande Hwy
August 31st - Iraqi Freedom
September 2nd - VJ Day and Rededication ceremony
September 11th - Patriot's Day
September 19th - POW/MIA Recognition Day
October 9th - Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
October 18th - Women in Military Service
November 11th - Veteran's Day
December 7th - Pearl Harbor Day