Sunday, July 13, 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:


The Lazy Crazy Days of Summer are here.
 
      The weather is hot and the Monsoon season has begun, but the new year for us has just begun.  From the Memorial Day ceremony on we have accomplished a lot although there is a lot yet to be done. 
      A few of the projects that are coming up:
                 1.  New Flagpole:  The Flagpole which was donated by the City of Maricopa is ready to be erected.  The City is to schedule that.  At the that time it goes up, we may need volunteers to do some the side work in which to get it finished, so beware.
                 2.  Membership Drives:  Our Junior Vice Commander Clarence "Golde" Golden is planning on trying to have 1 or 2 days every month in which we set up our table around town to not only advertise ourselves, but also display our "Buddy Poppies" and to assist in any raffle sales that we have going on.
                 3.  There is always a need for volunteers to assist the Maricopa Veterans Center in the upkeep and Opening and Closing of the building for the rental clients.  This is especially true during the summer when a number of our comrades are away for the summer.  It would be a big help if you could spare a few hours.
                 4.  Although it is July already, school will be starting soon.  Many of our programs will be starting - such as the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program for high schoolers, Patriot's Pen Program Scholarship Program for the middle grades, and of course our Public Servant Awards for our Police, Fire, and Emergency Technician folks.
      As you can see, summer may not be lazy after all.  Our Post has been recognized as being one of the best in the state so we can not let up now.
 
                                                                                

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
 
July 27th - Korean Armistice
August 31st - Iraqi Freedom
September 2nd - VJ Day
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