VFW Post 11999 will participate in the Cloudcroft School's annual Veterans’ Day Program at the Cloudcroft High School on November 8, at 9 a.m. in the High School Gym. During the program, the Post will announce its local winners of the VFW’s "Patriots Pen" and "Voice of Democracy" essay contests.
The CDR John D. Rider VFW Post 11999 will be hosting its annual Spaghetti Dinner on November 8, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cloudcroft Senior Center located at 212 Glorietta Avenue in Cloudcroft. During the dinner, the post will be raffling off a Mossberg 500 12 gauge pump shotgun and accessories. All dinner and raffle proceeds benefit local veterans, Sacramento Mountain Community support and the post's Award Winning "Warriors in Transition" Program.
Post 11999 will once again be displaying more than sixty 4x6 American Flags in the village for Veterans Day as part of its ongoing Flag Program! The post displays flags on all patriotic holidays as reminder of the contributions and sacrifices our Veteran's have given to our great country.
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, give us a call! We have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help!
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 little mountain Post was selected for the Fred C. Hall Memorial Outstanding Post by National in 2017, likely the smallest Post ever to achieve that honor. Join us, help us help vets.
...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.
That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln
You were not alone over there. You are not alone now. There are 20 million veterans who would give their lives for you. Please don't take yours.