2017 History

Memorial Day Weekend Poppy Drive

Post and Auxiliary members manned a booth at the Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Booth
Black Bear Booth

Incoming Commander played Taps at the Tommy Tucker Memorial

Taps for Tommy Tucker
Taps for Tommy Tucker

Honors for our Comrades

The post Honor Guard was busy this past weekend with honors for two of our comrades.

Sunday morning started at the Juniper Hills Park baseball fields to mark the tenth anniversary of Redmond native Dale Peterson who was killed in action in Iraq. Honors were conducted for Dale's widow (also a Marine combat veteran) who was playing in a softball tournament.

Sunday afternoon found us at the Jefferson County Senior Center for a comrade's memorial service.

Honor Guard
Honor Guard at Senior Center
Honor Guard
Honor Guard at Senior Center
US Navy detail
US Navy Bugeler and Flag Folding Detail

Warm Springs Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Event

Several post members traveled to Warm Springs to participate in the 2nd annual event

Parade
Parade Participants with County Commissioner May Huston

What a Surprise

Girl Scout Troop 50064 members Elizabeth and Libby (who lives in Madras), along with co-leader Sarah, delivered 42 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies through the Gift of Caring. The Gift of Caring is a program were the girls choose an organization to donate to and raise money to donate cookies. Troop 50064 raised funds for 123 boxes and split them between the Madras and Redmond VFW posts to show the girl's appreciation of how the VFW is an integral part of the community! The veterans of the post VERY MUCH appreciate this heartfelt gesture! We will enjoy the cookies!

Girl Scout Cookies
Elizibeth, Libby and Sarah
US Marine Corp Memorial

Scholarship Chairman Recognized

Rich Lohman presented Citizenship Education Award for his dedication and hard work on the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen scholarship programs. Rich's hard work resulted in our local Voice of Democracy winner advancing on to District (Central Oregon), Department (State level) and, subsequently, on to Washington, DC for competition at the National level. GREAT JOB Rich!

Lohman Awarded Citizenship Education Award
Rich Lohman Receives Citizenship Education Award

VOD Winner

Voice of Democracy scholarship winner Mack Little recently returned from Washington DC where he competed for the VFW National scholarship

Arlington National Cemetary
Arlington National Cemetary
US Marine Corp Memorial
US Marine Corp Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial Statue
Lincoln Memorial Statue
Reflecting Pool with Washington Momnument
Reflecting Pool with Washington Momnument
Vietnam Memorial Wall
Vietnam Memorial Wall

First Tral Cleanup of the Year

Our "adopted" trail along Willow Creek received a good cleaning today. This was the first opportunity since November. Amazing how much trash accumulated under all that snow we have had over the last three months!

Trail Cleanup
Trail Cleanup

Veterans rally at Ways and Means Town Hall

Great turnout for the Ways and Means Budget Town Hall today! Thanks to all who attended - hopefully they heard and will act on our testimony.

Town Hall
Veterans attend Town Hall

Our Honor Guard strives to "get it right"

Pratice makes perfect - we get together every week (weather permitting) to practice our routine. This week's focus was "stacking" our weapons.

Next week we have the honor of posting the colors at the annual Friends of the NRA banquet, thus, the focus of next week practice!

Honor Guard Practice
Honor Guard Practice

We Now Have an Auxiliary!

January 14, 2017 VFW Post 12141 Auxiliary was chartered today!

Auxiliary Members Sworn In
Members being sworn in
Audience
The audience
More aucience
More Audience