South Carolina State Fair - 150 Years
Military members have free admission to the SC State Fair every day. This is active duty and retired military and their dependents with proper ID.
Please help us spread the word. The SC State Fair plans to honor a veteran every day of the fair.
Jim Hudson Automotive is partnering with the fair for this 5:30 pm daily ceremony, near the Rocket.
To get the complete run down visit South Carolina State Fair at: https://www.scstatefair.org
It's Fall and We Know What That Means - Oktoberfest - Open to Public
Saturday October 12 - from 5:00pm Until Sold Out
$10 per plate, includes Roast Pork, Delicious Wisconsin Sausage Sauerkraut, Noodles & Gravy Green Beans, German Potato Salad Bread and Butter, Desserts Come enjoy all the Oktoberfest classics presented by VFW Post 3137.
Wear your Leiderhosen and German Girl
VFW Post 3137 Monthly Comrades Meeting
Monday October 14, 2019 @ 6:30pm!
We have a guest speaker this month, Sue Kerver - Voluntary Service Program Manage at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center who will share insights about the program and how our members and post make a difference.
Our meetings are always a great opportunity for everyone to stay in touch and be a part of all 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll make sure to address them.
VFW Post 3137 Monthly Post Auxiliary Meeting
Monday October 21, 2019 @ 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 email@example.com and we'll make sure to address them.
Flag and Flagpole Ceremonies Coming Up this Month
If you have been by the post lately, you may have noticed the post replaced the Flagpole and more recently, wrapping up construction of a new flagpole platform at the base of the pole.
Flag Retirement Ceremony Saturday October 19, 2019 @ 09:00am - 10:00am
The Flag Disposal Committee members and volunteers will be sorting and properly preparing worn American flags for disposal. A retirement ceremony is held to properly retire the flags and the remains are buried at the base of the flag flying beach side of the post. Member are welcome to assist or be present for the ceremony. Another great community service our post offers!
Flagpole Dedication Ceremony Saturday October 26, 2019 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
The new Flagpole will be dedicated on Saturday October 26 to Honor our Comrades who have gone before us. Proceeds from families of our Comrades lost helped make this possible and it's only fitting to have a place to represent All those who pass from our post. As our Mission Statement reads: "HONOR THE DEAD WHILE HELPING THE LIVING"
Halloween Party - Members Only + 1
Saturday October 26 from 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Please join us for some ghoulish costumes, freaky fun, and frightening food! Costume Contest - please bring a Halloween appetizer to share. - Comrades and Auxiliary Post members ONLY + spouse or significant other.
Other Notable News - Here's how 3 million more people will get military shopping benefits.
Military Times By: Karen Jowers - July 22
As about 3 million more people will soon be eligible to shop at military stores, officials are working to make sure these new customers will have access to bases, and that the shelves will be stocked.
Starting Jan. 1, all service-connected disabled veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war and primary veteran caregivers will be eligible to shop at commissaries and exchanges, and officials from three federal agencies are preparing the way.
The newly eligible customers will also be able to use certain morale, welfare and recreation activities.
It's the largest patronage expansion in more than 60 years, said Virginia Penrod, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for manpower and reserve affairs, who spoke at a recent meeting of the American Logistics Association.
To get the complete story visit Military Times at:
Rentals - Downstairs at VFW Post 3137
Why not hold your next event right on the beach. Rental space is available below the post for
Rent the downstairs of VFW Post 3137 for any type of celebration! Birthdays, Wedding Receptions, Graduations and Retirements!
For more details visit: https://vfwpost3137.org/rentals/
For rentals, inquiries and available dates, Please contact Valerie Trantham by phone at 630-626-7000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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