Men and women of our military have given so much of themselves, sacrificed their personal goals and their family time to protect our country, our communities. Because of this, the Craig County community is forever appreciative.
The local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) wishes to bring all their members together on Saturday, September 11, at 2 p.m. for a comrade potluck picnic.
Burgers have been donated by the Moose Lodge on Route 311 and drinks by the Gopher Market and IGA Express.
Attendees can bring a side dish or a meat dish if they so choose. Delicious dessert sides will be needed as well.
Anyone wishing to donate to this event by providing a dish are also welcomed to do so. Volunteers are needed to help cook the burgers, serve, park and clean up.
“As the nation’s oldest major Veteran’s organization, the Veterans of Foreign War, VFW, has an impeccable and longstanding record of service and stewardship. More than four million patriot Americans, both members and non-members, entrust the VFW with financial contributions and millions of volunteer hours,” the VFW website states.
The Veterans of Foreign War holds a sacred place in the hearts of many service people within the USA and it holds the same heartfelt commitment with the Veterans in Craig County.
“It connects you with comrades that are closer than some family,” explained Billy Lee, Post Commander of Craig Valley Post 4491. “When you go through war together, it connects you in a way that others have a difficult time understanding sometimes.”
At the potluck picnic, the VFW will have tables and chairs set up inside so no one will have to be concerned about the weather.
VFW members and their families are encouraged to attend this afternoon of comrade fellowship, some optional fun-time games for anyone to enjoy, an afternoon of relaxation and a great meal.
Post 4491 is located on the road behind Camp Mitchell at 295 Hunters Drive in New Castle.
To volunteer, contact Ken Looney at (540) 864-6262.
To donate any items or food, contact Robert Falsone at (540) 864-5510.
For information about becoming a Craig Valley VFW Post 4491 member, contact Post
Commander Billy Lee on messenger or at (540) 864-6169.
“Your presence is important to us,” VFW members shared. “We look forward to seeing everyone.”