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Buddy Poppy Shortage due to COVID-19

VFW Buddy PoppyCOVID-19 has had an impact on our organization in many different ways. One of the impacts is that our disabled veterans who assembled these poppies are not able to congregate and produce the buddy poppies as they have in the past. We have issued a challenge to all Posts and Districts; produce 100,000 Buddy Poppies and earn $2,000. This would provide some posts that are not able to open due to the COVID-19 a great way to earn the extra funds needed to keep the Posts afloat during this […]

By |2020-09-14T13:44:40-04:00September 14th, 2020|District News|

Commander’s Challenge – September 2020

Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch has laid down a challenge to all VFW Posts for the month of September 2020!

Although many of our VFW Posts are unable to operate in the accustomed manner during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the VFW is not about to stop our mission to assist our nation’s veterans, and for that we must focus on membership, namely recruiting and retaining members!

For the month of September 2020, the Post in each membership division that recruits, renews, and reinstates the most Annual members will receive a $500 stipend deposited into the Post account!

In addition, each Department with a winning […]

By |2020-09-10T14:41:34-04:00September 10th, 2020|Membership|

Barger Scholarship Golf Scramble

Dear Comrades and Friends of the Barger Scholarship Golf Scramble:

Hello all.  I hope that you are doing well and keeping safe and healthy during these trying times.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, we could not get the pamphlet to send out as in previous years, so we are providing you with an information sheet.  We are very excited to be getting ready for the Scholarship Golf Scramble this year now that we can be out and about.

I have attached/included the flyer for the Jack E. Barger Sr. Scholarship Golf Scramble to be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 […]

By |2020-07-17T10:03:27-04:00July 17th, 2020|District News|

LCE Lists Top COVID-19 Complaints

The fact is, with counties changing status seemingly every week, and updated guidance being provided by the Governor’s Office and the PLCB, the level of confusion is somewhat high for tavern and licensed restaurant owners.

As such, the PLBTA reached out to the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for a list of top COVID-19 complaints against taverns and licensed restaurants since June 5. As Members know, there is an anonymous process to file complaints against licensed establishments.

On behalf of the PLBTA, the LCE canvassed its command staff and came up with a pretty wide ranging list of […]

By |2020-06-09T17:19:01-04:00June 9th, 2020|District News|

District 21 Updates and Guidance

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all doing well in these crazy times. This post serves as an update to VFW events as well as guidance on holding Post meetings and elections. Guidance is provided per VFW National Headquarters Executive Order #2 and Executive Order #2 Frequently Asked Questions.

The following VFW Events have been canceled and will not be rescheduled:

  • Department of PA State Convention (June 17 – 20)
  • National Convention (July 18 – 23)

Since the National convention has been canceled, National HQ has suspended the requirement to pay convention delegate fees for the year, however, […]

By |2020-05-02T19:01:39-04:00May 2nd, 2020|District News|

Passing of Ron Herman

Ronald G. Herman, 87, of West York passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at UPMC Memorial Hospital.

He was the husband of Phyllis E. (Norris) Herman and the late Luise Hilda Herman.

Due to the current public health crisis, the celebration of Ron’s life will be held at a later date.

In addition to his wife, Ron is also survived by two daughters: Betty Russell and Karen Hess, both of York; A son, Dr. Barry E. Herman of Easton; 13 grandchildren and great grandchildren; step children Paula Bauer, Susan Renzulli, Mollie Slyder, Kim […]

By |2020-05-02T18:54:57-04:00March 18th, 2020|District News|

REBOOT Combat Recovery Training

For Combat Veterans: a FREE 12 week training to address moral wounds from combat. The spiritual injuries are part of  the struggle with PTSD.

Thursdays (6 pm) starting February 6

James A. Danner – VFW Post 537
1095 Pines Road
Etters, PA  17319

FREE training – FREE supper – FREE childcare

Spouses urged to register with service member

Created to aid service members and their families work through their post-traumatic stress. The training focuses on healing the spiritual and moral wounds of war, whether a recent conflict or from 50 years ago. The training is a […]

By |2020-01-06T17:45:23-05:00January 6th, 2020|District News|

Gov. Wolf Honors Inductees into Military and Veterans Affairs Hall of Fame

Annville, PA – Governor Tom Wolf helped to honor two members inducted today into the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ prestigious Hall of Fame, recognizing their exceptional service to the department that supports Pennsylvania’s nearly 800,000 veterans and 18,000 members of the National Guard.

Chief Warrant Officer 5 (ret.) John K. Schreier of Selinsgrove, Snyder County; and John A. Brenner (posthumously) of Mt. Wolf, York County, are the 2019 inductees.

“Today we honor two courageous men who honorably served our commonwealth and our country,” Gov. Wolf said. “Chief Warrant Officer 5 John K. Schreier and John A. Brenner will […]

By |2019-10-31T13:37:24-04:00October 31st, 2019|District News|

Support PA House Bill 1048

VFW Posts are encouraged to contact their State lawmakers asking for their support of PA House Bill 1048, which if passed, will give National veterans organizations and volunteer fire companies an exemption to the State’s Liquor License Surtax ($700).

Read the bill

If you would like a sample letter to send to your State lawmaker, email and put “HB 1048 Letter” in the subject line.

Contact your State lawmaker with a few clicks by visiting https://www.legis.state.pa.us/ and using “Find My Legislature” on the left hand side of the page.

By |2019-08-27T11:25:27-04:00August 27th, 2019|District News, Legislation|