District Meeting – Sep 14

A reminder to all posts that there is a District Meeting at the Henderson Post 2427 on Sunday, September 14.  

The start time is at 1 pm. to accommodate Department representation.  The joint meeting will start at 1 pm

All posts are encouraged to attend the meeting to conduct our district business.  We have some things that need to be decided by the members and not just passed along.

 

A Play in the Making

Chapel Hill Post 9100 reports that they are working with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Arts.  A student is doing research work as part of writing a new play that will be performed in 2015.

Veterans are interviewed and asked two simple questions about their service.  Their answers will help bring authenticity to the play.

All District 6 VFW Post members are invited and encouraged to contact the project team to learn more.  They may find that this is something of interest to them.

Remember…  We put a face on the image and perception of a veteran.   Step out of the box and participate.  Learn more

Korean War Veterans Recognition

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Korean Ambassador for Peace MedalThe Republic of Korea is awarding the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal for veterans of the Korean War (1950-1953).

If you served, you may be eligible for the Korean Ambassador Peace Medal. The medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to US service men and women who served in the Korean conflict.

To be eligible, the veterans must have served during the Korean War from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953.

If a veteran was a Navy service member and had served aboard a naval vessel, then he or she is eligible, if the naval vessel was assigned into Korean
waters during the 1950 to 1953 time frame. You can find this information in the Veteran’s Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD 214.

Please note that both men and women are eligible for this medal.

Criteria:
To establish eligibility, you need a signed cover letter and a copy of the Veteran’s Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD 214. The DD 214 need not be certified or notarized. It is recommended you cut out or delete your social security number if it is on your DD Form 214.

The cover letter needs to be addressed to:

Ms. Patricia West
Korean Consulate
229 Peach Tree Street NE
International Tower
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 20303

North Carolina Launches World War I Centennial Program

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World War I poster3RALEIGH — Governor Pat McCrory will launch the state’s four-year long Centennial Commemoration of World War I at a wreath-laying ceremony at the North Carolina Veterans Monument on the grounds of the State Capitol Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. and re-enactors will be on the State Capitol grounds throughout the day.   Read NC Press Release

Yanceyville VFW Post 7316 commander Fred Smith announced today that his post is  working on sending Caswell County representation to this special event. He encourages other district posts to join in with Post 7316 at the Aug 2nd event in Raleigh.

Visit North Carolina’s Centennial Commemoration program website for additional details.   Learn more

Memorial Day Events

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Mebane Veterans Garden

Mebane Veterans Garden

There are lots and lots of Memorial Day events in our District.  We thank you all for following up on and continuing the VFW’s  legacy of remembering deceased veterans on Memorial Day.

Chapel Hill and Durham Memorial Day weekend events have been announced by The Herald-Sun.  See the story

All posts are encouraged to share their activities on their provided VFW Post website.  Need help, contact the blogmaster.

CinC Bill Thien Visits Durham Post – May 21st

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The VFW Commander in Chief, William A. (“Bill”) Thien, is visiting North Carolina this month on May 21-24, 2014. His first visit post visit will be to District 6 at Durham Post 2740 on May 21th.

CINC Thien 2014 CongressThe CINC will have lunch with Durham area members and veterans at 1300.  He will then head to Garner, Sanford, and Cary posts for additional visits. He will continue visiting posts for three additional days from the coast to Charlotte.

All district posts are encouraged to join Post 2740 for this special event.  Please let the Durham post commander know how many people your post wills send.  This is essential for a meal count.  Send post meal count

For more information on the Commander-in-Chief, download his biography.

Share this information with post members and local veterans. Check the tentative schedule for additional trip details, posts visited, and times.  Download: CINC Visit May 2014

District 6 Heads to Rougemont Parade – Apr 19

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It’s Easter this weekend and we are heading to the annual Rougemont Parade.  The Rougemont Ruritan sponsors this event and this year it is on Saturday, 19 April 2014.  District 6 posts have served as the veterans contingent and carried the parade colors for many years.  Our posts are on their way to Rougemont and we ask that all posts participate.

Take a friend.  Take your children and grandchildren.  See small town America at its best.

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VFW Posts members line up at 10 am and the parade starts at 11 am.  The parade is one mile long and veterans are in front.  You’ll get to see everything in the parade as you will be first to the end.  Rougemont has a small festival with food, rides, smiles, kids, and families everywhere.

Arrive early and have fun with other veterans from Durham, Caswell, Person, and Orange Counties.  Take your camera and capture the activities.  This is the best event of Spring and starts off a steady succession of local parades where veterans are welcomed, honored, and saluted for their service to our Country.  It’s a must do event.

You’ll see manure wagons, lots of tractors, horses, old tyme cars and cars of the 1960’s and 70’s.  Kids travel in all kinds of equipment, floats, wagons, bikes, carts, and more.  Beauty Queens, local dignitaries, Ronald McDonald and the McMobile, and local County Sheriffs on motorcycles will lead the parade with lights flashing and horns blasting.

Past District Commander B J Boak will have extra golf carts to carry veterans who can not walk the parade route.  We need a few able bodied veterans to carry the post colors and national ensign.

A porta-pottie is on station at the assembly area.

Have questions?  Need more details, e-mail B J Boak or call him on his cell phone at 919 698 5567 or at home at 919 732 1580.  As B J says, “I hope ya’all can make it.  (That’s Southern talk!)”  To that, we can only add:  “You can’t have fun unless you get out and about and play!

Map to assembly area:

Going to Greensboro

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A reminder to all members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in District 6.  The Winter Council of Administration is this weekend at the Embassy Suites in Greensboro.  The meeting begins on Friday, February 7.  We will be honoring the Department winners for Patriot’s Pen and the Department winner of Voice of Democracy, as well as all of the District Voice of Democracy  winners at an awards banquet Saturday night.  If you plan to attend, it is a good idea to purchase your banquet tickets in advance by calling the Department in Raleigh (919-828-5058).

We look forward to having  a strong representation from District 6 at the meeting.

District Meeting – Jan 25

Our District Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 25 at 11 am at the Durham Post 2740.  We will be recognizing our VOD, PP And TOY winners so please plan to be there, especially if your Post has one of the winners.

Our Department representatives will be Sr Vice Commander Jack Goin and Fran Renfield, the Ladies Auxiliary Department Chaplain.

The Durham Post address is located at 2740 Dearborn Drive, Durham, NC 27704.  Phone is 919-220-7630.  Mapquest can take you there from wherever you are if you don’t know where it is.