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Commander and Quartermaster Receive Captain’s Hats!!

VFW and Team RWB Standing Tall at the Sprint Pavilion

at the Charlottesville Memorial Day Ceremony!!

2018 Charlottesville’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Sprint Pavilion

Post 1827 Honor Guard 

 Ceremony Guest Speaker Al Underwood

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                       Back ground on Post 1827

AS OF 1 FEBRUARY 2017, POST 1827 is a NON SMOKING FACILITY.

   Welcome to the Virginia VFW Post 1827 homepage. Our Post is located at 1170 River Road, Charlottesville, VA. The Post was named in honor of John C. Culin,  Virginia native and WW-I Army Soldier, who died in action on 17 October 1918. SGT Culin served honorably with the 29th Division, 116th Infantry Regiment. He was laid to rest in Romagne, France, in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Plot G, Row 15, Grave 31.

The Virginia Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities. We invite you to explore this website and our entire VFW Virginia network of sites to learn more about our organization.

VFW Mission:

  • To foster camaraderie among United States Veterans of overseas conflicts.
  • To serve our veterans, the military, and our communities.
  • To advocate on behalf of all veterans.

Core Values:

  • Always put the interests of our members first.
  • Treat donors as partners in our cause.
  • Promote patriotism.
  • Honor military service.
  • Ensure the care of veterans and their families.
  • Serve our communities.
  • Promote a positive image of the VFW.
  • Respect the diversity of veteran opinions.

VFW Programs:

  • Patriots Pen
  • Voice of Democracy
  • Auxiliary Patriot Art Contest
  • Adopt a Unit
  • Military Assistance Program
  • Scout of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year

 

OUR POST VISION/ACTIVITY

 C’Ville’s VFW Post 1827 strives to improve the lives of the active, retired, or separated Military Veterans in our local area. Our VFW and Aux members have been very involved in the community, highlighted by the following events which occurred from July 2017 through June2018:

 

  • Added 40 new annual members, 5 new Life Members, and 7 re-instated members to our family. The majority of the new members were from the Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan Conflicts. This youth and energy, combined with the seasoned Vets tenacity, helped us achieve our VFW mission and goals.
  • Created or cultivated partnerships with the following organizations: Team Red, White, and Blue; Northrop Grumman/Veritas; American Legion Post 74; Charlottesville VA Clinic; Texas Roadhouse; Homes for our Hero’s, Virginia Rugby Club, C’Ville United Youth Soccer, Charlottesville Diamond backs Semi-Pro Football Organization, and Marcos Pizza.
  • Partnered with Northrop Grumman and traveled to the McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond$3.5K worth of food, supplies, and clothing to 60+ veteran residents. Spent time with them, swapped stories, and even ran Bingo for them.
  • Hosted 1st Annual Post Trunk or Treat Event: Over 90 kids, 150 total people, with 60+ completing Child ID program hosted by Albemarle County Police Officers.
  • Hosted 2nd Annual Post Field Turkey Bowl for HHC NGIC.
  • Held a Veteran’s day celebration, with over 75 members and guest in attendance to celebrate the important military day with Comradery, food, and spirits.
  • Adopted a Veteran family in need, for the Holiday season; provided the family of five with Holiday gifts that they otherwise would not have been able to afford.
  • Hosted Post Christmas Party for Members and their Family. Over 125 enjoyed the holiday meal and 36 “GOOD” boys and girls enjoyed a gift from Santa himself.
  • Rejuvenated the Hall rental program: The hall and pavilion are now available to Members and local veterans/civilians for rental. We hosted 30+ special occasion events in the past year.
  • Partnered with Northrop Grumman and hosted the First Annual Easter Egg Hunt with over 2,000 eggs placed and over 50 local children enjoyed the hunt!
  • Utilized VFW Programs to recognize students, teachers, and emergency responders.
  • Created Emergency Responder Recognition Breakfast; First Saturday of the month, 8-11:00.
  • Created VFW Post 1827 College Education Scholarship for VFW Member’s H.S. Jr/Sr Students.
  • Created the Annual Ethan Paladino Football Scholarship: Created to honor the life and legacy of Ethan Anthony Paladino. Ethan battled valiantly, for 15 months, against a highly aggressive brain cancer known as DIPG, but passed away at the young age of 12.
  • Assisted veteran in need; helped her family relocate from SC to a home in Bedford, VA. Located, secured, and transported items to furnish home.
  • Resurrected Post Color Guard; participated in several funeral events to recognize WW-II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Veterans and their families.
  • Performed American Flag Repatriation/Retirement Ceremony for 85 old/worn US Flags.

  If these types of activities appeal to you, and you are either a Veteran of a Foreign War or a relative of a Veteran of a Foreign War, please call the Post at 434-293-4847 and we will get the you the  information and/or assistance that you need to become a member of the POST 1827 Family. We hope to hear from you soon…but most importantly…

Thank you for your service to this Great Nation!

v/r
Bob “Chief” Wyman, CMSgt, USAF Retired
Commander, VFW Post 1827

If you are a veteran and would like to join the VFW, we invite you to fill out our Join the VFW form.

If you are already a member of the VFW, use the links below to find what you need quickly:

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