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VFW Post 9143 Cumming, Georgia
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No One Does More For Veterans!
No One Does More For Veterans!

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We would like to hear from the members, auxiliary members, & general public, who partake in the Posts Turkey Shoots on Saturdays from October to Late December.

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If you are an honorably discharged veteran (or still serving), who served in a military campaign or received Imminent danger/hostile fire/combat pay, and you live in or in the area around Forsyth County, GA, we would love to have you come and join us.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.

We trace our roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.

In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations that would eventually band together and become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. Today, membership stands at nearly 1.7 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary.

Our voice was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, development of the national cemetery system, in the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, we won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active duty service members, and members of the guard and reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. We were the driving force behind the Veterans Access and Accountability Act of 2014, and continually fight for improved VA medical centers services for women veterans.

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, in 2005 the VFW became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010. And in 2015, we became the first supporter of the National Desert Storm War Memorial which is planned for construction at our nation's capital.

We have many programs and services that work to support veterans, service members and their families, as well as communities worldwide.
This is why we can claim "No One Does More For Veterans"

If you are interested in making a difference in your life, and in the lives of others, fill out the form that is linked below, and a member of the Membership Committee will get in touch with you.
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Message from the Commander:

Body: I received a message from Mary Ann Wojtysiak at 10:00 AM today (August 14, 2017) regarding Lou. She said, "I need to let you know that Lou aspirated and hospice is stopping feedings and giving him comfort meds."

Please keep him, her and their family in your prayers.

David Hopkins
Commander
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9143,
Cumming, GA
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Here is a gentle reminder that we will have our monthly post meeting on Wednesday April 17, 2013 with Dinner starting at 7 PM followed by a Members only business meeting. This month is officer election time, so come out and support the officer of your choice
Hope to See you then !
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VFW Post 9143 will hold its annual Memorial Day Breakfast starting at 8 AM on Monday May 27,2013. Breakfast will consist of all you can eat Pancakes, with Scrambled Eggs and your choice of Sausage or Bacon. A donation of $5.00 would be greatly appreciated.
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We hope to see all members at the Post Canteen tonight for some good fellowship and Camaraderie !
Happy Friday to All !
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We had a good time and a fairly good turnout by those that were part of our Easter Egg Hunt today. We hide 60 Dozen eggs along with some special ones for the children to find and we sure were blessed, as the rain didn't start until after the egg hunt was over !
Thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary and Other Members that helped to make this a success today.
Check us out at:
http://www.vfwpost9143.com/
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VFW Post 9143 will hold is annual Easter Egg Hunt starting at 1:30PM today.
Come see us at the VFW Post at 1045 Dahlonega Hwy (Hwy 9), Cumming, GA 30040
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