Author Archives: VFW Post 879

Meeting for August 2018

The August 2018 meeting will be Thursday, August 16th at the Elks, 1930 (7:30 PM). If you have anything to bring up let us know ahead of time, so things move faster. Click here for more information about the meeting location.

Thank you

All went well on Saturday, 4 Aug 2018. The Color Guard was outstanding, and we got a lot out of the officer training.

Upcoming Events

We have a busy few months ahead of us

Patriot’s Pen

  • We need to set up for this now. We will have to get them (info) out to schools by the first week in September and pick them up by Oct 31.
  • We will turn them in at the district meeting Nov 18th.
  • VOD is about the same timeline
  • We are looking for a program chairperson for this. If interested email or call Hugh.

EMT, FF, Police, & Teacher

All four nominations need to be in by Nov

November Poppy Drive

Do not forget about the Veterans Day Poppy Drive. Plan ahead. We start taking volunteers at the Sep Meeting.

  • Saturday, Nov 3rd
  • Sunday, Nov 4th
  • Friday, Nov 9th
  • Saturday, Nov 10th
  • Sunday, Nov 11th

Color Guard

A Color Guard is needed for Nov 9th at Sherwood Oaks.

Christmas Dinner

Mark your calendar! Our annual Christmas dinner is set for 13 Dec 2018.

Hugh G. MacPherson
VFW POST 879
Commander

Cranberry Community Days 2018


Thank you to our color guard for a stellar performance at the opening ceremony for the 2018 Cranberry Township Community Days

Pictured left to right are:

  • Hugh MacPherson
  • Rex Brown
  • Bill Dinning
  • Paul Jackson
  • Mike McGahey
  • Lee Buchele

Thank you again to all who participated and everyone who was present for helping us honor our country and fellow veterans.

Meeting for July 2018

The July 2018 meeting will be Thursday, July 19th at the Elks, 1930 (7:30 PM). If you have anything to bring up let us know ahead of time, so things move faster. Click here for more information about the meeting location.

Color Guard Announcements

  • Thank you to all that participated in the Cranberry Township Community Days color guard on 12 July
  • We still need volunteers for a color guard for the Cranberry Cup on 4 Aug

State Training

  • On 4 Aug (same day as Cranberry Cup)

November Poppy Drive

Do not forget about the Veterans Day Poppy Drive. Plan ahead. We start taking volunteers at the Sep Meeting.

  • Saturday, Nov 3rd
  • Sunday, Nov 4th
  • Friday, Nov 9th
  • Saturday, Nov 10th
  • Sunday, Nov 11th

Hugh G. MacPherson
VFW POST 879
Commander

Memorial Day Ceremony 2018

Please join VFW Post 879 on 27 May 2018 for our annual Memorial Day ceremony. It starts at 1:00 PM and will be held at the North Boundary Park in Cranberry Township. Events include:

  • Presenting the colors
  • The laying of wreaths
  • A 21 gun salute
  • The playing of Taps
  • A short speech
  • Sandwiches and drinks will be provided afterward.

Directions:
North Boundary Park
1171 N Boundary Rd
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Note: The ceremony will take place at the veterans memorial. Drive past the soccer fields & swimming pool entrance.

We look forward to seeing you as we honor our fallen brothers and sisters.

Meeting for February 2018

Meeting LogoThe February 2018 meeting will be Thursday February 15th at the Elks, 1930 (7:30 PM). If you have anything to bring up let us know ahead of time, so things move faster. Click here for more information about the meeting location.

Newsletter

  • The primary discussion will be about getting our newsletter together
  • Please come to the meeting with ideas and suggestions
  • Consider what information would be helpful to a veteran

Hugh G. MacPherson
VFW POST 879
Commander

Memorial Day Ceremony 2016

remember_flagPlease join VFW Post 879 on 29 May 2016 for our annual Memorial Day ceremony. It starts at 1:00 PM and will be held at the North Boundary Park in Cranberry Township. Events include:

  • Presenting the colors
  • The laying of wreaths
  • A 21 gun salute
  • The playing of Taps
  • A short speech

Sandwiches and drinks will be provided afterward.

Directions:
North Boundary Park
1171 N Boundary Rd
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Note: The ceremony will take place at the veterans memorial. Drive past the soccer fields & swimming pool entrance.

We look forward to seeing you as we honor our fallen brothers and sisters.