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Help Still Needed for May 2019 Poppy Drive

VFW Post 879 members, the Poppy Drive is only a week away and I know everyone is looking forward to It. But we still need help! There are a few gaps in our staffing, so please review the list below and let us know where you can help.

Current Schedule Gaps

If you have not signed up we can still use you and any time. Even if you can’t do the full 2 hours.

  • Saturday, May 5th
    • 1200-1400: 2 volunteers needed
    • 1400-1600: 2 volunteers needed
  • Friday, May 10th *
    • 1000 to 1200: 3 volunteers needed
  • Saturday, May 11th
    • 1000 to 1200: 3 volunteers needed
  • Sunday, May 12
    • 1000 to 1200: 3 volunteers needed
  • Friday, May 17
    • 1000 to 1200: 1 volunteer needed
  • Saturday, May 18th
    • 1000 to 1200: 2 volunteers needed
  • Sunday, May 19th *
    • 1200 to 1400: 4 volunteers needed
    • 1400 to 1600: 4 volunteers needed

* Other events are going on at these times, so some members will be out of pocket

Help Whenever You Can

Keep in mind any time you can come the Post needs you. If you can come at any time let the commander know. Some of the gaps may be filled by moving volunteers around, but we will still be understaffed or spread thin during the above times.

Morning Shift Meeting Time

For those on the 0800-1000 shift, especially our first day Saturday, May 4th, we will meet at the Kentucky Fried Chicken inside Walmart at about 0730.

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.

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.

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.

National Convention coming to Pittsburgh!

This is a reminder that the VFW National Convention is coming to Pittsburgh. From 17-22 July, the great city of Pittsburgh will host the leadership of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. It will be held at the Convention Center downtown.

If any Post 879 members are interested in serving, please contact our quartermaster, Rex Brown.

Color Guard Report & National Convention Update

Thank you to the color guard for their great performance on 9 July 2015. The post helped Cranberry Township kick off their Community Days carnival. We even had a break in the rain to enjoy this time.

Also, this is a reminder that the VFW National Convention is coming to Pittsburgh. Our post is sending a group downtown on Friday, 17 July, to help put paperwork together. Please contact an officer for details on times and transportation arrangements.