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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.

VA Claims Clinic

VA-Claims-Clinic

Who

Veterans, their families and Survivors, and any organization or individual who works with or on behalf of Veterans

What

A Claims Clinic in conjunction with workshops covering the following:

  • The new standardized forms
  • The appeals process
  • How to use eBenefits
  • Town Hall meeting with Jennifer Stone-Barash, the Regional Office Director and VA Butler Healthcare leadership.

Where

VA Butler Healthcare (Primary Care Clinic)
325 New Castle Road
Butler, PA 16001

Directions via Google Maps

When

April 11, 2015 from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM

Why

To take the claims intake process into the community and provide face to face assistance for those submitting claims or to answer questions on existing claims.

Seneca Valley student earns 3rd place in state essay competition

Congratulations to Sydney Ziatek as she won 3rd place in the state of Pennsylvania for the Voice of Democracy essay competition. Sydney first won the post-level competition for Cranberry Township VFW Post 879, as well as the district-level competition. Sydney was presented her 3rd place award at the 2014 Mid-Winter State Conference in Lancaster, PA.

VOD 2014 Conference Photo

From left: Rex Brown, Post VOD chairman; Christie Ziatek, Sydney’s mother; Sydney Ziatek, third place winner in state competition, Tom Crawford, District VOD chairman; and Les Harvey, District 25 Commander

Seneca Valley students win 2014 local essay contest

Seneca Valley students Sydney Ziatek and Nathan Weinell won a local essay contest sponsored by VFW Post 879 of Cranberry Township. Sydney won first place in the Voice of Democracy contest, and Nathan won for the Patriots Pen. They were honored at an award dinner in Mars, PA during the April 2014 VFW District Testimonial.

Pictured are our Post winners ; Sydney Ziatek for the Voice of Democracy and Nathan Weinell for Patriots Pen accompanied by their families and post members.

Pictured are our Post winners ; Sydney Ziatek for the Voice of Democracy and
Nathan Weinell for Patriots Pen accompanied by their families and post members.