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.
The April 2015 meeting will be Thursday April 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.
Veterans, their families and Survivors, and any organization or individual who works with or on behalf of Veterans
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.
VA Butler Healthcare (Primary Care Clinic)
325 New Castle Road
Butler, PA 16001
Directions via Google Maps
April 11, 2015 from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM
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.
Christmas comes but once a year. Let’s get together for some holiday cheer!
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.
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 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.
A friendly reminder to all participants in the Memorial Day ceremony.
Please meet at Veterans Memorial in North Boundary Park at on Friday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm
Directions via Google Maps
The rehearsal should take less than an hour, and it will greatly help ensure we execute a worthy tribute to our fallen veterans.
Join us on 21 May and help us prepare for Memorial Day 2014. It is a time of fellowship and an opportunity to honor our country’s veterans by placing American flags at their grave markers.
The post poppy drive will start next week Saturday May 3rd . For those who have not signed up, we need help! The following slots have vacancies. Remember that stopping by for even 15 minutes would provide relief to the personnel on post.
If you know any veterans that live north of Pittsburgh, please pass along this important information.