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Post 3274
Group One
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Now Playing: Thanx Laverne
Topic: Post 3274
Friday, February 1st, Dart Tournament
                                     National Freedom Day
Saturday, February 2nd - Ground Hog Day
Sunday, February 3rd - Super Bowl - Canteen open at 3:00 PM - Finger Foods.  Bring you favorite Football Snacks to share.
Friday, February 8th - Boy Scouts founded 1910
Sunday, February 10th - District 7 meeting - Carlsbad VFW - Meeting at 11:00 AM - Lunch will follow.
Tuesday, February 12th - Lincoln's birthday
Thursday, February 14th - House Committee meeting 5:30 PM
                                              Valentine's Day
Monday, February 18th - President's Day
Thursday, February 21st - VFW meeting 6:30 PM
                                              Troop packages filled 4:15 PM
                                              VFW Auxiliary meeting 5:00 PM
Friday, February 22nd - Washington's birthday

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 2:17 PM MST
Friday, 30 November 2018
Troop Packages in the VFW Meeting Room
Now Playing: Thanx Laverne
Topic: Post 3274
Items in VFW meeting room are to be sent to the troops.  They are not free for the taking.

Canteen has rules posted on the north wall at the end of the bar.  Please review these rules and observe them.

Thank you!!!!!

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 8:59 AM MST
Updated: Friday, 30 November 2018 9:01 AM MST
Now Playing: Thanx Laverne
Topic: Post 3274
Wednesday, December 5th, Somalia Campaign Began 1992
Friday, December 7th, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
                                        Dart Tournament
Saturday, December 8th - War Declared on Japan 1941
                                        Army-Navy Football Game  - Canteen open at 11:00 AM
Sunday, December 9th - Crock Pot Challenge - Canteen open at 11:00 AM
                                            Donations for the winning cook's prize 
Monday, December 10th - Human Rights Day
Tuesday, December 11th - Germany and Italy declared war on the United States 1941
Thursday, December 13th - House Committee meeting 5:30
                                                 Troop boxes packed (early for Christmas) 4:30 to 5:00
Saturday, December 15th - Iraq War Ended 2011
Thursday, December 20th - Panama Campaign Began 1989
                                                 VFW meeting 6:30PM
                                                 Auxiliary meeting 5:00 PM
Friday, December 21st - First Day of Winter     BRRRRRRRRR!
                                            VFW Christmas Party - Gift exchange $5.00 limit
Tuesday, December 31st - New Years Eve

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 8:57 AM MST
Updated: Friday, 30 November 2018 9:02 AM MST
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Random 'Ritins
Now Playing: by Charlie......

RANDOM ‘RITINS NO 103 (Military cap)


                             THE MILITARY CAP

            I am a 95-year-old veteran who quite often wears a black and white baseball type cap labeled World War II.

            The label does proclaim I am a veteran of that war. It provokes two stories for me to talk about,  both questions posed recently, one to me as I dined at a restaurant., the other to a mother sitting within hearing distance at a different restaurant.

            The first question was a hurtful one posed by an unknown Vietnam War veteran sitting at a restaurant table near me.

            “Where did you fight in that war? Were you hurt?  Both questions were in a smiling, friendly opening conversation that quickly went sour when the Vietnam solder heard my reply.

            “I was not in combat, I was in supply, I said”.  The smile disappeared and was replaced by a sneer as the grunt replied “You ain’t no vet then.  And you can’t wear a cap that says you are !”

            “I was where the Viets were shooting at me and my guys and we  shot back and took out a few, maybe a lot. That’s combat,” he said.

            This sounded as if I was being accused of not serving our country and was just bragging about being a soldier. I was not going to walk away from that.

            This happened as my wife was away at a funeral. She was not present to place a restraining hand on me when she saw me seething and perhaps ready to get and lay a punch on the combat vet who spouted his achievements at places called An Ke and Plailku or something like that.

            In mentioning my wife, I must mention we are second spouses, wed after each other spouse passed away. Her earlier husband was a Purple Heart veteran of  D-Day combat, a friend who didn’t regard me as anybody but a veteran.

            Returning to the story, I probably was seething but I quietly told this guy that in World War II, I was one of the later-on suppy guys who made sure he and his guys  in  Vietnam had working gun and the ammunition he and his guys needed to use the gun.

            Now I will brag.   I think I might have made a good point and began to change that one man’s thinking.  I firmly believe that he isprobably is one of the many Vietnam veterans who are proud of their service but feels many Americans are their enemies.

Vietnam veterans are “Comrades In Arms” and I am proud to say to them “Thanks For Your Service.”

As a last comment on this subject, I often wonder I do not see “Vietnam Veteran” hatsand thefore cannot salute the with a handsake and “Thank Yu For Your Service”.



And now to a conversation that poses to me the question “Have schools, national and local, abandoned the teaching of history?”

In a different restaurant about the same time as in my previous story, a young girl about eight or nine, sitting wither mother at an adjacent table noticed my World WAR II cap and said to her mom “What Does World War II mean?:

That startled me and perhaps her mother. However, the mother promptly began in a low voice to explain a few things about that war and continued the conversation as they left the restaurant. Mother knew but her daughter didn’t.

That is the basis for my question about teaching. Are students now paying no attention to history if it is being imparted or are things like wars dropped from history.?”





With all that off my mind now, there’s one more thing I’d like to explain. Do I always wear that WWII hat to gain “Thank You For Your Service” comments or handshakes?

NO !  At my age now, I like conversation when I am out and about. Making friends with people I might have liked to have known in my early years is stimulating and it is my way of  continuing to stay alert, healthy and keep an aging memory still working.                                           OK, now I’m done.    – 30 -

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 2:05 AM MST
Saturday, 3 November 2018



Canteen is open


on Sundays


during NFL


Football Season


from 11 AM.....


Oh! Did I mention, Sandwiches and Snacks AVAILABLE!!!!!


and Ask about our New Raffle!! Could you use an extra

$500? Need I ask.

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 7:56 AM MDT
Updated: Saturday, 3 November 2018 8:16 AM MDT
Friday, 2 November 2018
Now Playing: Thanks Laverne

Friday, November 2nd - Dart Tournament

Sunday, November 4th - Daylight Savings Time ends.  Set clocks BACK one hour.

Tuesday, November 6th - Election Day - Everyone please VOTE

Thursday, November 8th - House Committee meeting 5:30 PM

Saturday, November 10th - US Marine Corps established 1775

                                                 Commander Eddie Rodriquez Birthday

                                                 Veterans Day Parade 10:00 AM - Lunch follows at VFW Post 3274

Sunday, November 11th - Veterans Day

                                               Signing of WWI Armistice 1918

Monday, November 12th - Veterans Day observed.

Thursday, November 15th - VFW meeting 6:30 PM

                                                  Troop packages filled 4:15 PM

                                                  Auxiliary meeting 5:00 PM

Wednesday, November 21st - Grenada Campaign ended 1983

Thursday, November 22nd - Thanksgiving Day

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 3:26 PM MDT
Friday, 5 October 2018
Now Playing: Thank you Laverne
Topic: Post 3274

Friday, October 5th - Dart Tournament

Sunday, October 7th - Afghanistan War began 2001                           Canteen open on Sundays  11:00 AM  for football games.

Monday, October 8th - Columbus Day Observed

Thursday, October 11th - House Committee meeting  5:30 PM

Saturday, October 13th - US Navy established 1775

Thursday, October 18th - VFW meeting 6:30 PM

                                             Troop packages filled 4:15 PM

                                             VFW Auxiliary meeting 5:00 PM

Tuesday, October 23rd - Grenada Campaign began 1983

Wednesday, October 24th - United Nations Day

Saturday, October 27th - Navy Day

Wednesday, October 31st - Halloween                   BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 5:16 AM MDT
Friday, 31 August 2018
September,2018 Calendar of Events
Now Playing: Thanks Laverne

Sunday - September 2nd - V-J Day:  Japan signed Formal Surrender - 1945

Monday - September 3rd - Labor Day

Friday - September 7th - Dart Tournament

Sunday - September 9th - Grandparents Day

                                               Quarter Master - Cathy Brock's birthday

Tuesday - September 11th - Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

Thursday - September 13th - House Committee meeting 5:30 PM

Friday, September 14th - VFW Auxiliary organized 1914

                                              Star-Spangled Banner written by Francis Scott Key - 1814

Monday, September 17th - US Constitution Approved 1787

                                                 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Tuesday - September 18th - US Air Force Established - 1947

Thursday - September 20th - VFW meeting 6:30 PM

                                                    Auxiliary meeting 5:00 PM

                                                    Troop Care packages done 4:15 PM

Friday - September 21st - POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sunday - September 23rd - Autumn Begins

Saturday - September 29th - VFW established - 1899

Sunday - September 30th - Gold Star Mothers and Family's Day

Lots of stuff happened or is happening in September.  See you at the Post!!!!!!

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 11:40 AM MDT
Thursday, 2 August 2018
Now Playing: Thank you Laverne
Topic: Post 3274

Wednesday, August 1st - Air Force Day

Friday, August 3rd - Dart Tournament

Saturday, August 4th - US Coast Guard established 1790

Tuesday, August 7th - Purple Heart Medal established 1782

                                       Viet Nam War began 1964 

Thursday, August 9th - House Committee meeting 5:30 PM

Sunday, August 12th - District 7 meeting - Post 3274,  Hobbs    11:00 AM

                                        Lunch to follow the meeting.  Side dishes and desserts will be welcomed.  Auxiliary is serving the lunch.

Tuesday, August 14th - Japan surrendered ending WWII  - 1945

Thursday, August 16th - VFW meeting 6:30 PM

                                            Auxiliary meeting 5:00 PM

                                           Troop Care Packages  4:15 PM

                                           National Airborne Day

Sunday, August 19th - National Aviation Day

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 10:53 AM MDT
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Laverne's Son's Project
Subject:What I been working on

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 1:04 PM MDT
Updated: Saturday, 30 June 2018 1:06 PM MDT

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