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Tuesday, 17 March 2015
The Meaning of the Flag-Draped Coffin
Now Playing: Thanx Bev
Topic: General Information
The Meaning of the "Flag-Draped Coffin"


All Americans should be given this lesson. Those who think that Americans are an arrogant nation should really reconsider that thought. Our founding fathers used GOD's words and teachings to establish our Great Nation and I think it's high time Americans get re-educated about this Nation's history.

Pass it along and be proud of the country we live in, and even more proud of those who serve to protect our 'GOD-GIVEN' rights and freedoms.

I hope you take the time to read this ... To understand what the flag draped coffin really means ... Here is how to understand the flag that laid upon it and is surrendered to so many widows and widowers:

Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776?

Have you ever noticed that the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the  flag of the United States of America Flag 13 times? You probably thought it was to symbolize the original 13 colonies, but we learn something new every day!

The 1st fold of the flag is a symbol of life.

The 2nd fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal life.

The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing the ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of the country to attain peace throughout the world.

The 4th fold represents the weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.

The 5th fold is a tribute to the country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, 'Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.'

The 6th fold is for where people's hearts lie. It is with their heart that they pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

The 7th fold is a tribute to its Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that they protect their country and their flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of their republic.

The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.

The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of their country since they were first born.

The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding them of their Nations motto, 'In God We Trust.'

After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for them the rights, privileges and freedoms they enjoy today.

There are some traditions and ways of doing things that have deep meaning. In the future, you'll see flags folded and now you will know why. Share this with the children you love and all others who love what is referred to as the symbol of 'Liberty and Freedom.'

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 8:25 AM MDT
Updated: Tuesday, 17 March 2015 8:26 AM MDT
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Saturday, 12 July 2014
The 1st Air Force One
Now Playing: Thanx Bev
Topic: General Information

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 2:02 PM MDT
Updated: Saturday, 12 July 2014 2:03 PM MDT
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Saturday, 16 June 2012
If You Can't Drill, Just "Frack it" - Controversial
Topic: General Information

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 7:55 AM MDT
Updated: Saturday, 16 June 2012 8:00 AM MDT
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Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Serious Senior Discounts
Now Playing: fwd email: Thanks Bev
Topic: General Information

PAY ATTENTION FRIENDS OVER 55 AND 65
THESE APPLY TO YOU I TRULY hope these discounts below are legit
LET ME KNOW IF THEY ARE NOT I PLAN to try these out, perhaps you will too

Keep this list - - - and Send a copy to your senior friends and relatives.


This incident prompted me to do some research, and I came across a list of restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, travel deals and other types of offers giving various discounts with different age requirements. I was actually surprised to see how many there are and how some of them start at the young age of 50.

This list may not only be useful for you, but for your friends and family, too.

Dunkin Donuts gives free coffee to people over 55. If you're paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for free.

YOU must ASK for your discount!
RETAIL & APPAREL:
Banana Republic: 10% off (50+)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month (50+)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (55+)
Big Lots: 10% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days (55+)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 10% off (55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 20% off (50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)
Modell's Sporting Goods: 10% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)

GROCERY:
Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month (55+)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday (50+)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 6% off every Monday (60+)
Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday (55+)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday ( 60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday (50+)
Publix: 5% off every Wednesday (55+)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 5% off (62+)

TRAVEL:
Airlines:
Alaska Airlines: 10% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

Rail:
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Bus:
Greyhound: 5% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+
Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members Best Western: 10% off (55+)
Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+)
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members
Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+)
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
Over Night Accommodations:
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 15% off (62+)
Motel 6: 10% off (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55+)
Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
 
RESTAURANTS:
Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off (55+)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+)
Chili's: 10% off (55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee (55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+ )
Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter (55+)
Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off (55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal (55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+) Cousin Cathy, How's that?
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations (55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday (55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off (55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off (50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off (55+)
White Castle : 10% off (62+) This is for me ... if I ever see one again.

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT:
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off (55+)
Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theate rs: up to 35% off
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 30% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket (55+)
SeaWorld Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets (50+)

CELLPHONEDISCOUNTS:
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $29.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service (50+)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).

MISCELLANEOUS:
Great Clips: $3 off hair cuts (60+)
Super Cuts: $2 off haircuts (60+)

NOW, go out there and claim your discounts - - - and remember --- YOU must ASK for your discount --- no ask, no discount.

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 8:40 AM MDT
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Thursday, 12 January 2012
Hobbs VFW Member's Website Hacked
Topic: General Information

Right around Christmas one of our VFW member's website, Initial Impression.biz, was hacked and for a brief time was showing an extremist militant group logo from somewhere in Germany.  They evidently also were able to send out fraudulent mass emailings using the site.  Shortly thereafter, the site/server was deemed unreachable by this Webmaster, and I have been unable to gain access to the site or retrieve the original files from the site server.  Support tickets to the site Host have proven fruitless, and apparently the access password has been changed.

So, I have rebuilt the site using a more secure host, and for those of you who may be interested in doing business with Carolyn Huerta's Initial Impression business, her new site is: http://www.initialimpression.info

 


Posted by vfwpost3274 at 8:03 AM MST
Updated: Thursday, 12 January 2012 8:16 AM MST
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Friday, 16 December 2011
Christmas Virus Alert.....Please update your Virus Software!
Now Playing: fwded email.....thanx Dean!
Topic: General Information
                FYI TO ALL.

                Dave's brother is a very advanced programmer who does computer work for a living and has a high up status with Microsoft. He doesn't send these if they aren't real. If he says this is for real, it for sure is. Be aware.

                VIRUS COMING !

                Hi All,

                I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus!

                I checked Snopes, and it is for real. Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP.
                PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!


                You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK, regardless who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer.

                This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list. This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this
                message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

                If you receive a mail called' POSTCARD,' even though sent to you by a friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately. This is the worst virus announced by CNN.

                It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the
                Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is
                kept.

                COPY THIS E-MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS.

                REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 1:18 PM MST
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Tuesday, 6 December 2011
When the Music Stopped!
Now Playing: fwd: from Mary Lou Fletcher
Topic: General Information

When the Music Stopped...
When the Music Stopped...
(For those who are unaware: At all military base theaters, the National Anthem is played before the movie begins.)

This is written from a Chaplain in Iraq :

I recently attended a showing of 'Superman 3' here at LSA Anaconda. We have a large auditorium that we use for movies as well as memorial services and other large gatherings.
As is the custom at all military bases, we stood to attention when The National Anthem began before the main feature.
All was going well until three-quarters of the way through The National Anthem, the music stopped.

Now, what would happen if this occurred with 1,000 18-to-22-year-olds back in the States? I imagine that there would be hoots, catcalls, laughter, a few rude comments, and everyone would sit down and yell for the movie to begin. Of course, that is, only if they had stood for The National Anthem in the first place.

Here in Iraq 1,000 soldiers continued to stand at attention, eyes fixed forward. The music started again, and the soldiers continued to quietly stand at attention. Again, though, at the same point, the music stopped. What would you expect 1,000 soldiers standing at attention to do?? Frankly, I expected some laughter, and everyone would eventually sit down and wait for the movie to start.

No!!. . . You could have heard a pin drop while every soldier continued to stand at attention.

Suddenly, there was a lone voice from the front of the auditorium,
then a dozen voices, and soon the room was filled with the voices
of a thousand soldiers, finishing where the recording left off:
"And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave,
o'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave."

It was the most inspiring moment I have had in Iraq , and I wanted you to know what kind of U.S. Soldiers are serving you! Remember them as they fight for us!
Pass this along as a reminder to others to be ever in prayer for all our soldiers serving us here at home and abroad. Many have already paid the ultimate price.

Written by Chaplain Jim Higgins, LSA Anaconda is at the Ballad Airport in Iraq , north of Baghdad .

Please share only if you are so inclined. God Bless America and all of our troops serving throughout he world.

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 2:06 PM MST
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Monday, 5 December 2011
Winter Clothing Needed
Now Playing: fwd: Dave Fouse, NM VFW
Topic: General Information
Comrade,
  Would like help getting word out to all our VFW posts here in NM.
 
    I work here at the VA hospital in Albuquerque and am a member of Corrales Post 5432.  The VA Hospital Donated clothing store for our Veterans is in need of winter clothing.  We are not doing too bad for coats, but are in need of long pants waist sizes 29” thru 36”.  Length does not matter.  Also long sleeve button down shirts.   Good shoes and boots of all sizes too.  If  you are coming to the VA facility for an appointment, or just visiting the Area consider dropping off those items you would like to donate.
 
Thanks,
 
Tom
 
VA Voluntary Service
Bldg 1,  1st Floor
1501 San Pedro SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
 
1-800-465-8262  Toll Free  VOLUNTEER DESK,            ext. 2634/2635     VOLUNTARY
                     VOLUNTEER SERVICE OFFICE  ext. 2269
 
265-1711 Local  same extensions.  M-F 0800-1600

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 3:07 PM MST
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Saturday, 3 December 2011
VFW Sign
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Great News For The VFW
Topic: General Information

I contacted the Sam's Club in Odessa.  They are going to give the VFW a credit of $100 towards the sign.  It would be great to have the sign by Wednesday to advertise the Dart Tournament on Friday.

Then who knows, a VFW Dance the next week.

Dennis


Posted by dennisavell at 4:50 PM MST
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Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Revised State VFW Website Announced
Now Playing: fwd: from Dave Fouse
Topic: General Information
Check out the redesign of our web page.
Kudos to Leon Morris for taking over this project.  He has spent many hours to make these improvements.
 
www.nmvfw.org
 
David Fouse
Adjutant/Quartermaster
VFW, Department of New Mexico
PO Box 67
Glencoe, NM 88324
Office (575) 653-4378
Fax (575) 653-4207
Cell: (575) 973-4965
Email: vfwnm@hughes.net
 

Posted by vfwpost3274 at 8:59 AM MDT
Updated: Wednesday, 12 October 2011 9:01 AM MDT
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