Just a reminder.......we have canceled our regular meeting. But we are having our post elections. From 3-8 today!
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Just a reminder.......we have canceled our regular meeting. But we are having our post elections. From 3-8 today!
Hello comrades! I hope all is well with everyone and their families! Post 5154 will reopen tomorrow under the rules/guidelines from the state and county. We will have tables set up with appropriate distancing. Billy will have homemade beans and cornbread for our loyalist day observance. The bar will not be used due to governor’s directive but all beverages will be available. Look forward to seeing everyone!
Loyalty Day 2020 May 1st 2020
Greetings....Fellow Post members
I want to thank everyone for taking the time to virtually gather tomorrow if you choose to but we at the post will be open and observing Loyalty day (social distancing and all guidelines will be followed). The COVID-19 pandemic has had many negative impacts on our world and our daily lives, but one silver lining, is that it has also reminded us of how resilient, tenacious and steadfast the American people are.
No matter the challenges we face, and the destruction and heartache trials like this bring, we will always find a way to rise above, and stand together united.
It is times like this, and days like today, that serve to remind us what Loyalty Day truly is about. It reminds us that Loyalty Day is a celebration of America, and everything our nation stands for. It provides the chance to pause for a moment, and look back at where we’ve been, and most importantly to look ahead at where our nation will go.
Originally observed as “Americanization Day” in 1921 and enacted into public law by Congress in 1958, Loyalty Day celebrates the legacy of freedom and the shared ideals that bind our great nation together. While initially
established to counterbalance the May 1 celebrations of the Communist Party in the United States, the day has endured as a permanent fixture on America’s calendar.
Even as the Communist threat has greatly diminished over the years, Loyalty Day remains a day worth recognizing … bringing back into focus the great principles of freedom and democratic values that define our nation.
Some of the holidays we celebrate honor great Americans, while others recognize great moments in our history. But this one – Loyalty Day – celebrates everything, from the moment we delivered our Declaration of Independence to the British, to the moment we decided to come together from locations all across our great city and nation.
Today, we must remind others and ourselves that there is no substitute for loyalty, and we must pledge ourselves to maintain and defend a free society in which loyalty is respected and encouraged.
In his 2008 Loyalty Day proclamation, President George W. Bush said, “Americans believe that every man, woman, and child has unalienable rights, dignity, and matchless value. Advancing these ideals was the honorable vision of our Founders and the mission that helped shape this great country. On Loyalty Day, we celebrate the legacy of freedom and the shared ideals that bind us together.
“Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen demonstrate their love of country by stepping forward when America needs them most. By putting our country's security before their own, the men and women of the Armed Forces have strengthened our Nation and brought hope to millions around the world. All Americans are grateful to the members of the military and their families for their service, sacrifice, and dedication, and we are proud of their accomplishments.”
We must not forget that sacrifices will continue to be demanded of our military as they fight and protect us against the new evils of today.
It is our duty to ensure comfort and support is given to those who sacrifice so much to keep us safe. It is our obligation to fully demonstrate our commitment to them and to prove that America stands behind them. It is the least we can do.
America’s history has been built by generations of citizens who have endured many struggles to sustain our freedom and to uphold the guiding values of which our Founding Fathers fought so fiercely. And in our great nation, a place where human dignity is treasured above all, American ideals continue to allow for growth, distinction and an opportunity for success.
Woodrow Wilson once said, “America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal – to discover and maintain liberty.” And it is those same ideals and values – freedom, democracy and equal justice – that make us unique in the world today.
As we look toward the future with determination and hope, we can take pride in knowing that these legacies of freedom, so gallantly defended by so many, will be there for generations to come.
Happy Loyalty Day!
From VFW Post 5154
We have again cancelled our May regular meeting due to the on going Covid 19 virus and due to requirements to follow state and local guidelines. We have met with current officers and committee members and come up with the following plan to go forward with our needed elections.
Nominations for Post officers are as follows:
Commander: Terry Lawlor / Billy Batson
Senior Vice: Curtis Moore
Junior Vice: Matt Claggett
Quartermaster: David Brock
Chaplain: NO NOMINEE
3 Year Trustee: Phil Malach / Chris Claus
Additional nominations will be accepted until April 30. Nominations can be made by replying to this email or notifying Post Commander. Anyone nominated for a position will be contacted to verify their willingness to accept the position. This nomination must be accepted in writing (can be accepted through email response).
In place of the regular monthly meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, the Post will be open from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. to allow members to vote. This will be done by a ballet. Please ensure your dues are paid and you have your VFW Membership card available so the Polling Committee can verify your voting eligibility. If you wish to vote and don’t want to come into the Post, you may drive by and complete your ballet from your vehicle. If you choose to vote this way, call the Post upon arrival and a member of the election committee will bring a ballot to you. The number is (865) 380-0590. VOTING WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ON MAY 5 BETWEEN 3:00 AND 8:00 P.M.
Polling will close at 8:00 p.m. on May 5. Ballots will be counted at that time. Election results will be published via email.
A special meeting will be held on May 12 to install officers. Details of that special meeting (attendees, time, etc) will be coordinated by Post Commander.
Any questions just let us know.
We at the post hope everybody is safe in these trying and challenging times.
The post will remain closed until further directives from state and local governments
The United Veterans Council of East Tennessee, Inc. has cancelled ALL of the free Veteran breakfasts planned for the month of April 2020:
First Saturday - 4 April 2020 - Elks Lodge 160 in Knoxville
Second Saturday - 11 April 2020 - Pathways Church (South Campus) in Knoxville
Third Saturday - 18 April 2020 - Community Center in Powell
Last Saturday - 25 April 2020 - Disabled American Veterans Tri-County Chapter 26 in Oliver Springs
Last Saturday - 25 April 2020 - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5154 (Blount County) in Louisville
Please pass this information on.
Good Morning Facebook Friends and Family!
VFW Post 5154 will be closed until April 6th. We are following the Governor's directive and following safe protocols.
Sorry for the confusion and hopefully this will not inconvenience anyone. We are currently working on a email and call list in order to reach out and check on our members.
If your not sure we have a current contact please feel free to leave one here or private message us. And again please be safe out there!
The leadership of the post which includes the house committee and post officers have decided that out of the abundance of caution and safety that the post will cancel its April post meeting on April 7th. I hope this does not inconvenience anyone.
The elections that were scheduled in April will as of now take place in May at that meeting and nominations will remain open until the election and installment of new officers. Please check back for any other changes or cancellations.
The regular post Canteen hours will remain in effect unless directed by the county government or state government.
The Family Freedom Festival that was scheduled for April 4th has been postponed for a later date to be determined.
The Veterans Breakfast that was scheduled for March 28th has been canceled. Please check back for updates.
Beans and cornbread at VFW tonight!
VFW Post 5154 will be open this Tuesday March 17th for St. Patrick's Day! Come join in celebrating this time honored day!
Get up here and check this band out!
Reminder that it’s this Saturday!
This Saturday evening the vfw post 5154 will be having a private event. You must have a ticket to attend. If you have any questions please feel free to call the post.
Thursday Special- Meatball Subs.
Chicken salad sandwich special tonight at the vfw!
Pork Loin sandwiches and Chips at the VFW tonight. And carrot cake.
Spaghetti and salad tonight at the VFW!
Don't forget about our Super Bowl Party and Chili Cook-Off!
Comrades! We have a LOT of things coming up in the new year and we want to make sure everyone is aware of all of them. First up is a FREE BREAKFAST!!! On Saturday Jan 25, the "V" will be hosting a FREE BREAKFAST sponsored by the United Veterans Council of East Tennessee. Doors open at 7:45, meal served at 8:30. Everyone is welcome. Next up is our chili cookoff! On Sunday Feb 2, the post will open at 3:00 for a 5:00 feasting of the best chili your fellow veterans have to offer. $5 gets you all you can stand and if you want to bring a pot to be judged, not only can you win some cash, but you eat for free too! Lastly, on Sat March 7, the post is hosting the band 9-Liners! This event is still evolving so stay tuned for more information.
Just a reminder, tomorrow night is our monthly meeting for January. We will be opening the meeting in a joint session with the Auxiliay. We will be presenting our annual awards for the high school essay winners (Voice of Democracy), the middle school essay winners (Patriot’s Pen) and the Teacher of the year for Elementary and High schools teachers. Please come out tomorrow night and support these students and Teacher. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
As we roll into the new year, all members are reminded that our monthly business meeting will be held at the post TOMORROW Jan 7, at 18:30. Please attend if you are able. We will be presenting awards to the winners of the Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen, and Teacher of the Year. Please plan to come and show your support for our community leaders and future patriots.
A group of members from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5154 in Blount County visited with veterans at the Shannondale nursing home in Maryville on Friday, December 20, 2019. We distributed Christmas gifts to 15 veterans and spent time talking with each. We also attended a birthday party for Reggie Paquin, an Air Force veteran, turning 100 years old December 21.
We enjoyed our visit with the veterans and want to thank the staff at Shannondale for their hospitality and allowing us to visit with some great American Veterans. We look forward to visiting to visiting again soon.
Comrades! Keri Oliver will be organizing a visit to the veterans at the Shannondale Nursing Home on Friday, December 20 at 1:00pm. While we are aware this is a work day for most of you, if you are available, you are invited and encouraged to visit our aging veterans, many forgotten, to spread holiday cheer. The address of the home is 804 Shannondale Way, Maryville. Hope you can make it!
The post is going to be closed for the next couple of Sundays due to many of y’all traveling to be with your families over the holidays. Please check back on our page after the new year where we will announce Sunday openings. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Tonight, Dec 3, at 6:30 is the monthly business meeting for VFW members. Please attend if you can. See y’all tonight!
As you gather your family and friends around the table and share your feast of Thanskgiving, the leadership of Blount County VFW Post #5154 would like to wish you and yours a happy and blessed day. And to remind you as you offer your thanks, to remember those who will be separated from their loved ones so that we may rest comfortably under the blanket of freedom. God bless you and God bless America. Happy Thanksgiving!
Members of VFW Post 5154 visited a group of about 25 Veterans and Spouses of veterans at the Shannondale Nursing Home in Maryville yesterday. It was good to visit and talk with these great Americans. We talked with one soldier, in picture with me Mr. Bob Muir. He served in the 75 Infantry Division in WW2 at the Battle of the Bulge. Thanks to the other members who joined me on this visit, Randy Browning, Curtis Moore and Chris Claus.
Please join us on a very special day that is near and dear to the hearts of all members of our great VFW Post #5154 as we honor all our nation's heroes who have served our country dutifully and faithfully. The post will be celebrating Veteran's Day with food and drink specials in the cantina. We can't wait to see you to thank you in person for your service!
Comrades! Come join us on Sunday, November 10 from 1-5pm as the Blount County VFW Post #5154 celebrates the 244th birthday of our United States Marine Corps! Come raise a glass with us as we honor the tip of the spear! Semper Fi!
The dinner scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Great post from the Blount County Veterans Affairs page. Thanks Nathan
Great VFW Post #5154 meeting tonight!
Please join us in thanking Jessica Ball who recently returned from serving in Afghanistan! She serves with the 134th Air Refueling Wing!
Also, the post swore in two new members! Darrell Pearson served in the Air Force and the Army National Guard. Ronnie Myers served in the USMC.
Thank you Veterans!
September 29, 2019 is the 120th birthday of the national VFW! To celebrate, VFW Post 5154 will be open on Sunday the 29th from 1pm-5pm. There will be great food and drink specials so come out and show your faithful support for our organization. See you there, comrades!
Comrades! In an effort to make our Post more accessible to more of you, our members, we will be opening THIS SUNDAY from 1PM-5PM! This is going to be done on a trial basis and may continue based on your feedback and staff support. Come on out and see us!
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