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"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." I agree wholeheartedly that it is the dedication of a lifetime that defines true patriotism.  You all have given not only your time, dedication and effort, but—most importantly—your very being to the protection and advancement of this great country. You work tirelessly for the rights of the veterans who serve our country, while conducting the nation’s finest civic training to instill young future leaders with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to govern this country.

 
 
 
Presidents Day
Date: 2/20/2017
Location:

Department Closed
Memorial Day
Date: 5/29/2017
Location:

Department Closed
Department Convention
Date: 6/1/2017
Location: Gateway Holiday Inn, Flint MI

Department Convention, Gateway Flint Michigan
Dept. Office Closed
Date: 12/23/2016
Location:

Dept. Office Closed
Date: 12/26/2016
Location:

Dept. Office Closed
Date: 12/30/2016
Location:

Dept. Office Closed
Date: 1/2/2017
Location:

Mid- Winter
Date: 1/27/2017
Location: Causeway Bay, Lansing MI

Mid- Winter Banquet
Date: 1/28/2017
Location: Causeway Bay, Lansing MI

Please see Dept. website for all the details.
National Four Chaplins Day
Date: 2/3/2017
Location:

National Legislative Conference
Date: 2/26/2017
Location: Washington D.C.

National Legislative Conference
Date: 2/27/2017
Location: Washington D.C.

National Legislative Conference
Date: 2/28/2017
Location: Washington D.C.

Dept. Commander President Joint Testimonial
Date: 4/22/2017
Location: Sterling Heights

Details TBA
District 8 meeting
Date: 2/4/2017
Location: Post 2406, Charlotte

District 9 meeting
Date: 2/4/2017
Location: Post 3055- St. Louis

District 10 meeting
Date: 2/4/2017
Location: Post 4087, Davison

District 4 meeting
Date: 2/5/2017
Location: Post 7546, Dearborn Heights

Meeting starts at 1200 p.m.
District 7 meeting
Date: 2/5/2017
Location: Post 5319, Athens

District 11 meeting
Date: 2/5/2017
Location: Post 5738, Clare

District 14 meeting
Date: 2/5/2017
Location: Post 3165, Neguanee

Meeting starts at 100 p.m.
District 5 meeting
Date: 2/12/2017
Location: Post 1008, Waterford

District 15 meeting
Date: 2/12/2017
Location: Post 2891, Crystal Falls

Day of Challenges
Date: 2/25/2017
Location: MTU, Houghton

Happy New Year!!
Date: 12/31/2016
Location:

Christmas
Date: 12/25/2016
Location:

District 7 meeting
Date: 2/5/2017
Location: Post 5319, Athens

Dept. Convention
Date: 6/2/2017
Location: Gateway Holiday Inn, Flint MI

Dept. Convention
Date: 6/3/2017
Location: Gateway Holiday Inn, Flint MI

Armys Birthday
Date: 6/14/2017
Location:

Buddy Poppy Days
Date: 5/11/2017
Location:

Buddy Poppy Days
Date: 5/12/2017
Location:

Buddy Poppy Days
Date: 5/13/2017
Location:

District 12 meeting
Date: 4/9/2017
Location: Post 4249, Newaygo

meeting starts at 1130 a.m.
District 6 meeting
Date: 4/29/2017
Location: Post 1138, Monroe

District 15 meeting
Date: 4/29/2017
Location: Post 3673, Bessmer

District 15 meeting
Date: 4/30/2017
Location: Post 3673, Bessmer

District 5 meeting
Date: 4/30/2017
Location: Post 6691, Fraser

District 4 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 345, Redford

Meeting starts at 1200 p.m.
District 8 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 5585, Portage

District 9 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 5065, Sheridan

District 13 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 2496, Alpena

District 14 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 4573, Ishpeming

District 14 meeting
Date: 5/7/2017
Location: Post 4573, Ishpeming

District 7 meeting
Date: 5/7/2017
Location: Post 2284, Edwardsburg

City of Monroe Memorial Day Parade
Date: 5/29/2017
Location: Monroe, Post 1138

Parade starts at 200 p.m.
Meeting in Flint
Date: 6-5-2014 at 6PM
Location: Flint, Michigan

Department Convention Flint Gateway
 

As yesterday’s defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today’s military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII
Korean War
Vietnam War
Persian Gulf War
  Kosovo
War in Afghanistan
War in Iraq
War on Global Terror

and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

 

"Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over". With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! 

If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.

 

 

 
   
 

Welcome to Post 7309

 
Recent Events & Photos
 
 
Welcome to our new post webpage that is connected to district, department, and national sites for the Veterans of Foreign Wars and The Auxiliary to the VFW.  We turned this page on to the public on February 6th, 2016.  There are still many bugs, issues, and content to check and correct.  We are hoping by the end of the month we will have everything worked out.
 
Our regular Post meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm.  All VFW members are welcome!
 
The Auxiliary to the VFW regular meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm.
 
The Men's Auxiliary meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.
 
 
Our Canteen is open Monday thru Friday at 1pm, and Saturday and Sunday at noon.  For hall and Canteen Information please call 517-676-3181
 
We will have an "All You Can Eat Beer Batter Fish Fry" on the second Tuesday of every month.  Dinner includes fries, coleslaw, and desert for $9.00.
 
We also have have a "Steak Fry Dinner" on third Saturday of every month.  Dinner includes 8oz steak with steak fries, vegetable, roll and dessert for $12.00 pre-sale, and $15.00 at the door.
 
We have BINGO every Sunday, Doors open at 2pm, early birds at 3:45, and regular games at 4PM.
 
There is a Euchre Tournament on the second Friday of every month starting at 7pm (sign up starts at 6:30) for $10
 
We also have Karaoke on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month starting at 8pm
 
Follow us on Facebook at VFW POST 7309, VFW Post 7309 Canteen, VFW Auxiliary to Jean R. Anderson.
 

 

 



 

Our Mission

     
  "That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies."
 
     
 
   
 

VFW POST 7309 News

 
 

CONGRESS PASSES EMERGENCY VA FUNDING BILL
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is relieved that Congress finally did what they were elected to do and passed an emergency funding bill at the last minute to help the Department of Veterans Affairs overcome a nationwide crisis in care and confidence

   
 
   

Message from National Commander & President
A short 3 minute you tube message

   
 
   
 

Statewide News

 
 

38th Annual Mid Winter Conference
Attached is the Mid-Winter Housing, Banquet Tickets, Ad book information and the tenative agenda. Thank you

   
 
   

Post and Department emails
Post and Department email pass words Have been change due to a security risk! Server was hacked, your UID's stayed the same do not use your old Password or reset to the old password you have been using! Call or text Dave strange server technician (248) 207-3680 or John Gubin 586-216-7088 department web site Director!

   
 
   
 

National News

 
 

VFW Salutes United States Army for 241 Years of Service
Our nation’s soldiers are America’s true heroes.
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – June 14, 2016, marks the 241st year of service from the United States Army. The U.S. Army has evolved drastically since it was originally organized as the Continental Army in 1775; battlefields have transformed, weaponry has evolved, faces have come and gone, military uniforms have varied, but one thing holds fast: the bravery and the heart of the individuals who wear the uniform, and their commitment to their mission.

   
 
   
 
 
   
 

What Others are Saying

 

The Officers

2016 - 2017

 
       
 
I may not always believe in and trust our government, but I will ALWAYS believe and trust the American Soldier.  You have taken a sacred oath to protect the many FREEDOMS that so many of us take for granted.  Please understand that I am grateful for your sacrifice(s) and your service on my behalf.  It is an honor to call you "My Countrymen".

 

 

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ~John Maxwell

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