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President Kennedy said once "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." There are few ways less noble to serve our country than through the military. The courage and strength that you all exude are qualities which deserve only our highest gratitude. I cannot thank you enough for what you have done.

 
 
 
Gold Star Mothers Banquet
Date: 10/1/2017
Location: Post 4659

VFW District 5 Gold Star Mothers Banquet Sunday October 1, 2017
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

 
 

Court of Appeal for Veterans Claims
Many veterans don’t know that they can get a free attorney to help them appeal a veterans benefits claim denial at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

   
 
   

Veterans Burial Allowance
US Veteran Burial Benefits: New Changes

   
 
   
 

Statewide News

 
 

VFW Appoints New Adjutant General
VFW Appoints New Adjutant General Brian Duffy becomes first Desert Storm veteran to hold CEO position KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 27, 2017) — Brian Duffy was appointed adjutant general of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. yesterday at the 118th VFW National Convention in New Orleans, La. His appointment comes immediately following a year-long term as the national commander of the more than 1.2 million-member organization. He also becomes the first Desert Storm veteran to hold the position, which is similar in duties to any corporate chief executive officer. Duffy retired from a successful 27-year career with United Parcel Service (UPS) airlines in 2014, having held the titles of flight engineer instructor, instructor/check captain on Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft, and ultimately, assistant chief pilot. He will now oversee the day-to-day operations of the nation’s largest organization of combat veterans. During his time as VFW national commander, Duffy started several new initiatives to support the VFW’s multifaceted approach to serving America’s veterans, service members and their families, as well as their communities. This included new and expanded grants to VFW Posts to boost community service efforts, an expanded relationship with Student Veterans of America, and a nationwide, ongoing campaign to raise awareness and to combat the stigma surrounding seeking mental health care. “I’m honored to take on the new challenge of serving the VFW as its adjutant general,” said Duffy. “Having just finished a year visiting with our service members at home and abroad, hearing from them firsthand on what programs and benefits are working for them and what are not, has given me great perspective. I look forward to applying that perspective to the daily operations of the VFW.” The VFW's new adjutant general served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet engine mechanic on F-4 Pha

   
 
   

Michigan Female Service members' Salute
Great Lakes National Cemetery is holding an event honoring Michigan's Military Women July 29, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.

   
 
   
 

National News

 
 

VFW to Deliver Veterans’ Voice to Congress
2017 Legislative Conference runs Feb. 26 - March 2 in Washington

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Next weekend, more than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the nation’s largest and oldest war veterans’ organization begin rallying in Washington, D.C., to voice the concerns of veterans directly with the nation’s lawmakers during the 2017 VFW Legislative Conference, Feb. 26 – March 2.

   
 
   

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".

 

 

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