This year on October 15th the Mesa VFW with a few of their Navy Veterans put together for the first time a Navy Birthday Celebration. There was much to enjoy with honors conducted by both the Black Eagles Squadron and the Phoenix Division Sea Cadet Corps., a historical overview, a special visit by active duty AO Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Portillo, video presentations along with food, music and ceremonial toast for all Navy Veterans in attendance from a ceremonial keg. It was the first US Navy Birthday Celebration event conducted at the Mesa VFW and we look forward to more to come.
Do you know a high school student who could use some help paying for college?
Let them know about the VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition! Find out more information at VFW.org > VOICE OF DEMOCRACY
This Year’s Topic: My Responsibility to America
ENTRY DEADLINE: November 1, 2016
We need to spread the word, and we’re asking friends like you to help out. The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 (on the Nov. 1 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.
We want to congratulate our Post 1760 Scout of the Year 2015, Dominic Kristich. He submitted an outstanding packet which highlights his achievements which include Vigil Honor with the Boy Scouts of America, Golden Scholar with the Gilbert Public Schools Academic Achievement Award, and volunteered with the Heavenly Threads Clothing Ministry in implementing marketing, merchandised products and assisting in transportation donations.
On Sunday Dec. 8th 2013, VFW District 4 held it’s annual ‘Voice of Democracy’ and ‘Patriots Pin’ awards at VFW post 9400 in Phoenix (District 4 headquarters).
Representing Post 1760 was Faith Richards, President of the Ladies Auxiliary, and Bob Laubinger, post Chaplain. Post 1760 sponsored Amara Feyrer-Melk from Fort Mcdowell for the Patriots Pin and Adam Dearth from Mesa for the Voice of Democracy.