Leslie C. McLean Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Post 1454's Memorial Day Ceremony took place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st, 2021. It was a beautiful day with many turning out to honor our nation's Fallen Heroes. Guests at the Memorial Day Ceremony were also invited to join our Post & Auxiliary Members for coffee, doughnuts and fellowship at the Post following the ceremony. Our thanks to all who attended.
Memorial Day Ceremony 2021
On May 2, 2021, VFW Post 1454 was honored to participate once again in the dedication of the Michigan Elks Field of Honor at Alma Elks Lodge #1400. The special honorees this year were our Nation's first responders, EMS, doctors, nurses, dispatchers, firefighters & police force. The Field of Honor Ceremony also honors all branches of our Military, Veterans and POW/MIA.
Each year, VFW Post 1454 welcomes the Nozzlemen MC for their Annual Up Day Ride-In & this year was no exception. It was a beautiful day for a ride and the Nozzlemen turned out in full force with over 100 riders!
Our thanks to Club Manager Ellen, Jamie, Diana, Jeanne, Sue, Joe, Nikki, Terry and Steve for all they do to provide a warm welcome to our very special guests.
And a HUGE Thank You To Alma Fire District
For joining us each year to raise our Nation's Flag
to welcome to the Nozzlemen MC!
Alma Fire District
WELCOME NOZZLEMEN MC!
Established in Michigan, The Nozzlemen Motorcycle Club is a nonprofit charitable organization founded by firefighters for firefighters and other public safety professionals dedicated to promoting the safe sport of motorcycle riding. Nozzlemen MC promotes brotherhood and participates in many charity ride events each year.
May is Motorcycle Awareness Month!
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is a national initiative aimed at getting motorists and motorcyclists to “Share the Road." Help make the road safe for all motorists. Review the following safety tips from The National Highway Traffic Administration.
Our Post's 1st Annual Corn Hole Competition was a success with many turning out to enjoy the games. Congratulations to our 1st Place Winners Jared & Devin, 2nd Place Winners Alesha & Austin and 3rd Place Winners Darren & Trent. Our thanks to all of our players and those who turned out to cheer them on. Special thanks to our wonderful group of volunteers who make these events possible and to our Club Manager Ellen for always being the best sport of all!
MORE SEPTEMBER EVENTS!
A big thank you to all that participated in the annual golf outing. This year, your generosity and participation brought in enough funds to purchase ALL of the wreaths for our 2020 Wreaths Across America project! Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped along the way. Thank you to the individuals that donated a portion of their winnings. Thank you Jim Ware for the Bazooka Cannon and thanks to the Dave Holton team, Chris Betts Team, Pete Gross, Pat Brennan and Mike Brennan. We hope to see you all next year.
VFW Post 1454's
Once again, we'd like to extend our thanks to Pat's Auto, Inc. for sponsoring the 2nd Annual Jack Cross Memorial Car Show at VFW Post 1454 and to all who volunteered their time, efforts & talents to ensure a great experience for all of our guests. Thank you to all who turned out in support of our Post to enjoy this special event. Thank you all! We're already looking forward to next year's event!
Our thanks to all who joined VFW Post 1454 to honor our Fallen Comrades this Memorial Day at Riverside Cemetery in Alma, Michigan. We were unable to gather for refreshments & fellowship after the ceremony because of the safety mandates in place for COVID-19 but it was a beautiful day and a surprising number of guests donned masks to spread across the cemetery to honor our nation's heroes. For those unable to join us this year, we hope you enjoy the slideshow below.
Our Auxiliary also shipped 8 boxes of goodies to our Troops overseas. Char received a text from Benjamin that all of the boxes had arrived in time for Christmas.
Yes, December has been a busy month but we always have plenty of fun too. We celebrated the holidays and December birthdays for two special members of our VFW Family. Happy Birthday Commander Vic and Club Manager Ellen!
Our annual New Year's Eve Party will wrap up 2019 events for VFW Post 1454 but we have plenty more in store for the New Year!
Our Monthly Fish Fry returns January 24th. Join us from 5-7 pm on the 4th Friday of Every Month for a delicious 1lb Fish Basket served with french fries, coleslaw & dinner roll just $12 per person. Chicken finger baskets also available. Public Welcome! Proceeds help support our Veterans locally and nationwide.
Remember - Honor - Teach
Remember our fallen U.S. Veterans. Honor those who serve.
Teach your children the value of Freedom.
Leslie C. McLean
VFW Post 1454
Dedicated to a lifetime of service to our county and our community.