VFW Post 1454 is "Springing Into Action" serving our Veterans, Active Duty Military, and our community. We have a busy Spring/Summer season planned with many volunteer opportunities for Members & non-members alike. Each donation and act of volunteerism helps us advance our cause but it's your ACTIVE PARTICIPATION that enables us to meet & exceed our goals. We're calling all readers of this post to "Spring Into Action!" Visit the Post, attend Post events and join us for a monthly meal. Public Welcome!
VFW Post 1454 Auxiliary is collecting NEW items to donate to homeless Veterans. They are also collecting gently used men's dress shirts to make bibs for our Veterans. Donations may be dropped off at the Post anytime during business hours & volunteers are welcome to help sew. All contributions greatly appreciated! Thank you for supporting your local Veterans.
VFW Post 1454 Salutes Alma Family Farm & Home
Thank You Jack Gibson!
Special thanks to Jack Gibson for his generous donation to our Post's Building Fund. We are currently running a 50/50 Raffle to raise funds needed to make repairs at the Post. Proceeds from this raffle along with Jack's generous donation will allow us to make much needed improvements all are sure to enjoy. Stop by the Post & pick up your tickets! One lucky ticket will win BIG! Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5.
Congratulations VFW Dart League Players!
- Chad Billings 2nd Place Singles
- Diana Maria 2nd Place Level 6 Cricket
- Desirae Castellon, Joshua Douglas Parks & Joel Miller 2nd Place Mixed Trips Level 2
St. Patty's Day Dinner
Special thanks to our St. Patty's Day Cooking & Clean-Up Crew
Pat, Loretta, Dar, Char, Shanna, Jeanne & Tyler
Thank you for another delicious meal!
Visit our Events Page for more info on upcoming events or
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The Nozzlemen Motorcycle Club's Ride-In to VFW Post 1454
Established in Michigan, The Nozzlemen Motorcycle Club is a nonprofit charitable organization founded by firefighters for firefighters & other public safety professionals dedicated to promoting the safe sport of motorcycle riding. The Nozzlemen MC promotes brotherhood and participates in many charity rides each year. For more information visit www.nozzlemenmc.com
2018 Field of Honor Dedication Ceremony
At Alma Elks Lodge #1400
2 pm on Sunday, May 6th, 2018
To purchase a flag to honor a Veteran or in memory of a Veteran
please contact Alma Elks Lodge #1400 at 989-463-1400 or visit the links below
Alma Elks Field of Honor Facebook page
Alma Elks Lodge #1400 Facebook page
Thank you Great Lakes Highlanders!
The Great Lakes Highlanders are a statewide Highland Games team. Each member competes at a high and world class competition during the Highland Festival Games in Alma, MI. The Great Lakes Highlanders adopted VFW Post 1454 and donates 100% of the donations collected during a friendly Individual Caber Toss Competition held during noon lunch break on May 26th & 27th. The Great Lakes Highlanders have donated over $2,000 in the last 2 years raised through this caber toss event. Two Great Lakes Highlander members, also Veterans, marched with us in last year's Highland Parade. We ask our Members & Auxiliary to stop by this fun event to cheer on the Great Lakes Highlanders and show them your support. Go Great Lakes Highlanders!
Please Join Us As We Honor Our Comrades
Friday, October 20th
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 15th
Noon until 4 pm
Steak & Chicken Fajitas
Served with Rice & Beans
$9 per Person
Sunday, October 8th
8 am to Noon
Auxiliary Pastie Sale - $4 Each!
Order by October 20th
Pastie Making Day October 23rd
Pick-up October 26th
Order forms available at Post.
Get yours today!
Contact us to find out how your can get involved.
Thank you for supporting your local Veterans!
VFW 1454 Post Members, all Vietnam Veterans, spent the afternoon constructing a handicap ramp for one of their comrades, a disabled Veteran. Post Members worked with the local Home Depot to secure a materials donation and gathered together to construct this ramp at no cost to the Veteran.
As Army National Guard Battery B 1-119FA out of Alma, MI prepared to head south in support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts, VFW Post 1454 had the privilege of cooking these awesome troops lunch and dinner.
VFW Post 1454 will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, September 18th from Noon until 5:45 p.m. Give the gift of life, give blood. Save time, register early with Rapid Pass.
May has been a busy month here at VFW Post 1454. Our thanks to the many volunteers that helped make our May events possible and successful. Your support allows our Post to continue serving our community and our local Veterans. We couldn't do it without you!
A special thank you to the City of Alma for purchasing the American flags placed each year on every Veteran's grave throughout Riverside Cemetery in Alma, Michigan. A special thank you to the many volunteers who turned out to help us place the flags honoring our Comrades.
This year's Buddy Poppy sales were a big success! Our thanks to all who helped support this wonderful program and a big Post thank you to Goldie, a senior Auxiliary Member for helping us count Buddy Poppy donations. Goldie is very active within our Auxiliary and an important member of our Post family. Please thank Goldie for all the wonderful things she does for our Post!
We had a great turnout for our first Homemade Pizza Party! We had many volunteers handcrafting a variety of delicious pizzas and a great turn out for the event. We will plan more pizza parties in the future. Be sure to bookmark our Events page or follow us on Facebook for more information.
Special thanks to Doug Yarnell. Not only did he help make the pizzas, he also volunteered for the clean-up crew! And always our thanks to Jeff Humphrey and our club manager Ellen Winn who both help make all things possible!
Buddy Poppy Distribution
Volunteer Opportunities Available
9 am to 6 pm - See dates & locations listed.
Sign-up Sheet at the Post!
Look for Buddy Poppy!
May 5, 6, 7
May 12, 13, 14
May 19, 20, 21
At Walmart & Family Farm & Home
Saturday May 27th at 10:30 am
Volunteers are always welcome & appreciated.
Sign up at the Post today.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Please join us as we honor our fallen comrades this Memorial Day. We begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29th, 2017 at the Riverside Park in Alma, MI with a short service followed by Taps, a 21 Gun Salute and memorial wreath drop by air. We then proceed to the All Wars Memorial at the Veteran's Section of Riverside Cemetery to conclude our ceremony. All are invited for coffee, pastries and fellowship at VFW Post 1454 following the ceremony.
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for all the latest news and information on our upcoming events.
Thank you for supporting your local Veterans!
It's a new year and VFW Post 1454 is looking forward to new opportunities to serve our local Veterans, Active-Duty Military Personnel & our community. Our Post welcomes new ideas from our members, Auxilary and non-members interested in joining our cause. If you have an idea, we would love to hear it!
A Message For Non-Members
Many of our events are open to the public. You do not need to be a VFW or Auxilary member to be involved with our Post. There are volunteer opportunities for non-members too! We invite you to visit our Post to meet our members, learn about our organization and find out how you can take action in support of local Veterans. A great time to visit us is during our monthly meals. You'll find plenty of members on hand and a great meal at a reasonable price. We offer a monthly fish fry and farmer's breakfast throughout the winter months and a steak fry in the summer. Invite your friends and bring your family too!
Our Post has made many advancements in recent years. We added several new projects including our participation in the National Wreaths Across America Day and Red Cross Blood Drives. We made major improvements to our building. We increased our ability to assist local Veterans and our community. We expanded our reach and raised public awareness significantly with the help of the Internet and social media. None of this would have been possible without the many volunteers who have donated their time, effort and talents to assist our Post in achieving our goals.
As VFW and Auxiliary members we have dedicated ourselves to a lifetime of service to our Veterans, our Country and our community. Sec 230102 of our Congressional Charter includes charity and education when outlining the purpose of the VFW. Our Mission Statement includes service to our Veterans, the Military and our community. Our Core Values ensure the care of our Veterans and their families and service to our community.
There are opportunities available within our Post for each and every member to lend a hand, share their talents and offer their support. Every act of volunteerism, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, is an opportunity to improve the life of a Veteran within our community and raise awareness for our cause.
Let's make 2017 a banner year for volunteerism. Many hands make work light and there is much work to be done. There are many ways you can make a difference and they are all very simple. Sign up to volunteer. Show up to a monthly meeting and share your ideas. Support Post fund raising efforts - buy & sell raffle tickets, pasties and tickets to our special events. Bring your friends and family to a fish fry or Sunday breakfast. Follow us on Facebook, like and share our posts. Every contribution is important!
Great things are possible if we tackle them together as a team.
- Wreaths Across America wreath removal Saturday, January 14th at noon, Riverside Cemetery, Alma
- Sunday Breakfast Volunteers
- Friday Fish Fry Volunteers
- Saturday January 21st - Ellen needs a helper for the dart tournament.
Sunday Breakfast & Fish Fry Volunteers are needed for hosting, money collection, serving & clean-up. Our goal for 2017 is to increase volunteer sign up so each member would only have to volunteer 1-2 shifts per year. This should be an easy goal to achieve but we need you! Contact the Post for more information and get your name on the list. Breakfast volunteers contact Cecelia Proctor or Loretta Lombard to sign up.
- Direct Assistance to Area Veterans, Active-Duty Military and Families
- Honor Guard Duties
- A Memorial Day Flag for Every Veteran's Grave at Riverside Cemetery
- Memorial Day Ceremonies at Riverside Park and Riverside Cemetery
- Bereavement Meals for Members and Families of Deceased Veterans
- Care Packages for Active-Duty Military Personnel Stationed Overseas
- Information regarding Veteran's Benefits and Assistance Programs
- Youth Education
- Community Services
- Highland Parade Participation
- Wheel Chairs
- Toilet Adapters
There are many ways our Post, Members, Auxiliary and dedicated volunteers can be of assistance. We encourage you to visit Post 1454 to meet our Members and inquire about our many projects and programs. Learn more about our organization and how we can be of assistance. Or find out how you can join us in assisting others!
Leslie C. McLean
VFW Post 1454
Dedicated to a lifetime of service to our county and our community.