10 am May 5th - District 9 Meeting, Belding
Saturday, May 5th
The Nozzlemen Motorcycle Club's Ride-In to VFW Post 1454
VFW Post 1454's Honor Guard will be participating in the Alma Elks Lodge's
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
Please Join Us As We Honor Our Comrades
Volunteers are always needed!
Contact us to find out how your can get involved.
Thank you for supporting your local Veterans!
Our Post hosts many fun filled events but we're not just out for a good time. Our events raise awareness for our causes and donations to administer the services we provide to our veterans, troops & community. There's always something going on at VFW Post 1454. We invite you to stop in to meet our members and find out how you can get involved!
We Assist Local Veterans
August 28th, 2017
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.
We Provide Troop Support
September 8th, 2017
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.
We Serve Our Community
September 18th, 2017
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.
We Honor Our Comrades
Memorial Day Ceremony at Riverside Park & Riverside Cemetery, Alma
VFW 1454 Honor Guard
VFW Post 1454 is raising funds for the 2017 National Wreaths Across America Day project. Last year, our Post was able to place a wreath on every Veteran's grave in the Veteran's Section of Riverside Cemetery in Alma, Michigan. Please help us honor our comrades and support this wonderful cause! 50/50 Raffle Tickets are now available at the Post. Proceeds will be used to purchase wreaths this year's Wreaths Across America project. Get your tickets today or Contact VFW Post 1454 for information on how to donate or volunteer to help place wreaths.
VFW Post 1454 participated in the 2016 Wreaths Across America Project. Click HERE to read more and view our photos!
We'd also like to thank Brad for going above and beyond maintaining the lawn at Post 1454. Thanks to Commander Vic for building new flower boxes for the Post and to Char, Jackie and Darlene for filling them with beautiful flowers.
We can't thank our wonderful volunteers and supporters enough. If you would like to get involved, stop by VFW Post 1454 to visit or contact your local Veterans Organization. Thank you for supporting your local Veterans!
Welcome Spring! It's the start of our busy season at Post 1454 and there are many ways for you to get involved. Join us for one of our Post & Auxiliary sponsored meals or events, sign-up to volunteer an hour of your time, share our events on social media, attend a meeting and share your ideas. Every contribution helps our Post assist our local Veterans and our community!
VFW Post 1454 will lead the 50th Annual Alma Highland Parade!
Saturday May 27th at 10:30 am
VFW Post 1454 invites any Veteran interested in riding in the parade to join us. We have vehicles available. Contact us for more info or stop by the Post to sign up!
PLEASE JOIN US - THESE EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Volunteers are always welcome & appreciated.
Sign up at the Post today.
Mark Your Calendars!
Bookmark our website or "Like" and follow us on Facebook
for all the latest news and information on our upcoming events.
Thank you for supporting your local Veterans!
Members & Auxiliary
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.
January Volunteer Opportunities for Members & Auxiliary
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.
"Honoring the dead by helping the living." This sign hangs on the wall in our main dining area and serves as an inspiration and a reminder to all of our mission to assist our comrades, their families and our community in as many ways possible. Each year Post 1454 provides:
It's time for spring cleaning and our Post needs attention too! We are seeking volunteers to assist with spring clean up inside and out. Many hands make work light. Please contact the Post at 989-466-5454 for more information or stop in and lend a hand.
Leslie C. McLean