Loudoun VFW Post 1177 Commander Raymond Delpesche and Safety Officer Stephen Hood presented two Loudoun County first responders with the Post's annual Public Service Awards on April 19. Firefighter/EMT Patrick Hargrove was awarded the VFW Emergency Medical Technician Public Servant Award Plaque for distinguished, life-saving service with the Loudoun Fire and Rescue Department, as well as his previous meritorious service as a U.S. Navy Corpsman. Loudoun County Sheriff's Officer 2nd Lieutenant Michael Beatty received VFW Post 1177's Law Enforcement Public Servant Award Plaque for the development, implementation, and management of the first advanced Crisis Intervention Team Program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 2nd Lieutenant Beatty's prior military service as a U.S. Marine was also noted.
We will be hosting the June Membership Meeting at the Post Home on June 2, at 7:30 PM. Uniform for the meeting is the Member Cap or Ball Cap. We will be practicing social distancing during the meeting and masks will be REQUIRED. A virtual attendance option will be sent out to the membership.
Every year, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Post 1177 conducts a Buddy Poppy drive during the Memorial and Veterans Day weekend to raise money for the Post Veterans Relief Fund. These vital funds support Loudoun County veterans and their families in need – and nothing else. Due to COVID-19, we were unable to greet you at the grocery store, hardware store, or street corner as in the past, and as a result we’re asking for your support virtually.
Post 1177 has earned All-State Status for the 2019-2020 year! Thank you to our comrades for supporting the post's mission of supporting veterans and their families.
Coming home does not 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.
Since 1932, our small Post has been helping Loudoun County veterans and veteran family members as they work to rebuild their lives and become part of their communities again after serving their country. However, our building has aged and needs support in its upgrades.
...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.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
I want to take the opportunity to thank you and the VFW for helping in my time of need.
You were not alone over there. You are not alone now. There are 20
million veterans who would give their lives for you. Please don't take
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