Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman, members of the #LCSO command staff, Ashburn District Supervisor Mike Turner, and local Vietnam War veterans joined VFW Post 1177 and VFW Auxiliary Post 1177 for a wreath-laying ceremony on March 29, 2022 commemorating National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
On April 6, 2022, at 7:30pm, VFW Post 1177 of Loudoun County held their annual award ceremony for their awardees and honorable mentions in the Patriots Pen, Voice of Democracy, Teacher of the Year and Public Servant categories. We would like to thank all that attended the ceremony and a special thank you to the awardees and honorable mentions participants that were able to attend.
The VFW Post 1177 election was held on May 4, 2022, during our monthly membership meeting. 26 Comrades were present for the meeting. The 2022-2023 Elected Officers are: Post Commander – Ray Delpesche, Post Senior Vice Cmdr. – Lee Gortman, Post Junior Vice Cmdr. – Art Barker, Post Quartermaster – Les Flores, Post JAG – Dennis Boykin, Post Chaplain – Gerritt Peck, Post Surgeon – Steve Hood, 1st Year Trustee – Norman Brown, 2nd Year Trustee – Nick Trzcinski, 3rd Year Trustee – Marleen Radigan, Post Service Officer – Ray Delpesche
We will be hosting the July Membership Meeting at the Post Home on July 6, 2022 at 7:30 PM. Uniform for the meeting is the Member Cap or Ball Cap. A virtual attendance option will be sent out to the membership. We are located at 401 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg, VA 20176.
The Town of Leesburg had their annual Memorial Day Observance Ceremony on May 30, 2022. VFW Post 1177 Commander Ray Delpesche was the Master of Ceremony.
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 have been unable to greet you at the grocery store, department store, hardware store, or street corner as we have in the past, and as a result we’re asking for your support virtually.
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