AMVETS POST 917 ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTED 10/4/2017

   

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WE HAVE UPDATED OUR "CALENDAR" MAIN TAB.

POSTED 6/19/2017

   

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  1. Alternative Tax Bill Passed - Councilman Steve Matteo Announcement.

  2. On June 17, 2017 members and guests of AMVETS Post 917 gathered at Lorenzo's restaurant at the Hilton in Staten Island for a ceremonial dinner to install the elected officers for the Post's new administration.   Slideshow of ceremony at Lorenzo's at the Hilton (to follow).

POSTED 3/15/2017

   

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Are you a veteran who has fallen on hard times or are in need of furniture?  Please contact Carlos Cardenas of Rolling Thunder, Inc. at 347-234-3881.

POSTED 3/7/2017

   

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  1. Events that are coming up:
    • March 25, 2017 Vietnam Veterans Day (NYC) - Click Here
    • April 5, 2017 Vietnam Veterans breakfast - Click Here
    • April 8, 2017 Vietnam Veterans Day at Tottenville H.S. - Click Here
  2. Officer nominations start next meeting on April 5, 2017.

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  1. North Shore Local article on the upcoming 2017 SIWOH event.  Click Here for article.

POSTED 2/25/2017

   

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  1. Read all abut it - Empire AMVETS article about POST 917.  Click Here for article..

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  1. North Shore Local article on the upcoming 2017 SIWOH event.  Click Here for article.

POSTED 1/19/2017

   

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  1. Frankie Appice, founder of Rolling Thunder 2, died January 15, 2017.  Click Here for the SI Live Obituary.

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  1. The DoD announced that all honorably discharged veterans will soon be able to shop on line at military exchanges.  Click Here for DoD statement release.

POSTED 12/29/2016

   

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  1. Planning of the Staten Island Welcomes Our Heroes (SIWOH) 2017 has begun.  Check out the new SIWOH page.  You can also access this page from our Home Page.

POSTED 10/25/2016

   

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  1. Please note the following upcoming activities:
    • October 29, 2016 the Combat Wounded Veterans of America (CWVA) will hold their first Halloween dance at the American Legion Post at 193 - 9th street in Brooklyn.  Click Here for more information.
    • October 29, 2016 at 9:00am Retiree Appreciation Day at Ft. Hamilton.  Click Here for more information.
    • November 4, 2016 - Tottenville H.S.'s Veterans Recognition Day.  Click Here for more information.
    • November 9, 2016 - Opening of S.I. Veterans Court.  Click Here for more information.
    • November 9, 2016 - St. Adalbert's Annual Breakfast.  Click Here for more information.
    • November 11, 2016 - Breakfast for Veterans at La Fontana Restaurant.  Click Here for more information.
    • November 12, 2016 - Free Dental Care from Nobe Dental.   Click Here for more information.
    • November 17, 2016 there will be a Salute to Veterans III Old Bermuda Inn - Click Here for Flyer. 
    • November 21, 2016 All Island Kiwanis Paint for Troops Fundraiser - Click Here for Flyer. 

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  1. Military discounts and freebies on Veterans Day:
  • Military Discounts and freebies-1 on Veterans Day - Click Here
  • Military Discounts and freebies-2 on Veterans Day - Click Here

POSTED 10/14/2016

   

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Snug Harbor's THROUGH THE EYES OF A VETERAN Opening Oct 14, 2016.  Click Here for more information.

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Breakfast for Veterans - November 11 at La Fontana Restaurant.  Click Here for more information.

POSTED 10/7/2016

   

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On October 13, 2016 at 5:30 PM at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at 55 Water Street in Manhattan for the re-lighting of the lights at the Memorial that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy.  Event is rain or shine. Click Here for flyer.

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Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2016 - America's Parade,

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On November 17, 2016 there will be a Salute to Veterans III Old Bermuda Inn - Click Here for Flyer. 

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On November 9, 2016 St. Adalbert's Annual Breakfast.  Click Here for Flyer

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On October 9, 2016 at 2:00PM Hearing Our Heroes will be honoring our servicemen and women with a BBQ at Monsignor Farrell H.S.  Click here for Flyer.

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On October 29, 2016 at 9:00am Retiree Appreciation Day at Ft. Hamilton.  Click Here for more information.

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On October 29, 2016 the Combat Wounded Veterans of America (CWVA) will hold their first Halloween dance at the American Legion Post at 193 - 9th street in Brooklyn.  Click Here for more information.

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On September 29, 2016 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the long awaited legislation allowing New York City to extend the alternative veterans' tax exemption to school taxes.  Click Here to see the Governor's Press release.  It is now up to the City Council for final approval.  There will be an announcement at the Marine Corps League (46 Ontario Ave) on Monday, October 3rd at 11:00am.

POSTED 9/30/2016

   

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On September 29, 2016 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the long awaited legislation allowing New York City to extend the alternative veterans' tax exemption to school taxes.  Click Here to see the Governor's Press release.  It is now up to the City Council for final approval.  There will be an announcement at the Marine Corps League (46 Ontario Ave) on Monday, October 3rd at 11:00am.

POSTED 9/7/2016

   

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This coming Sunday will be September 11, 2016 marking 15 years since that fateful day. Let's take a moment to remember those who lost their lives as responders, those in the towers, and those who lost their lives since then as a result of that day. Remember the fallen and wounded who, in the service of our country and with honor and patriotism, responded and continue to respond to the events of that day. Yes, on Sept 11, 2016 there is cause to pause, remember, and honor. Remember...

If you wish to reflect your thoughts in our Post's guest book please sign in to our guest book

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Do you have a 100% VA Disability Rating?  If you do then your spouse or dependent may be eligible for CHAMPS VA, the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veteran Affairs where the VA shares the cost of certain health services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries.  Click Here for a complete description, eligibility requirements,  and the on-line fillable Application for CHAMP VA Benefits.

 

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A few dates of upcoming events to keep in mind:

September 17, 2016 - 12:00 Noon - VFW/AMVETS Picnic at VFW Post 7172 Headquarters.  Sign-up sheet at the Post headquarters in the lounge area.

September 18, 2016 - 11:00AM - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park at Manor Rd. and Martling Ave - POW/MIA Ceremony by VVA Chapter 421.

September 24, 2016 - 12 Noon - Marine Corps League 46 Ontario Ave.  - Military Appreciation Day by the Marine Corps 246th Detachment in partnership with Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 NY.  Click Here for flyer and more information.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Road Home Foundation to assist active duty and retired military personnel who have been injured in the Global War on Terror.  The foundation was started by Alex Marrocco, father of Post 917 member Brendan Marroco.  Click Here for more information about the Road Home Foundation.

POSTED 8/17/2016

   

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There will be a meeting on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 2-4PM at Civic Hall, 156 Fifth Ave, Second Floor near East 20th St. Manhattan.  Click Here for information from Richie Chan, DAV Chapter 28.  Related links are:
Veterans Property Tax Exemption Proposal
Find your block & Lot Number
Your NYC Property Tax Exemptions are how they are calculated

 

POSTED 5/28/2016

   

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Post 917 came through for needy veteran, Joe Meizlik, with the donation and installation of an Air Conditioner.  Click Here for photos & SI Live story.

POSTED 4/13/2016

   

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AMVETS Post 917 and 103 in support of the Books for Vets program.  CLICK HERE for more information

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Click Here For new job opportunities.

POSTED 3/19/2016

   

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It is with sadness that we report the passing of John R. Tamburri Sr.  Funeral and wake arrangemnents are as follows:

Viewing and Service at Hanley Funeral Home
60 New Dorp Ln, Staten Island, NY 10306
(347) 673-0280
Viewing: Sunday Mar 20, 2-4 and 7-9
Funeral Service: Monday 10 am

At the family’s request In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the John R. Tamburri Jr AMVETS Memorial Post 917 (AMVETS Post 917)

CLICK HERE to leave a message on the guest book (until April 19, 2016)

CLICK HERE for John's Obituary Column

 

POSTED 3/9/2016

   

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Do you know of any Veterans or active duty personnel that would like to be honored or should be honored.  Click Here for information  on "The NY Mets Honoring Veterans"

POSTED 3/3/2016

   

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Click Here For new job opportunities.

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Click Here to get more information on a great opportunity to help and support a fundraising effort for our wounded troops at the Walter Reed hospital in Bethesda Md.

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Do you know anyone that needs Visiting Nursing Service?  Would you like to be part of the Visiting Nursing Service team offering comfort to veterans? - Click here for more information

POSTED 2/24/2016

   

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There are new job openings - Click here for more information

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There's a new mobile app for veterans - Click here for more information

POSTED 2/4/2016

   

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There are new job openings - Click here for more information

POSTED 1/9/2016

   

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Post 917 is receives a donation from the All Island Kiwanis club.  Click here for photos.

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There are new job openings - Click here for more information

POSTED 12/5/2015

   

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Post 917 will receive donation from the All Island Kiwanis.  The donation comes from the Pinot Palette's fundraiser.

POSTED 11/9/2015

   

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Post 917 comes through for WWII veteran - read all about it  Click Here

POSTED 11/2/2015

   

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Joe Bello's Nov 1, 2015 NyMetroVets Nov 1, 2015 newsletter is now available.  The newsletter contains veterans news and events.  Click Here

POSTED 10/15/2015

 

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Be aware that certain retirees and pension plans allow reimbursement for all or a portion of your Medicare Part B premiums.  NYC retirees for the most part reimburse the premiums.  Contact your plan provider or former employer to see if you are entitled to a reimbursement.

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A reminder...If you have a VA Disability rating then, in addition to your veteran tax exemption, you are entitled to an additional exemption on your real estate taxes.  To see your NYC Property Tax Exemptions and how they are calculated - Click Here (you need block & lot number)    Click Here to find your block & lot number.

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See some benefits offered to wounded military and veterans provided by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration).  Click Here for more information.

POSTED 10/9/2015

 

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The Activity Form is now online. The form should be used by members who participate in Post activities that benefit veterans.  Applicable data reported on the form will be reported to AMVETS National as part of the Post's programs activities.  Members are urged to use this form so that reportable activities are not lost.  Click Here to go to the form.  The forma can also be accessed from the Forms /Documents option on our websites home page.

POSTED 10/2/2015 - VETERANS DAY 2015

 

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Veterans Day Free Meals & Coupons.  Click Here

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Veterans Information Seminar with complimentary breakfast - Nov 12, 2015.  Click Here

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20 Restaurants offering free meals.  Click Here

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NYC Veterans Day Parade - Nov 11. 2015. Click Here

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St. Adalbert's annual Veterans Day Breakfast - Nov 5, 2015.  Click Here

POSTED 9/11/2015

 

Today is September 11, 2015 marking 14 years since that fateful day. Let's take a moment to remember those who lost their lives as responders, those in the towers, and those who lost their lives since then as a result of that fateful day. Remember the fallen and wounded who, in the service of our country and with honor and patriotism, responded and continue to respond to the events of that day. Yes, today there is cause to pause, remember, and honor. Remember...

 

POSTED 9/10/2015

 
  • Post 917 received two recognition awards for their continued support of wounded troops and job placements for veterans.  Click Here the Staten Island Welcomes Our Heroes 2015 recognition.  Click Here for the Career Center recognition award.

 

POSTED 9/3/2015

 
  • September 26, 2015 - Military Appreciation Day by the Marine Corps 246th Detachment in partnership with Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 NY.  Click Here for flyer and more information.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Road Home Foundation to assist active duty and retired military personnel who have been injured in the Global War on Terror.  The foundation was started by Alex Marrocco, father of Post 917 member Brendan Marroco.  Click Here for more information about the Road Home Foundation.
  • The Staten Island Vet Center on 60 Bay Street, First Floor, Staten Island, NY 10301 is holding an open house on September 18, 2015 - 10:00am-1:00pm.  Click Here for more information.

POSTED 7/27/2015

 
  • Veterans Identification Card Act 2015 Enacted.  Click Here for more Information.

POSTED 7/16/2015

 
  • Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration
  • Earn an AMVETS Challenge Coin - for information Click Here.
  • Win an AMVETS challenge coin and vacation in California - for information Click Here.
  • AMVETS National Service Foundation Four Day Educational Experience at Valley Forge Pa. Click Here.

POSTED 6/16/2015

 
  • New FDNY Job Posting Click Here.

  • 2015 Recipients of Scholarship Program - Click Here.

  • Important Announcement from VA New York Harbor Healthcare System - Click Here

POSTED 2/25/2015

 
  • Announcing Staten Island Welcomes Our Heroes (SIWOH) 2015.  Click Here for more the announcement flyer.  Also visit the SIWOH Website for more Information.

POSTED 2/23/2015

 
  • Recognize and pay tribute to Vietnam Veterans on Vietnam Veterans Day - March 28, 2015 - Click Here for more Information.

POSTED 11/6/2014

 
  • On December 16, 2014 the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Chapter #52 will host a ceremony recognizing the 70th anniversary of the epic battle. Click Here
  • Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act.  Click Here
  • The all island Kiwanis Club will be holding a fundraiser for AMVETS Post 917 on November 18.  For more information Click Here

POSTED 10/10/2014

 

VETERANS DAY 2014 EVENTS

  • Veterans Day Freebies.  Click Here
  • Veterans Day Free Meals.  Click Here
  • Salute to Veterans Breakfast Nov 5, 2014.  Click Here
  • Salute to Women Who Served Nov 6, 2014.  Click Here
  • St. Adalbert's annual Veterans Day Breakfast Nov 6, 2014.  Click Here

  • Veterans Memorial Service for Veterans and Family at the Hampton Inn 900 South Ave - Nov 11, 2014 at 9AM.  Refreshments will be served.

  • Salute to Star Spangled Banner Nov 7, 2014.  Click Here
  • Salute to Korean War Veterans Nov 8, 2014.  Click Here
  • Salute to Vietnam Veterans Nov 9, 2014.  Click Here
  • Veterans Church Service Nov 9, 2014.  Click Here
  • Saluting Our Veterans Nov 10, 2014.  Click Here
  • Basetrack Live Nov 11, 2014.  Click Here
  • NYC Veterans Day Parade Nov 11, 2014.  Click Here

POSTED 10/7/2014

 
  • St. Adalbert will have its annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Nov 6, 2014.  Click Here

  • Harrisburg, PA POW-MIA National Chair of Honor Dedication Oct. 15, 2014.  Click Here

  • Salute to Veterans Breakfast Nov 5, 2014.  Click Here

  • A reminder - next general member meeting is on November 5th.

POSTED 9/10/2014

 
  • On Oct 25, 2014 AMVETS Post 917 in partnership with VFW Post 7172 will hold a Veterans' Resource Day at the VFW Post Headquarters from 1PM-4PM.  For More Information Click Here

  • POW-MIA information is now available.  From the home page you can select the "Other Links" or click on the POW-MIA link under the flags in the upper right hand corner on the home page.

  • A reminder - next general member meeting is on October 1st.

POSTED 8/9/2014

 
  • Post 917 Welcomes Mary LaManna as a member of Post 917's Service Committee.

  • Post 917 Welcomes new member Scott Drummond, Iraq War Veteran- Welcome aboard Scott

  • Fr. Capodanno Memorial Service takes place on Sept 4, 2014 - Click Here for more Information.

POSTED 6/5/2014

 

  • Post 917 Welcomes new member Chris Russell, Iraq War Veteran- Welcome aboard Chris

  • Post 917 Installation Dinner 6/21/2014 at 5:30 PM at the VFW Post Headquarters.

  • June 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM Day of Remembrance at the Vietnam Memorial On Manor Road.

  • NOTE:  There is no meeting in July.  The next general meeting will be held on August 6, 2014.

POSTED 5/30/2014

 

POSTED 5/26/2014

 

  • Governor Cuomo Encourages Veterans to apply for new Lifetime Liberty Pass - Click Here.

POSTED 5/25/2014

 

  • With sadness we report the passing of Jimmy Capodanno, brother of Father Vincent Capodanno.  Click here for SI Live coverage.

    The wake will take place at Scamardella Funeral Home, Inc., 332 Broadway, West Brighton, on Tuesday 5/27/14. Visitation from 3-8 P.M .   Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday 5/28/14 at The Fr. Vincent R. Capodanno Memorial Chapel at Ft. Wadsworth at 10AM.  Interment at The Cemetery of the Resurrection following the Mass.

POSTED 5/13/2014

 

  • Are you running in the Advance Memorial Run?  If you're a member of AMVETS Post 917 and are running in the race please gve Danny Ingellis a call at (646) 823-7205.

POSTED 5/9/2014

 

  • The Staten Island Welcomes Our Heroes (SIWOH) 2014 slideshow is now on-line.  Go to our Photo & Video Gallery Page.  A video of the event will be available soon.  Also read the Staten Island Advance articles about the event.  Go to our In-The-News page to read these articles along with other interesting news items.

POSTED 4/3/2014

 

  • The Post 917 Jacket order form is now on-line.  Access the form from the "Forms" home page or click here to go directly to the form.

POSTED 3/19/2014

 

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POSTED 3/8/2014

 

  • March 29 VIETNAM VETERANS DAY is before Congress now. Take the time and spread the word to all your fellow veterans, to let your U.S. Senators to support Senate Bill S.409 www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s409March 29, 1973 was the day that the last combat U.S. troops left Vietnam marking the end of U.S. combat operations in that country.  Please sign and mail petition letters to Senator Schumer & Gillibrand to get March 29 designated as a national day of remembrance.   Please Click Here to get to our Bulletin Board see the petition letters that you can sign and send to Senator Schumer & Senator Gillibrand.

  • Stanley Lada 102nd Birthday - Check out the proclamation and photos.  Go to our Photo Gallery.

POSTED 3/3/2014

 

  • Visit our Bulletin Board to See message and photo from Stanley Lada's grandaughter.

  • If you missed Brendan Marrocco's appearance on the David Letterman show then click here.

POSTED 2/8/2014

 

  • Time to sing HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our member, Stanley Lada, who, on February 7, 2014, celebrated his 102nd birthday.  Stanley, from all of us - Happy Birthday and God Bless.  In view of this momentous and happy occasion, AMVETS Post 917 has issued a proclamation.  The proclamation has been posted on our Bulletin Board, or Click Here.

  • Our Quiz and facts selection has been updated - try it out - Click Here

POSTED 2/5/2014

 

  • There is now a BLOOD SUPPLY EMERGENCY.  Please consider donating blood at the Blood Drive hosted by VFW Post 7172 and administered by the NY Blood Center on February 11, 2014.  Click Here for more information.  Please give.  Appointments are encouraged - Sign up online at the NY Blood Center or call 800-933-2566.

POSTED 1/27/2014

 
  • We have added a Bulletin Board to our website.  The bulletin board will contain information and announcements that will be remain posted as long as necessary.  The Announcements page will still contain announcements in a stacked (latest on top) format.  Members are urged to periodically check the Announcements and Bulletin Board which can be accessed from the Home page.

POSTED 1/24/2014

Calendar of Events

  • See your NYC Property Tax Exemptions and how they are calculated - Click Here (you need block & lot number) or use the "Other Links" tab from the home page followed by the "Veteran Benefits - Support" selection.   Click Here to find your block & lot number.

POSTED 1/17/2014

 
  • There will be a Blood Drive hosted by VFW Post 7172 and administered by the NY Blood Center on February 11, 2014.  Click Here for more information.  Please give.  Appointments are encouraged - Sign up online at the NY Blood Center or call 800-933-2566.

POSTED 12/19/2013

 
  • VFW Post 7172's next Atlantic City Bus Trip is scheduled for January 30, 2014.  For more details and reservations contact Frank D'Agosto at 347-285-851.

  • Slideshow of Staten Island Welcomes Our Heroes 2013 is now inline.  See it from our Home Page or Click Here for a direct link.

  • There is NO MEETING in January.  The next general meeting is scheduled for February 5, 2014.

 

POSTED 11/6/2013

 

VFW Post 7172's next Atlantic City Bus Trip is scheduled for Nov 21st.  For more details and reservations contact Frank D'Agosto at 347-285-8512.

 

POSTED 11/4/2013

 

Photos and Video of the Westerleigh Soap Box Derby are no available on our Photo & Video Gallery Page.

 

POSTED 10/29/2013

 

Don't forget St. Adalbert's Veterans Day Breakfast on November 7.  You MUST make reservations to attend.  Call 718-442-2020.  The school is located at 355 Morningstar Road.

 

POSTED 10/25/2013

 

It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of member Peter Romano Sr., father of our comrade member Peter Romano.  Our condolences go out to Peter and the entire Romano family.  Comrade Peter Romano Sr., RIP, we salute you.

Click here for Mr. Romano's obituary

Click Here  to sign his guest book until 11/24/2013

 

POSTED 10/23/2013

 

The following videos have been posted in our "In the News" page.  Please view these videos.  The "Moving Tribute to all who made the Ultimate Sacrifice" will, without a doubt, bring tears.

"We are Americans - with President Reagan", "Bob Hope - A Memory Left for All", "Moving Tribute to All who made the Ultimate Sacrifice"

 

POSTED 10/22/2013

 
  • On November 11th there will be Monologues and Music on Broadway Honoring U.S. Armed Forces - For more information Click Here

  • Can you score better than our educators?  Take the Quiz - Click Here to go to our Quiz, Facts, Quotes page.

  • According to U.S. Central Command as of today 6744 service men and women have perished in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn to date since September 11, 2001. In remembrance of the fallen, beginning the morning of November 7th, 2013 the College of Staten Island, CUNY Veterans Support Services (VSS) will place a single flag, each bearing the name of every service member who has lost their life on, CSI’s Great Lawn. Cosponsored with Disabilities and Veterans Affairs Commission, Student Government, Veterans Educational Transition Services and the Armed Forces Club,  a Retreat Ceremony beginning at 4:45 pm on November 8, 2013 will conclude the program. The flags will remain until 5:00 PM.

    In honor of those fallen heroes, Veterans Support Services is working to raise funds for a Military Service Scholarship! The scholarship will go to assist student veterans who are not eligible for state or federal veteran education benefits. To Donate online go to: http://www.csi.cuny.edu/veterans/pdf/FlagsftFallen.pdf. Select Flags for the Fallen in the Designation drop box to donate!.  If you have any questions regarding the event or the scholarship please contact: Ann Treadaway, M.A.

    (718) 982-3108 ann.treadaway@csi.cuny.edu Director, Veterans Support Services

 

POSTED 10/12/2013

 
  • Veteran status on NY State drivers license is now available.  Please click here for more information on how to apply.

POSTED 9/27/2013

 
  • There is an Executive Board Meeting October 2. 2013 at 6:30PM at the VFW 7172 Post Headquarters.

POSTED 9/19/2013

 
  • The Blue Fish Tournament originally scheduled for Oct. 4,5,6 has been cancelled.

POSTED 8/31/2013

 
  • The dates for the BLUE FISHING Tournament Fundraiser have been changed to Oct. 4,5,6. (CANCELLED)

POSTED 8/8/2013

 
  • Hearing Our Heroes students from Monsignor Farrell High School will be holding two events.  A game event for veterans on September 21 and a barbecue on September 22.  These students continue to honor veterans.  Members are urged to honor these students by attending the events.  For more information go to our Calendar of events.
  • There will be a fundraiser event on October 5, 2013 at the Lily Red restaurant.  Proceeds to go to AMVETS Post 917 support of the wounded troops at Walter Reed Medical Center.  For more information on contributing to the fundraiser click here.

POSTED 8/1/2013

 
  • BLUE FISHING Tournament Fundraiser Oct 4, 5, 6.  Click here for flyer and entry form.

POSTED 7/7/2013

 
  • Welcome to our new Website