POST 7313

Joe Wagner Post 7313 - Pittsboro, North Carolina

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Welcome to the website of Joe Wagner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7313!

VFW Post 7313 serves Pittsboro, Siler City, all of Chatham County and the surrounding areas.

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except December) at 6:30 p.m. at 219 West Street, Pittsboro, North Carolina. New members are always welcome!

Feel free to contact us with any questions or information. If you know a veteran, service member or veteran/service member's family in need of assistance, please let us know.

We can be reached via email at info@vfw7313.org or by phone at 919-542-0927.

If you are a veteran and would like to join the VFW, we invite you to fill out our Join the VFW form.

You can find more information about the Post on our Facebook Page and Twitter.

The North Carolina Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities.  We invite you to explore this website and our entire VFW North Carolina network of sites to learn more about our organization.


Announcements

Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 to Honor Vietnam Era Veterans with Commemorative Pins April 21


In partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 will honor all who served during the Vietnam War with commemorative lapel pins.


Any Vietnam-era Veteran who served on active duty between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, is eligible to receive a United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin. In addition, the surviving spouse of a deceased Vietnam Veteran is also eligible for a special pin.


 "Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 is privileged to partner with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration to offer this token of our Nation’s appreciation to those who served during the Vietnam War, especially to those who paid the ultimate price defending our country and to their spouses,” said Junior Vice Commander Andy Cochran. "There were too few that served during the Vietnam era that received the proper homecoming that their distinguished service respectfully deserves. Our Post is truly honored to commemorate and honor these distinguished veterans that served our country.”


Eligible veterans and surviving spouses are invited to attend a pin presentation ceremony at Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 at 12:00 noon on April 21, 2018. If you would like to attend this event and receive a commemorative pin, you are requested to provide Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 with your name, branch of service and years of service by Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (qmpost7313@vfwnc.com or 919-542-0927). This will assist us to ensure a sufficient number of pins is available. Visit http://vfw7313.org for updated information on the event.


The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration is a program administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The U.S. began commemoration of the Vietnam War’s 50th anniversary in 2012 and will continue through Veterans Day 2025.


The North Carolina Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities.  Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 serves Pittsboro, Siler City, all of Chatham County and the surrounding areas.  We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except December) at 6:30 p.m. at 219 West Street, Pittsboro, North Carolina.


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VFW Patriotic Youth Scholarship Contest Opens


The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is now accepting entries for its 2018-19 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions. The announcement comes just a week after the VFW’s 2018 Legislative Conference concluded in Washington, D.C., where the top students from across the globe were recognized.

 

Dedicated to encouraging a better understanding and appreciation of America, the VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay competitions help foster patriotism among today’s youth. The programs also foster friendly competition as well as rewards success in the form of some $3 million in scholarship monies being distributed.

 

The Voice of Democracy theme for 2018-19 asks high school students to reflect on "Why My Vote Matters.” The audio-essay competition is open to all students in grades 9-12, with the top prize being a $30,000 scholarship award. Nearly 40,000 high school students complete in the annual competition. This year’s winner was Robyn Anzulis, sponsored by VFW Post 10076 and its Auxiliary in Mt. Airy, Md. Listen to her award-winning audio-essay here.

 

The Patriot’s Pen essay competition is open to all students in grades 6-8, and the 2018-19 competition asks students to examine the statement, "Why I Honor the American Flag.” The first-place winner will receive a $5,000 award. More than 132,000 students competed in this year’s Patriot’s Pen competition, with the first-place winner being Karolina Mazur, sponsored by VFW Post 521 and its Auxiliary in Owings Mills, Md. Listen to her award-winning entry here.

 

Student entries may be submitted (along with a completed entry form) to their local participating VFW Post:


Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313

P.O. Box 1775

Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312


Submissions are evaluated and winners move up through the organization from Post to District, State and National with financial awards at each level. The deadline for both contests is October 31, 2018.

 

Read more about the contests.

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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...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.

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 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

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Carrier Pigeon Communications

From Seapower Magazine: As the U.S. Navy transitioned from wood and sail to steel and steam, the advantages of speed and maneuverability posed challenges to a naval force that was not experienced in conducting fleet operations. Flag hoists and flashing lights were effective when ships steamed within line of sight, but the commander’s ability to direct fleet units operating over the horizon was problematic.

Scout of the Year Program 2018

Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 is now accepting applications for the Scout of the Year program.

Statewide News

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Teen from North Carolina in the Running to Win a $30,000 Scholarship from the VFW!

The VFW's Voice of Democracy competition allows high school students to compete for more than $2.1 million in scholarships and incentives.

2018 Patriot's Pen Winners

The VFW's Patriot's Pen competition allows high school students to compete for scholarships and incentives.

National News

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VFW to Deliver Veterans' Voice to Congress

WASHINGTON More than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. are arriving in the nations capital this...

VFW Launches Mobile App for 2017 Legislative Conference

KANSAS CITY, Mo. With its 2017 Legislative Conference only weeks away, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of...

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"That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.”