It is with a sad heart that Joe Wagner Post 7313 announces the passing of our Post Commander Thomas J. "Doc" Wasileski. He served our nation and this Post well and will be sorely missed. His obituary and details on funeral service can be found at: http://www.donaldsonfunerals.com/notices/ThomasDocSki-Wasileski.------------------------------------------------------------The Veterans of Foreign Wars annually recognizes the nationâ€™s top classroom elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote Americaâ€™s history and traditions effectively. This year Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 (http://vfw7313.org) in Pittsboro is participating in the Teacher of the Year Program.
Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism are prime candidates for this award. For example, do you know a teacher who plans field trips to city hall or organizes community volunteer projects? Maybe you know an instructor who invites veterans into the classroom to discuss their military experiences. Perhaps you are familiar with a teacher who fosters the development of democratic values and beliefs through special projects. If you know of such a teacher, honor him or her today with the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.
The rules eligibility requirements and submission form can be found below. Anyone can make a submission and the deadline for submissions to the Post is 31 October 2017.
"That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotionâ€”that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vainâ€”that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedomâ€”and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln "
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. - William Shakespeare"