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 or by phone at 919-542-0927.

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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.


VFW Post Announces Youth and Education Contest Winners

 Pittsboro, NC (2 January 2019) – Joe Wagner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7313 is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018-19 Youth and Education award contests:

  1. Voice of Democracy - Established in 1947, this audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. This year the winners at the Post level were Chase Miller - First Place, $100 and Abbey Bullock - Second Place, $75. Chase, the first place winner, was sponsored by the Post to the VFW North Carolina District 9 level of the competition. His winning essay was based on this year’s theme, Why My Vote Matters.
  2. Patriot’s Pen - Established in 1995, this youth essay competition for grades 6, 7 and 8 was enacted as a way to encourage young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society while improving their writing skills. This year the winners at the Post level were Elizabeth Dupree - First Place, $100; Nathaniel Hull - Second Place, $75 and Isabella Segnere - Third Place, $50. Elizabeth and Nathaniel, the first and second place winners, were sponsored by the Post to the VFW North Carolina District 9 level of the competition. Their winning essays were based on this year’s theme, Why I Honor the American Flag.
  3. Teacher of the Year - Each year the VFW recognizes exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and patriotism to their students and to promote America’s history, traditions and citizenship education effectively. This year the winner at the Post level with an award of $100 was Ms Toni Maples, a CTE Business Teacher at Cordova Middle School, Cordova, North Carolina. She was sponsored by the Post to the VFW North Carolina District 9 level of the competition.

Twenty-one Chatham County students participated in the Post level competition this year. Winners at the Post level have the opportunity to move through the District and Department (State) levels to compete at the national level for individual awards ranging from $500 to $30,000. 

The essay winners and their families were hosted for dinner and the award presentation at the Post’s regular monthly meeting on 27 November 2018. Ms Maples received her award at a ceremony at her school on 13 December 2018.

Left to Right: Abbey Bulbrook, Chase Miller, Elizabeth Dupree, Isabella Segnere and Nathaniel Hull

Left to Right: Gregory Flood, Post Quartermaster and Toni Maples, Teacher of the Year

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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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Important Info for Post7313 Members

The Advent of Drones Predated World War I

The recently discovered Juneau and sister ship Atlanta, both sunk near Guadalcanal on Nov. 13, 1942, were designed and constructed prior to World War II to address a weakness that had become apparent prior to the German invasion of Poland in September 1939: fleet air defense.

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.

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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Scholarship Gives Veteran a Chance to Finish College

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Veterans Groups Say $103 Billion in Funding Needed for FY20

WASHINGTON - In advance of the Administration's budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 and advance appropriations for FY 2021, t...



"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.”