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Joe Wagner Post 7313 - Pittsboro, North Carolina

Joe Wagner Post 7313 is located at 219 West Street, Pittsboro, NC.  Our meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month - dinner is served at 1830 and the meeting begins at 1900.  You can also find us at First Sunday in downtown Pittsboro.

Please check out our ANNOUNCEMENTS below and our CALENDAR for more events.

 If you would like our help, or you know of a Veteran in need, please contact us at 919-542-0927 or at info@vfw7313.org and let us know how we can help.  

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

Voice of Democracy

Commander C.P. Stewart of Joe Wagner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7313 has announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition. Local high school students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C. 

Students in grades 9 to 12 must write and record a three-to-five minute essay on the selected theme using a flash drive and present their recording, typed essay and completed entry form to the Post by October 31. The 2022-23 theme selected is "Why Is The Veteran Important?”. Students begin by competing at the local Post level, then Post winners compete at the District level with the winners advancing to the state  and national competitions. 

All state first-place winners receive a four day trip to Washington, D.C., and the chance to compete for their share of more than $150,000 in scholarships. The first-place winner receives a $30,000 college scholarship. 

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) started the Voice of Democracy Scholarship program in 1947. The VFW became a national sponsor in the late 1950s and assumed sole responsibility for the program in 1961. The competition was created to provide students grades in 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regard to democratic ideas and principles. 

Around 40,000 students participate in the competition each year and VFW awards more than $2.1 million in educational scholarships every year. 
Interested students and teachers should contact the Voice of Democracy Chairman at joe Wagner Post 7313 by phone at 919-542-0927 or email the Post at info@vfw7313.org for more information. 

For additional details and entry forms, visit: https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships.

Patriot's Pen
 
Commander C.P. Stewart of Joe Wagner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7313 announced the kick-off of the VFW’s annual Patriot’s Pen youth essay competition. Middle school students in grades 6-8 in this area have the opportunity to compete and win thousands of dollars in national awards.

The VFW enacted the Patriot’s Pen competition in 1995 to encourage young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society by composing a 300- to 400-word patriotic-themed essay. The theme for the 2022-2023 competition is "My Pledge To Our Veterans.”

Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Post winners advance to District competition with District winners advancing to the state and national competitions. State first-place winners compete for their share of thousands of dollars in awards, and the national first-place winner is awarded $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Each year, more than 125,000 students participate nationwide. Deadline for student entries is October 31, and interested students and teachers should contact Joe Wagner Post 7313 by phone at 919-542-0927 or email the Post at info@vfw7313.org for more information.

For additional details and entry forms, visit: https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships.
 
Teacher of the Year
 
Commander C.P. Stewart of Joe Wagner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7312 has announced the kick-off of this year’s Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award contest. 

Every year, the VFW recognizes exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students. The winning teachers from each (state) Department receive a national citation for themselves, and one for their school. 

Current certified/licensed teachers of grades K-12 can be nominated by fellow teachers, students, family members, other interested individuals or nominate themselves. Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism, and strive to help students develop a better understanding of democratic values and beliefs are prime candidates for the award. Nominations must be turned in by October 31, 2022 to either info@vfw7313.org or:

Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313
P.O. Box 1775
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312 

Nominated teachers compete at the local VFW Post level with the winner advancing to the district level competition, if applicable, with the winner advancing to the state level competition by Jan. 1 2023. State first place winners are advanced to National Headquarters by Feb. 1 2023 for national level competition. 

The VFW enacted the Teacher of the Year award contest in 1999 as a way to identify and recognize America’s best educators. The VFW annually recognizes the nation’s top teachers who instill a sense of national pride in students by teaching citizenship education topics regularly and promoting America’s history and traditions effectively. 

If you are interested in nominating yourself, or a teacher you know for this contest, visit https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/teacher-of-the-year for details and entry forms.
 


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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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The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 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.

Post News

Important Info for Post7313 Members

Lafayette Escadrille

A full year before the United States entered World War I—and two years before it sent its own planes into combat—a small group of well-heeled, well-educated idealistic young Americans were already in France eager to fight.

VFW Post Announces Youth and Education Contest Winners

Joe Wagner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7313 is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021-22 Youth and Education award competitions

National News

Important info from National VFW

'Thanks for the Heroes Among Us'

WASHINGTON - As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I would like all of us to reflect with thankfulness in our hearts on the ...

VFW, BMBFC Law Collaborate to assist with Camp Lejeune Claims

WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is today announcing an agreement in which it is entrusting the experienced environ...

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OUR MISSION

 VFW Post 7313 is located at 219 West Street, Pittsboro, North Carolina.  
 

Our 2022-2023 Objectives are:

1.    Assist 12 Chatham County Veterans with VA Claims

2.    Partner with Cora for a Food Drive

3.    Partner with Toys for Tots for Families in Need

4.    Partner with Veteran Owned Businesses 

5.    Partner with local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Troops

6.    Partner with Chatham County Schools

7.    Partner with Lions Club

8.    Sponsor a Youth Team

9.    Increase Donor List

10.   Increase Membership by 50

 


We are hosting the following the events:

1.    9/11 Memorial on 9/11 at 1200 (Chatham County Courthouse)

2.    Flag Retirement Ceremonies Quarterly

3.    Free eye checks and glasses drop off (TBD)

4.    Blood Drives (Approximately Monthly)

5.    Veterans Christmas Dinner (December - To Be Announced)

 


If you can help us with our objectives or our events, please contact us at 919-542-0927 or email us at info@vfw7313.org - thank you!

 
"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.”