Our lives were forever changed by our service. Today, we honor our Brothers and Sisters who lost their lives by telling their stories, keeping them close in our hearts, and serving their families.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from falling hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. - Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
Welcome, Comrades. We are looking to grow our post and we need you. Your membership helps serves the Veterans of Chatham County. Your service will help us provide military honors at funerals, strengthen our community, and assist our Brothers and Sisters with their VA claims.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
For additional details and entry forms, visit: https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships.
Patriot's PenCommander 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For additional details and entry forms, visit: https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships.Teacher of the YearCommander 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 email@example.com or:
Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313P.O. Box 1775Pittsboro, 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.
...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.
You were not alone over there. You are not alone now. There are 20 million veterans who would give their lives for you. Please don't take yours.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org - thank you!