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.
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If you would like our help, or you know of a Veteran in need, please contact us at 919-542-0927 or at email@example.com and let us know how we can help.
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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 (16 November 2021) – Joe Wagner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7313 is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021-22 Youth and Education award competitions:
- Voice of Democracy - Established in 1947, this program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in a recorded audio essay on a democratic and patriotic theme. This year the winners at the Post level were Willian Zinn - First Place, $100; Hannah Kelly - Second Place, $75 and Aidan Zinn - Third Place, $50. William and Hannah, 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, "America: where do we go from here?”.
- 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 Braydon Timpy - First Place, $100; Domenico Amelio - Second Place, $75 and Jackson Trum - Third Place, $50. Braydon and Domenico, 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, "How Can I Be A Good American?”.
- 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 Stephen Coble, a history teacher at the Haw River Christian Academy, Pittsboro, North Carolina. He was sponsored by the Post to the VFW North Carolina District 9 level of the competition.
The winners and their families have been invited to an award presentation ceremony at the Post’s regular monthly meeting at 6:30pm on 23 November 2021.
Forty-five (45) students participated in the Post level essay competitions 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.
ABOUT THE VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation's largest and oldest major war veterans’ organization. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With nearly 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in nearly 6,400 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans’ service organization is proud to proclaim "NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org.
ABOUT JOE WAGNER POST 7313: VFW Post 7313 serves veterans, military families and their local communities in Pittsboro, Siler City, all of Chatham County and the surrounding areas. The Post was founded on 16 May 1946 by 39 Chatham County veterans and was incorporated on 11 June 1992. VFW National granted a Perpetual Charter to the Joe Wagner Post on 29 December 2004. Regular meetings are held 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! For more information or to join, visit our website at vfw7313.org.
Contact:Gregory Flood, Quartermaster/Adjutant
919-542-0927 or 919-260-8794
...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.
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a Nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13
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!