VFW Post 1177

VFW Post 1177 We are Veterans of Foreign Wars Loudoun County Post 1177. www.vfw1177.org Our post is comprised of over 300+ veterans who served our country during WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, actions in Bosnia and other distant places, and most recently during the current Global War on Terror.

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We hopeHi everyone!  to see you this Saturday to celebrate the birthday of military veteran Roy Jackson!! On Saturday, O...
10/01/2021

We hopeHi everyone! to see you this Saturday to celebrate the birthday of military veteran Roy Jackson!!

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, Chariots of Honor is hosting an honorary birthday procession for military veteran Roy L. Jackson, in celebration of his 85th birthday.

We invite everyone to participate in the veteran birthday honor procession.

Mr. Jackson honorably served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. During his time in the U.S. Army, he served in the 2nd Armored Division post-Korean War.

As an Airman in the U.S. Air Force, he served in various commands throughout the world supporting command, control, and global warning systems.

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021

Meeting Location: Old Waterford Road in front of Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg, Virginia

Meetup Time: 1:00 pm
Start Parade Time: 2:00 pm
End Parade Time: 4:00 pm

After the procession, all are welcome to wish Mr. Jackson a Happy Birthday at 204 Ayr Street, N.W., Leesburg, Virginia 20176

Note: COVID-19 social distance will be in effect accordingly.

#HonorProcession
#MilitaryHonor

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, Chariots of Honor is hosting an honorary birthday procession for military veteran Roy L. Jackson, in celebration of his 85th birthday.

We invite everyone to participate in the veteran birthday honor procession.

Mr. Jackson honorably served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. During his time in the U.S. Army, he served in the 2nd Armored Division post-Korean War.

As an Airman in the U.S. Air Force, he served in various commands throughout the world supporting command, control, and global warning systems.

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021

Meeting Location: Old Waterford Road in front of Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg, Virginia

Meetup Time: 1:00 pm
Start Parade Time: 2:00 pm
End Parade Time: 4:00 pm

After the procession, all are welcome to wish
Mr. Jackson a Happy Birthday at 204 Ayr Street, N.W., Leesburg, Virginia 20176

Note: COVID-19 social distance will be in effect accordingly.

September 18, 2021: Chariots of Honor learned about the passing of TSgt Merle Ernest Hancock who we celebrated  his 97th...
09/18/2021

September 18, 2021:
Chariots of Honor learned about the passing of TSgt Merle Ernest Hancock who we celebrated his 97th birthday this past May. He passed away this morning.

It was an honor to celebrate him in May, considering today's news.

May God bless TSgt Hancock and his family.

Chariots of Honor

September 18, 2021:
Chariots of Honor learned about the passing of TSgt Merle Ernest Hancock who we celebrated his 97th birthday this past May. He passed away this morning.

It was an honor to celebrate him in May, considering today's news. Thank you his family and all the participants who spent time to celebrate his birthday.

May God bless TSgt Hancock and his family.

Chariots of Honor

This day is dedicated to all those who work tirelessly for the benefit of all. Happy Labor Day!#HappyLaborDay
09/06/2021

This day is dedicated to all those who work tirelessly for the benefit of all. Happy Labor Day!
#HappyLaborDay

This day is dedicated to all those who work tirelessly for the benefit of all. Happy Labor Day!
#HappyLaborDay

Remember Everyone Deployed #REDFriday#REDEveryday
08/27/2021

Remember Everyone Deployed
#REDFriday
#REDEveryday

Remember Everyone Deployed
#REDFriday
#REDEveryday

Hi everyone!  If you enjoy driving fast and a little friendly competition, sign up for the race scheduled for Sunday, Oc...
08/07/2021

Hi everyone! If you enjoy driving fast and a little friendly competition, sign up for the race scheduled for Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Summit Point Raceway in support for VetsRally4Vets.

Our mission is to raise funds to prevent veteran su***de. Our goal is to raise enough funds to purchase five+ companion dogs.

Sign up for the race here:
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2021-vets-rally-4-summit-point-raceway-jefferson-vetsrally4vets-856222

#VetsRally4Vets

Hi Everyone. Register for the race on Sunday, October 10, 2021.

If you ready to become the 2021 Top Dog Driver, register here:
https://vetsrally4vets.com/registration-open-for-2021-top-dog-track-cross-championship-at-summit-point/

We now have 4 registered drivers and another 16 people on the information list. So far it's one Army and 3 Navy.
Congrats Navy, but where is the Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and - yes - Space Command!

We will have SCCA driving coaches available to drive with novice drivers on the first several runs to get them up to speed.
By Friday, I will send the codes for registered drivers to have their free coaching session with Racers360.

Be sure and reach out to your service buds and get them signed up as well. It would be pretty sweet to have some units teams.
Allez!

On this day in 1945: At 0245 hours, a four-engine, long range heavy bomber of the 509th Composite Group, United States A...
08/06/2021

On this day in 1945:
At 0245 hours, a four-engine, long range heavy bomber of the 509th Composite Group, United States Army Air Forces, took off from North Field on the island of Tinian in the Northern Mariana Islands, on the most secret combat mission of World War II.

Colonel Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr., United States Army Air Forces, Commanding Officer, 509th Composite group, and aircraft commander of the B-29 Superfortress, Enola Gay. (U.S. Air Force)

#EnolaGay
#Hiroshima

08/05/2021

If you enjoy driving... fast.... well, here is your opportunity to prove you have the skills! VetsRally4Vets is hosting the first ever track cross competition on the Jefferson Circuit at Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia, to raise funds to provide companion dogs for veterans with PTSD. Our competition will take place on Sunday, October 10, 2021.

To register for the race:
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2021-vets-rally-4-summit-point-raceway-jefferson-vetsrally4vets-856222

For detailed information regarding the race, see our flyer below or check out webpage www.VetsRally4Vets.com

Spread the word about the event and challenge other drivers to compete in the competition. Remember, it is all for a good cause!

#VetsRally4Vets
#SummitPointRaceway
#JeffersonCircuit

The United States Coast Guard was formed on August 4, 1790 as the Revenue Marine. On January 28,1915, the modern day Coa...
08/04/2021

The United States Coast Guard was formed on August 4, 1790 as the Revenue Marine. On January 28,1915, the modern day Coast Guard was formed with the merger of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and the U.S. Life Saving Service. Today, the Coast Guard acts as the country's coastal defense and conducts maritime search and rescue and law enforcement activities.

The Coast Guard falls under the Department of Homeland Security, however, during wartime, the president can transfer their assets to the Department of the Navy. In virtually every war and conflict the United States has been involved in, the president has done just that. The Coast Guard was involved in WWII prior to the United States entering the war when they were sent to the North Atlantic to patrol after Germany invaded Denmark.

The motto of the Coast Guard is Semper Paratus meaning, Always Ready. The men and women of the United States Coast Guard are indeed always ready to put themselves in harms way and to protect the United States and to keep us safe and secure. This August 4th, we wish them all a happy birthday. Stay safe!
#SemperParatus
#HappyBirthdayUSCoastGuard

The United States Coast Guard was formed on August 4, 1790 as the Revenue Marine. On January 28,1915, the modern day Coast Guard was formed with the merger of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and the U.S. Life Saving Service. Today, the Coast Guard acts as the country's coastal defense and conducts maritime search and rescue and law enforcement activities.

The Coast Guard falls under the Department of Homeland Security, however, during wartime, the president can transfer their assets to the Department of the Navy. In virtually every war and conflict the United States has been involved in, the president has done just that. The Coast Guard was involved in WWII prior to the United States entering the war when they were sent to the North Atlantic to patrol after Germany invaded Denmark.

The motto of the Coast Guard is Semper Paratus meaning, Always Ready. The men and women of the United States Coast Guard are indeed always ready to put themselves in harms way and to protect the United States and to keep us safe and secure. This August 4th, we wish them all a happy birthday. Stay safe!
#SemperParatus
#HappyBirthdayUSCoastGuard

On this day in 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait and Saddam Hussein's subsequent refusal to withdraw his troops sparked the Pers...
08/02/2021

On this day in 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait and Saddam Hussein's subsequent refusal to withdraw his troops sparked the Persian Gulf War, in which an international force led by the United States quickly defeated Iraq.
#IraqInvadedKuwait1990

On this day in 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait and Saddam Hussein's subsequent refusal to withdraw his troops sparked the Persian Gulf War, in which an international force led by the United States quickly defeated Iraq.
#IraqInvadedKuwait1990

Photos from Chariots of Honor's post
08/01/2021

Photos from Chariots of Honor's post

07/23/2021

American Forces Travel Privileges Extended to Eligible Veterans

The Department of Defense announced today a policy change to the current shopping privileges on the American Forces Travel website. As directed by acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Virginia S. Penrod in a memo signed April 12, 2021, the department will extend online access to the website to honorably discharged veterans of the uniformed services.

On average, customers save 35-40% compared to commercial travel pricing by using AFT. This includes discounted rates on hotels (up to 60%), airfare, rental cars, vacation packages, event tickets, and cruises.

“Sixteen million veterans will now be able to access the American Forces Travel website, joining the 10 million active duty, Guard and reserve service members, family members, DOD civilians, and other patrons who are already receiving the benefit,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Patricia “Patty” Montes Barron. “We are committed to providing quality-of-life programs to our military community, which includes our honorably discharged veterans.”

The change will not affect access for existing patrons, and the increased customer base will allow AFT to negotiate better prices for its customers.

AFT launched in 2019 as the only official joint service morale, welfare, and recreation leisure travel website exclusively for DOD patrons. In addition to improving access to DOD’s MWR benefits, every booking on American Forces Travel generates revenue to support critical quality-of-life programs for service members and families.

To access the exclusive military discount pricing on travel products, visit the American Forces Travel website. Proof of eligibility is required.

About Military Community and Family Policy

Military Community and Family Policy is directly responsible for establishing and overseeing quality-of-life policies and programs that help our service members, their families and survivors be well and mission-ready. Military OneSource is the gateway to programs and services that support the everyday needs of the 5.2 million service members and immediate family members of the military community. These DOD services can be accessed 24/7/365 around the world.

#AmericanForcesTravelPrivileges

In the July/August edition of Ashburn Magazine is the article about Ashburn, VA resident COL Johnson, the last Tuskegee ...
07/15/2021
Ashburn Magazine | July/August 2021

In the July/August edition of Ashburn Magazine is the article about Ashburn, VA resident COL Johnson, the last Tuskegee Airman. He is an inspirational person!

Side note: My colleagues and military veterans and VFW Post 1177 comrades, Eric and Thomas, manage the non-profit Chariots of Honor, which we honor our veterans through procession. We are committed to “Carrying Honor Through Procession." We support veterans from the Armed Forces with vehicle processions in their communities and show that Our Nation never forgets their service.

#COLJohnson
#TuskegeeAirman
#DutyHonorCountry
#ChariotsOfHonor
#CarryingHonorThroughProcession
#StillServing
#BeTheChange
#InspiringFutureGenerations

Please contact us if you would like to schedule a celebratory procession for a WWII veteran.
[email protected]

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07/04/2021

Good morning comrades and I hope this finds you well and keeping safe.

The Leesburg 4th of July parade is still on today and this is a reminder that the Post will be participating and leading the parade.

We will be meeting at the Union cemetery at 0900 with all other comrades who are able to make it. We need members to march the parade route and those who are not able to walk but are present comrade Deb will provide transportation.

Uniform of the day will be the VFW white shirt, if you have one, or a plain white shirt will do, with black slacks, black shoes and your VFW cover. No tie is required. For the riders club members participating, the uniform would be jeans, and your rider vest. Please also bring your post cover for the group photo.

Lets make this a memorable event. Any questions please reach out to me.

Raymond H Delpesche-Post Commander

07/04/2021
Photos from Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol's post
06/23/2021

Photos from Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol's post

The Post was honored to support the cadets of the Civil Air Patrol, Virgina Wing - Group 3 for their weekend leadership ...
06/22/2021

The Post was honored to support the cadets of the Civil Air Patrol, Virgina Wing - Group 3 for their weekend leadership training event.

People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemora...
06/14/2021

People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. Happy Flag Day!

#FlagDay2021

People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. Happy Flag Day!

#FlagDay2021

Happy birthday, U.S. Army.The Army is marking its 246th birthday today. The event is being commemorated with the annual ...
06/14/2021

Happy birthday, U.S. Army.

The Army is marking its 246th birthday today. The event is being commemorated with the annual wreath laying in Washington, D.C. including the Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff and Sergeant Major.

The U.S. Army was founded on June 14, 1775 - more than a year before the Declaration of Independence - when the Continental Congress authorized the enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the Colonies for one year. Prior to that day, colonies had their own militias with no unified chain of command from place to place.

#246thArmyBirthday

Happy birthday, U.S. Army.

The Army is marking its 246th birthday today. The event is being commemorated with the annual wreath laying in Washington, D.C. including the Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff and Sergeant Major.

The U.S. Army was founded on June 14, 1775 - more than a year before the Declaration of Independence - when the Continental Congress authorized the enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the Colonies for one year. Prior to that day, colonies had their own militias with no unified chain of command from place to place.

#246thArmyBirthday

06/14/2021

Happy Birthday Army!

Today, Sunday, June 6, 2021 marks the 77th anniversary of D-Day. The Normandy landings were the landing operations and a...
06/06/2021

Today, Sunday, June 6, 2021 marks the 77th anniversary of D-Day.

The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

By dawn on June 6, 1944, thousands of paratroopers and glider troops were already on the ground behind enemy lines, securing bridges and exit roads. The amphibious invasions began at 6:30 a.m.

The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture beaches codenamed Gold, Juno and Sword, as did the Americans at Utah Beach.

U.S. forces faced heavy resistance at Omaha Beach, where there were over 2,000 American casualties. However, by day’s end, approximately 156,000 Allied troops had successfully stormed Normandy’s beaches.

According to some estimates, more than 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives in the D-Day invasion, with thousands more wounded or missing.

Today, we remember those who fought valiantly and lost their lives in the fight to defeat Nazy Germany.

#DDayJune6
#OperationOverlord
#TheGreatestGeneration

References:
Wikipedia.com
History.com

Today, Sunday, June 6, 2021 marks the 77th anniversary of D-Day.

The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

By dawn on June 6, 1944, thousands of paratroopers and glider troops were already on the ground behind enemy lines, securing bridges and exit roads. The amphibious invasions began at 6:30 a.m.

The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture beaches codenamed Gold, Juno and Sword, as did the Americans at Utah Beach.

U.S. forces faced heavy resistance at Omaha Beach, where there were over 2,000 American casualties. However, by day’s end, approximately 156,000 Allied troops had successfully stormed Normandy’s beaches.

According to some estimates, more than 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives in the D-Day invasion, with thousands more wounded or missing.

Today, we remember those who fought valiantly and lost their lives in the fight to defeat Nazy Germany.

#DDayJune6
#OperationOverlord
#TheGreatestGeneration

References:
Wikipedia.com
History.com

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As a former member of the NJ ARNG, and having never served active duty outside of training, I’m neither federally recognized by nor do I consider myself a veteran. The men and women who attacked our capitol have brought shame to our nation, our constitution and our oathes & they no longer deserve the honor of being called, treated or revered as veterans. I suggest the VFW consider the actions of DAV a and AMVETS and remove these seditionists from your roles. https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/national-veterans-groups-plan-to-purge-members-found-guilty-in-capitol-attack-1.658114?fbclid=IwAR0LRFLYEouFigg5GVnvRHN8L6nQgRn0I45ERm8Xd6DXviwKFS6xk54dKho
Could you please help spread the word about this special performance on Wednesday for our veterans? Many thanks! Wendy, with the Silver Tones Swing Band.
Anyone getting a friend request from Stan Dixon - check carefully. He may have been hacked.
Hope to see everyone this weekend for our "Crawling for a Cause" fundraiser for Post 1177 and Loudoun Hunger Relief.
UPDATE: Due to impending weather and safety concerns the Leesburg Kiwanis Club has cancelled tonight's parade. It will not be rescheduled.
Join us Thursday night for good times and great food. https://www.facebook.com/events/2602289200004414/?ti=as
Veterans Ball Of 2019! Honoring our Veterans at the MGM Grand Ballroom, National Harbor, November 10, 2019. Be there!!! SMIB!!!
October 8th, 1918: Cpl Alvin C. York serving with the 82nd Infantry Division in the Argonne Forrest near the Meuse River kills 20 and captures 132 enemy soldiers. In April 1919 he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Great location for events.
SPEECH AND DEBATE TOURNAMENT The NCFCA (National Christian Forensics and Communications Association), a homeschool speech and debate league, will host a tournament on January 10 – 12th, 2019 at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville. Students will compete in two styles of debate and 10 speech events. Volunteer judges are needed – no experience necessary – to provide feedback for our students. You can sign up for a single event or multiple events. Each round takes approximately 3 hours including a brief orientation, the round itself, time to complete your evaluation and complimentary snacks. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and no longer in high school. Validation of community service hours is available upon request. For more information, or to volunteer, click on this link (or paste it into your browser) https://www.ncfca.org/purcellville-va/. If you have questions, please e-mail the Judge Coordinator at [email protected]. Thank you and we hope to see you in January!
Hello all. I am a lifetime VFW member living in Sterling VA, and am looking for a tiny favor, in which I am hoping to make a deal with someone. My wife, 3 boys and I are packing to move to RI, to live with family until we can get back on our feet (financial issues). I wasn't able to get her anything for her birthday this year, because I was in the DC VA for a few weeks with pneumonia, and blood in the lungs. Long story short, even though she probably has forgotten I still wish I could have. As I am boxing up my garage, it dawned on me I use a decent (remote/usb/mp3), car stereo for my garage radio. Her 2004 Ford Explorer still has the original cassette/CD player in it. Rather than putting my garage stereo in a box/storage for a few months, I know she would like an updated radio in her car. I am wondering if anyone here owns, or works at and knows how to properly change stereos, wiring, etc. What I would like to ask, is if someone would be willing to perform the labor now, before we move, and trust me on my word as a Marine, as a Veteran, and as a man, that when we do get back on our feet, that I will pay them back for the labor. I know this is perhaps a very odd request, and.. a long shot, but it seems like there would be no harm in asking.
So proud of you my dear nephew for your involvement and dedication.!!