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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MISSION BBQ STERLING, VA ARMED FORCES DAY 2021
05/16/2021
MISSION BBQ STERLING, VA ARMED FORCES DAY 2021

MISSION BBQ STERLING, VA ARMED FORCES DAY 2021

A wonderful Armed forces day at Mission BBQ in Sterling, VA. Thank you to Loudoun County Sheriffs Office (LCSO) Honor Guard for their presentation of the Col...

05/16/2021
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05/15/2021

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05/09/2021

Happy Mother’s Day!

On this day in 1945, World War II in Europe endedFollowing Germany's unconditional surrender, World War II in Europe off...
05/08/2021

On this day in 1945, World War II in Europe ended

Following Germany's unconditional surrender, World War II in Europe officially ended at midnight on this day in 1945, although the war in the Pacific continued until the Japanese surrender in September.

#WWIIinEuropeEnded

On this day in 1945, World War II in Europe ended

Following Germany's unconditional surrender, World War II in Europe officially ended at midnight on this day in 1945, although the war in the Pacific continued until the Japanese surrender in September.

#WWIIinEuropeEnded

Photos from Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's post
05/02/2021

Photos from Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's post

Thank you to everyone who spent today with us to celebrate Col Johnson's birthday!  It truly was a beautiful day for a v...
05/02/2021
COL. ( Ret.) Carl C. Johnson 95th Birthday Celebration

Thank you to everyone who spent today with us to celebrate Col Johnson's birthday! It truly was a beautiful day for a vehicle birthday procession and to see all the smiling faces and love from all who attended. We love you all. Here is a video of today's event, which we hope you enjoy and become inspired to be the change in the world!

#COLCarlCJohnsonTuskegeeAirmanBirthday
#InfiniteValor
#BeTheChange

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xl2mbo9unv1i7wj/Colonel%20Johnson%2095th%20Birthday%20.MOV?dl=0

This was the community Celebration of Tuskegee Airman, and 30 year Veteran of the United States Army, Colonel (Ret.) Carl C Johnson.

Saturday, May 1, 2021:Counting down to COL Johnson birthday procession. T minus 2 hrs and 25 minutes. We are staging veh...
05/01/2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021:
Counting down to COL Johnson birthday procession. T minus 2 hrs and 25 minutes. We are staging vehicles at Steuart W. Weller Elementary School

#COLCarlJohnsonBirthdayTuskegeeAirman

Good afternoon all!  We are looking for a wonderful birthday procession this Saturday, May 1, 1300-1500 ET.  Please try ...
04/28/2021

Good afternoon all! We are looking for a wonderful birthday procession this Saturday, May 1, 1300-1500 ET. Please try to arrive at Steuart Weller Elementary School around 1230 ET. The procession will commence at 1300 ET. I have attached the map and vehicle staging lineup.

#ColJohnsonTuskegeeAirman
#95thBirthday

If you have any questions, please contact
Herbert Valle, [email protected], 703-955-6809
Eric Holland, [email protected], 410-570-6001

Photos from Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's post
04/24/2021

Photos from Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's post

04/18/2021

Armed Forces Week
Military Appreciation Days
Thank you for your service!

Flag Raised for First Time at National World War I Memorial
04/18/2021
Flag Raised for First Time at National World War I Memorial

Flag Raised for First Time at National World War I Memorial

The National World War I Memorial is a testament to the strength of the American people, and honors the bravery and sacrifice made by service members during the war, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs

Families and supporters of Filipino World War II Veterans participate in the Bataan Memorial Death MarchThe Bataan Memor...
04/16/2021
Families and supporters of Filipino World War II Veterans participate in the Bataan Memorial Death March - Manila Mail US

Families and supporters of Filipino World War II Veterans participate in the Bataan Memorial Death March

The Bataan Memorial Death March, held annually in White Sands, New Mexico with thousands of marchers from all over the U.S., will be hosted virtually this year due to COVID. This annual event memorializes the plight of tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers who fought in Bataan and Corregidor in World War II, and surrendered to Japanese forces on April 9, 1942. They were forced to march more than 60 miles in scorching heat through Philippine jungles. Thousands died and those who survived faced the hardships of prisoner of war camps.

The Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP) and a dozen other community organizations in the Washington DC metropolitan area are honoring the memory of World War II heroes on Saturday, April 17, with a 14-mile march along the Mt. Vernon Trail.

#BataanMemorialDeathMarch

http://www.manilamail.us/?p=11807

The Bataan Memorial Death March, held annually in White Sands, New Mexico with thousands of marchers

Mark your calendars!  Join us on Saturday, May 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. to celebrate Col Johnson's 95th birthday. ...
04/13/2021

Mark your calendars! Join us on Saturday, May 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. to celebrate Col Johnson's 95th birthday. We will be hosting a birthday procession. See flyer for details. If you have any questions, please contact Eric and Herb.

Contact information:
Eric Holland
[email protected]
410-570-6001

Herbert Valle
[email protected]
703-955-6809

#ColJohnsonTuskegeeAirman95thBirthday
#LoudounCountyMilitaryVeteran

Mark your calendars! Join us on Saturday, May 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. to celebrate Col Johnson's 95th birthday. We will be hosting a birthday procession. See flyer for details. If you have any questions, please contact Eric and Herb.

Contact information:
Eric Holland
[email protected]
410-570-6001

Herbert Valle
[email protected]
703-955-6809

#ColJohnsonTuskegeeAirman95thBirthday
#LoudounCountyMilitaryVeteran

Loudoun County Community Veterans Engagement BoardLoudoun County, Virginia                                              ...
04/12/2021
Home | Loudoun County Community Veterans Engagement Board

Loudoun County Community Veterans Engagement Board
Loudoun County, Virginia

Subject: Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair, April 23, 2021

To: Loudoun County Veteran Service Organizations and Organizations Supporting Veterans

The Loudoun County Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) is partnering with Corporate Gray on behalf of all Veteran organizations and organizations supporting Veterans to conduct a Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair on April 23rd from 11 am to 2 pm. The event is open and free to all transitioning Service members, Veterans, their dependents (over 18) and other job seekers, including civilians.

Corporate Gray’s Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fairs provide military-experienced job seekers and civilians with the opportunity to interview with dozens of employers via text and video chats. Job seekers are first required to create a free Corporate Gray Online account at www.CorporateGray.com/applicants/new. Interested members need to register for the April 23rd Job Fair by clicking the JOB FAIRS link on the menu bar and then the “register” link for that event. They will then to be taken to eCareerFairs, the platform being used to host the virtual event, to create an account there as well. Registered job seekers will be given training on eCareerFairs and receive the Virtual Job Fair Training Guide and Job Fair Employer Directory prior to the event.

Interested job seekers are strongly encouraged to search and apply for positions in advance. Start this process by visiting the April 23rd Job Fair page at www.CorporateGray.com/jobfairs/430. Then, click on the number of jobs for a given company, which will open the job search window for that company. Next, they need to apply to those positions best matching their skills and experience. Also, they are encouraged to open Microsoft Word and type-up three reasons why they believe they’re a good fit for each position. This will enable them to easily “copy and paste” into the chat box during the virtual event. Finally, they should repeat this process for other positions of interest.

For more information, please contact Corporate Gray at the website provided above, the LCCVEB at https://www.lccveb.com, or your local Veteran Service Organization.

We appreciate your help in getting the word out to your interested Veterans. This is a great opportunity to see our Veterans take the next step in their career.

Sincerely,

Jim Mullen
James Mullen
Chair, LCCVEB

The mission of LCCVEB is to coordinate a strategic response to the needs of Loudoun County Veterans and their families through community outreach and advocacy. The Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) Model, a MyVA Community initiative from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, enables veterans,....

Today is Former POW Recognition Day, April 9Former POW Recognition Day is a day that, while not as well-known as Nationa...
04/09/2021

Today is Former POW Recognition Day, April 9

Former POW Recognition Day is a day that, while not as well-known as National POW/MIA Recognition Day, is just as important. The word “former” is the key to remembering the major difference between these two events honored every year on their respective days.

The late Senator John McCain is a former POW. His memory and the memories of many others who came home from POW camps are on the minds of those who observe both holidays. And there are troops still unaccounted for to this day who should be remembered in the same manner as those who came home.

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Excerpt of Presidential Proclamation on National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2020

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day will be observed on Friday, April 9, 2021.

“On National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, we honor the more than 500,000 American warriors captured while protecting our way of life. We pay tribute to these patriots for their unwavering and unrelenting spirit.

In every major conflict in our Nation’s history, American prisoners of war (POWs) have stared down our enemies, knowing at any moment their captors might torture them yet again or even kill them. These patriots, however, knew that they were fighting for something much larger than individual survival. They persevered for the sake of their fellow POWs, comrades in arms, families, and country.”
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Honor former POWs by helping to organize events. Ensure your organization flies the POW/MIA flag. Volunteer to help a veteran organization.

#FormerPOWRecognitionDay

Today is Former POW Recognition Day, April 9

Former POW Recognition Day is a day that, while not as well-known as National POW/MIA Recognition Day, is just as important. The word “former” is the key to remembering the major difference between these two events honored every year on their respective days.

The late Senator John McCain is a former POW. His memory and the memories of many others who came home from POW camps are on the minds of those who observe both holidays. And there are troops still unaccounted for to this day who should be remembered in the same manner as those who came home.

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Excerpt of Presidential Proclamation on National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2020

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day will be observed on Friday, April 9, 2021.

“On National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, we honor the more than 500,000 American warriors captured while protecting our way of life. We pay tribute to these patriots for their unwavering and unrelenting spirit.

In every major conflict in our Nation’s history, American prisoners of war (POWs) have stared down our enemies, knowing at any moment their captors might torture them yet again or even kill them. These patriots, however, knew that they were fighting for something much larger than individual survival. They persevered for the sake of their fellow POWs, comrades in arms, families, and country.”
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Honor former POWs by helping to organize events. Ensure your organization flies the POW/MIA flag. Volunteer to help a veteran organization.

#FormerPOWRecognitionDay

As part of our April Membership Meeting, we honored the contributions of our comrades.  We presented the Past Commander ...
04/08/2021

As part of our April Membership Meeting, we honored the contributions of our comrades. We presented the Past Commander Appreciation Award to Ray Houck, Max Gutierrez, Phil Rusciolelli and Jim McQuary. We also presented the Post VFW Commendation to Steve Hood for his outstanding work with the post and veterans of Loudoun County.

04/06/2021
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Winners of this years National Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program!

Happy Birthday Navy Chief Petty Officers...122 years strong!On April 1st, our Navy Chief's Mess will celebrate 122 years...
04/01/2021

Happy Birthday Navy Chief Petty Officers...122 years strong!

On April 1st, our Navy Chief's Mess will celebrate 122 years of the United States Navy Chief Petty Officer. For 122 years our Navy Chiefs have provided strong deckplate leadership that has enabled our Navy to become and remain the most powerful seagoing Service in the world. "Ask the Chief!" remains a household phrase throughout the Fleet to this very day and signifies the respect and admiration that we have for those who have attained and continued to serve in the Chief Petty Officer ranks. I continue to be amazed at the capabilities of our Chief's Mess! They are humble, servant leaders who are and continue to be the "BACKBONE OF THE U.S. NAVY!”

With greatest respect and gratitude!
#NavyChief
#BackboneOfUSNavy

Happy Birthday Navy Chief Petty Officers...122 years strong!

On April 1st, our Navy Chief's Mess will celebrate 122 years of the United States Navy Chief Petty Officer. For 122 years our Navy Chiefs have provided strong deckplate leadership that has enabled our Navy to become and remain the most powerful seagoing Service in the world. "Ask the Chief!" remains a household phrase throughout the Fleet to this very day and signifies the respect and admiration that we have for those who have attained and continued to serve in the Chief Petty Officer ranks. I continue to be amazed at the capabilities of our Chief's Mess! They are humble, servant leaders who are and continue to be the "BACKBONE OF THE U.S. NAVY!”

With greatest respect and gratitude!
#NavyChief
#BackboneOfUSNavy

Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, which is set aside as a day for Americans to honor the courage and sacrifice...
03/29/2021

Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, which is set aside as a day for Americans to honor the courage and sacrifice of those who served in the Vietnam War.
#NationalVietnamWarVeteransDay

Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, which is set aside as a day for Americans to honor the courage and sacrifice of those who served in the Vietnam War.
#NationalVietnamWarVeteransDay

Good morning!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!St. Patrick’s Day observes of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Irela...
03/17/2021

Good morning! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick’s Day observes of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green.

#StPatricksDay2021

Good morning! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick’s Day observes of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green.

#StPatricksDay2021

Congrats Aux 1177!
01/26/2021

Congrats Aux 1177!

01/23/2021

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center will be hosting a walk-in COVID-19 Vaccination Point of Dispensing (POD) on Sunday, Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for enrolled Veterans who are 65 and older or Veterans who are essential personnel as defined by the CDC.

Veterans will need to bring their VA ID Card and Driver’s License (or other identification that shows their date of birth).

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be available on a first come, first served basis. Veterans will need to arrive in the lobby by 3 p.m. in order to check in for the vaccine.

We will keep everyone updated if any information changes. We appreciate your patience as we work to vaccinate our Veterans in accordance with the CDC and VHA prioritization groups.

Congrats to VFW Aux 1177!
01/19/2021

Congrats to VFW Aux 1177!

01/01/2021
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12/10/2020

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12/05/2020
U.S. Pacific Fleet

Ahead of the 79th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration at Pearl Harbor National Memorial, Dec. 7, we're flashing back four years to USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) rendering honors passing the USS Arizona Memorial as the carrier arrived for 75th anniversary ceremonies. #PearlHarbor79 #FBF

Ahead of the 79th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration at Pearl Harbor National Memorial, Dec. 7, we're flashing back four years to USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) rendering honors passing the USS Arizona Memorial as the carrier arrived for 75th anniversary ceremonies. #PearlHarbor79 #FBF

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We are the Loudoun County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1177, and our Post Home is located in Leesburg, Virginia. Our post was chartered on October 7, 1937. We are a proud member of District 10 of the Virginia Department of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. www.vfw1177.org Membership: goo.gl/HXAkTh

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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.!!