Our Post building has been the recipient
of mixed blessings this year – we got a badly needed new roof and repaired foundation with funding secured by NYS Senator
Marcellino. We are also grateful for support from Legislator Lou D’Amaro. Unfortunately, a storm hit soon after starting
the roof, causing massive flooding at the height of our catering season. Thankfully, the contractor’s insurance covered
our dance floor, carpeting and whatever else was destroyed. Our guys put in everything they had to get things up and running
and we are back in business. C’mon down and see what’s new!
We’re all about rising
above such challenges, and you should know that your support of Post 1469 goes well beyond our doors to advance efforts throughout
the community. I think you’ll agree this post has come a long way in the last decade. Even more, I think you’ll
agree that our work becomes more and more important with each passing day. In 2010, we:
two visits per month to the Northport Veterans Administration Hospital, bringing food, toiletries, and special comforts to
ailing veterans, as well as moral support and friendly conversation.
• Continued supporting the Fighting 69th, coordinating care packages and proud support for Welcome Home
• Provided VFW services at the funerals of local veterans, providing dignity and support
to grieving families as we acknowledge and honor their lifetime of service.
the Voice for Democracy scholarship program for high school students who deserve a chance at higher education and the Patriots
Pen for middle schools, spreading our message of patriotism to area students.
• Provided Veterans
Day and Memorial Day programs to Huntington, Harborfields and Cold Spring Harbor High Schools. We have been asked to return
next year, and are making inroads with other area schools as well.
• Supplied Honor Guard to
events, and turned out in number with Color Guard for parades in our community. Commander Bruce Brenner and Trustee Paul Kelly
were each honored to provide keynote addresses when the traveling Dignity Memorial Wall came to Huntington.
Provided free meeting space for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Leadership Huntington, the Boy Scouts and other
Your support is critical to our operations. Please book a party, spend the evening with
us, or send a donation of $25, $50, or more to support our operations and increase the services we provide to area servicemen
and their families. Major gifts of $500 or more will be proudly honored on our wall, and we look forward to loudly and publicly
thanking such generosity.
As always: Don't mind what it costs to support the work, remember what it cost
to be eligible and know that we are grateful. Thank you.
Sincerely, Bruce Brenner, Commander