Friday, June 16, 2017

Post 2667 is an All-State Post for 2016-2017

Congratulations to everyone who helped make this honor possible. You all rock! VFW Post 2667 (that's us) has once again be recognized as an All-State Post for 2016-2017. 

Commander John Skinner and Quartermaster Bob Ward were also recognized as Co-Captains of the All-State team! They wear the hats but the Post is being recognized. Great job!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mr Charles Gets His Quilt of Valor

Comrade Charles Kennedy receives his Quilt of Valor from the Coweta County Quilts of Valor. 

He wrote a poem for them to describe his appreciation. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

 It was a great day as we remembered those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. 

Richard Stender once again emcee'd the program as we remembered Coweta County's WWI Honor Roll. It's 100 years since they went off to fight in the War to end all wars.

Afterwards we opened the Coweta Veterans Club to the public where they got to share lunch with local veterans. Here's a few of the people who showed up. 

We offer a big thanks to everyone who donated, worked, and supported the program.

Newnan High School History Presents Check to Support Local Veterans

The Newnan High School History Department presented a check from their Veterans Support 5k held on Armed Forces Day. They presented a check for $12,000 to help support local veterans.

Steve Quesinberry and Frankie Henderson present the check to VFW Post 2667 Commander John Skinner during our Memorial Day program.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Buddy Poppy Drive - Vietnam Charter Stewardess

One of the great things about Buddy Poppy drives is the chance to get out in the community and meet people. This young lady spent years as a stewardess and, for a while, worked charter flights taking soldiers to & from Vietnam. Flights to Vietnam were understandably quiet. But she said the flights home, when she would announce they were in US airspace, would have the plane rocking with enthusiasm and excitement.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Placing Flags on the Graves of Veterans

Thanks to everyone who came out to help us place flags on the graves of local veterans. This is just some of those who came to help out.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

East Coweta HS JROTC Awards Ceremony

Commander John Skinner presented awards at the East Coweta HS Marine Corps JROTC awards tonight. As usual, they put on an outstanding progrom.

Big Thanks to Burger King for their Support

Burger King is a national sponsor of the VFW's Unmet Needs program. Since 2007, Burger King franchisees and their customers have contributed over $4.3 million to the VFW Unmet Needs program. Their generosity has been put to work, directly assisting more than 4,100 veterans and military families who came face-to-face with unexpected financial difficulties.

Newnan HS History's Veteran's Relief 5k - Wow!

At last count we had at least 27 VFW and Auxiliary members out here running, walking, working, supporting...
And that doesn't count the Legion, SAL, Legion Aux and Marine Corps League members. Great turn out!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Post Officer Installations

Past All-State Post 2667 Commander Willis Byrd installs Post officers for the 2017-2018 year. Show are Post Commander John Skinner, Post Sr Vice Commander-Elect Doug Roberson and Post Jr Vice Commander Tom Fetchet.
Congratulations All!

Auxiliary Installation

Auxiliary officers for 2017-18 ready to be installed...
Pictured are Christina Mathis, Auxiliary President (installing), Carla Krajna-Cane - Sr Vice President, Russ Mathis, Jr Vice President, Jenni Parnell - Treasurer, Janet Alford - Secretary, Sharon Harkins - Chaplain, Jenny Schmidt - Conductress, and Brandy Swentor - Trustee. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Keller-Williams RED Day Improves Playground

Keller-Williams chose the Veterans Club playground for their RED Day project and we are very thankful. Great job KW! Thank-you! They also made some improvements to our "shed" and cleaned up the stage/deck.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Teachers of the Year Recognized at School Board Meeting

Congratulations to Samantha Clark, Arnall Middle School and John Garner, Newnan High School for being Teacher of the Year for VFW Post 2667 in Newnan. Both won at Post, District and State Levels. Jr. Vice Commander Tom Fetchet presented them with their District Awards at the School Board Meeting. (Photos by Janet Alford, VFW Auxiliary 2667)