Lititz VFW and its Auxiliary will be hosting a candlelight ceremony on National POW/MIA Day, September 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lititz Springs Park Gazebo. We will have the setting of the POW/MIA Table, guest speakers, and the reading of names of the Lancaster County loved ones who are still missing. A vocalist and honor guard will also be helping to make this an evening to remember. Please come join us to let the world know that we will never forget.
Thanks go to the Lancaster Moravian Church Members for their support of the Lititz VFW Auxiliary's Wreaths Across America Fundraiser. All proceeds go to Indiantown Gap National Cemetery's effort to make sure every grave has a wreath this Christmas. Clyde Snyder founder of VET 21 Honor Salute Guard also attended in support of a great cause.
Members of Post 1463 and the Auxiliary who participated in the 4th of July Celebrations this year! Thank you for all you do for our community!
Vet 21 Salute Honor Guard and Lititz Springs VFW Post 1463 team members placed Memorial Day flags at Charles Snyder Funeral Home on Lititz Pike.
Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Weith, Vice President of the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Received a check in the amount of $6,592.04. This money was raised during the walk for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors held May 13, 2017 in Lititz.
Pennsylvania Wounded Warrior Walk was held May 13, 2017 even tho it was raining it was a success. Thank's to all who helped make it a memorable event again this year.
Even in the rain the clothing drive was a success. Thanks to all who gave us clothing and a big thank you to all who worked it.
This year at Shop for a Cause at Park City Center the Auxiliary was there all day educating the public on Wreaths Across America and how important it is to say the Name of the person who has passed. Fort Indiantown Gap was short over 19,000 Wreaths this past year, this year we hope to change that.
If you would like to make a wreath donation go to WreathAcrossAmerica.org and on the bottom of the page use the following info. Location ID:PAIGNA Group ID:PA0243 By using that info for every two wreaths purchased we get a third one free.
Down with the Old....
....Up with the New
The VFW Post and The Auxiliary donated a new flag to Moravian Manor in March 2017!!
Lititz Walk for PA Wounder Warriors, Inc. Information
This year’s Lititz Walk for PA Wounded Warriors, Inc., will be held Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 to 3 PM. Park and register at the Lititz rec Center at 301 Maple St. or our second registration site at the corner of Sturgis Lane and Main St. with free parking at the Lititz Mutual Insurance Company across from the town square fountain. (Main and W. Main St.)
Register, then take off on your own for a stroll, walk or run using our map that shows a path through town where you'll see Lititz historical sites, Lititz Springs Park and our charming downtown shopping area.
We would love to see your team of co-workers, friends, or family walk The Walk this year. Wear your team shirt or hat so everyone knows you support PA veterans!
The Lititz Walk for PA Wounded Warriors is held to raise funds and awareness for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. The folks on the Walk committee are volunteers from local civic organizations, area businesses and students.
Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. is an independent statewide nonprofit organization that helps Pennsylvania veterans and their families. PAWW is not affiliated with nor a part of the national Wounded Warrior Project and does not receive any funds from them.
VFW Post 1463 Auxiliary presented Derrick Hummer a $1000.00 check for the Linear Park Project.
VFW Auxiliary and the Lititz Woman of Today made 150 valentine cards for the touch of heart program. Cards will go to deployed veterans and to nursing home residents.
Anne Loechner, VFW Post 1463 Patriotic Instructor and Americanism Chair, and Bruce McCullough, VFW Post 1463 commander; recently presented a new flag, along with a $300 donation check, to recipient Ben Lapp for Trail Life Troop 316 at the Second Annual Court of Honor Awards Ceremony held Jan 15 at Cornerstone Baptist Church. The donation goes towards installation costs of a new flag pole.
Chris Caruthers Auxiliary President, presented Kathy Adams, Coatesville Representative 62 bright and cheery pillow cases to be given to the Coatesville Veterans Medical Center .
Robert White Teacher at Lititz Elementary School was presented the VFW Post 1463 Local Award of the smart/maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.
Moravian Manor residents were given an explanation of what each fold of the flag means.
Auxiliary is making and delivering cookies to first responders
Congratulations to Lucas (7) and Noah (10) for their video essays in the Let's Talk Essay contest. Let's Talk was a written or video essay created to connect students directly and on a personal level with a veteran.
Both boys entries have now gone on to District 9 for the next level of judging. Good Luck boys!
This Plaque was presented to the VFW and its Auxiliary by Past State Commander Larry Wade
VFW Auxiliary to Post 1463 helped with Wreaths Across America
Sarah Hummer, auxiliary sister and organizer of Merry Lititz Christmas put in hundreds of hours to make this a special day for over 600 children, she had games for them as well as a magician, a balloon artist,face painting,books and snacks and much more the day ended with a visit to Mr.and Mrs. Clause. Thank You Sarah!
Some of the auxiliary volunteers at Merry Lititz Christmas. What a wonderful day we had!!
Thanks to Geo, Auxiliary Jr. Vice and Jason, Auxiliary Member for organizing the holiday decorating of the post
Wade Hall, Post Quartermaster presented Chris Caruthers, Auxiliary President a $300.00 check for all that the auxiliary has helped with in the past couple of months
Here are some of the bright colored pillowcases that people have made for us to give to our veterans in the VA hospitals and in nursing homes. Thank you for your support!
Swearing in of our New President for 2016-2017
Auxiliary Officers 2016-2017
VFW Auxiliary Projects
The VFW Auxiliary is involved in the following projects:
- Collecting soda can tabs
- Box Tops for Education
- Sewing cheerful pillowcase for the VA hospital and nursing home
- Knit/Crochet lap robes, scarves, and hats for veterans
- Donating new personal care items and men's clothing
- Donating suitcases for veterans who are leaving the VA
- Collecting non-perishable food items for the food banks
- Christmas Cards or Thank you Cards for deployed soldiers and veterans
- Cards for Backpacks for Homeless Vets (Working with the Red Cross)
- Donating wheelchairs, walkers, and canes to be loaned for those in need
- Collecting flags that need to be disposed of properly
- Collecting blankets that can be made into pet bedding for animal shelters
Having a great time helping the community prepare for Merry Lititz Christmas
We like to support our veterans by handing out poppies
RENEW YOUR VFW AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP NOW! DON’T WAIT!
Please renew your VFW Auxiliary membership now. Renewed membership is $23 annually. If you do not renew by December 15, your membership ends and you must reapply as a new member at $28. You’ll need to fill out paperwork, find and submit your eligible veteran’s DD214 and go through the approval process again. You will lose eligibility for cancer grants for one year. If you are a new member (or reapplying as a lapsed member) your membership fee is $28.
You can renew by mailing the letter you received a few months ago to Kathy Wiker at 1006 Fondersmith Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601, or renew at Post 1463. Renewed membership cards may be picked up at the Post. Only new membership will receive their card in the mail.
Ask Kathy or any auxiliary sisters and brothers for information on life membership and never worry about renewing again!
NEW VFW AUXILIARY NOW WELCOMES MEN
HISTORIC CHANGE REFLECTS TODAY’S MILITARY AND VETERAN FAMILIES
On August 21, 2015, John A. Biedrzycki Jr., national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) signed a new congressional charter of its Auxiliary organization in a historical event solidifying the VFW’s commitment to membership equality for all military families. The former Ladies Auxiliary VFW, founded in 1914, is the VFW’s highly regarded support organization and is considered its “Partner in Service.”
The former Ladies Auxiliary VFW, offered membership within the organization exclusively to female spouses and family members of any member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The gender-specific eligibility requirement remained for more than 100 years until July 20, 2015, when delegates to the VFW’s 116th National Convention in Pittsburgh voted to amend the dated by-law to extend the same membership opportunity to eligible males.
Appropriately, the Ladies Auxiliary VFW has changed its official name to the VFW Auxiliary. “It’s an exciting time to be a member of the Auxiliary,” said National President Francisca Guilford. “Women comprise nearly twenty percent of our nation’s military, and this change allows all spouses, fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons and brothers to serve others in honor of their veteran.”
Last year alone, its members worked to provide $4.6 million dollars in monetary aid to veterans, active duty military and their families, and volunteered nearly 800,000 hours in VA Medical Centers, hospitals, nursing and veterans’ homes. Auxiliary members also contributed greatly to cancer research, youth activities, civic patriotism and much more.
Questions regarding the change or eligibility information should be directed to VFW Auxiliary membership chairman Kathy Wiker at 615-2449.
Auxiliary Officers 2016-2017
President - Chris Caruthers Sr.VicePresident - Kathy McCullough
Jr. Vice President - Georgianne Hoffman
Secretary - Kathy Kennavan
Treasurer - Kathy Wiker
Chaplain - Pam Dochter
Conductress - Robbi Hugar
Guard - Bev Wickenheiser
3 yr. Trustee - Sandy Styer
2 yr. Trustee - Becky Preis
1 yr. Trustee - Jane Dzubinski
Patriotic Instructor - Deb Lafever & Anne Loechner
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