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Veterans POW-MIA Day Candlelight Service Friday, Sept. 19

Come join VFW Post 1463 and the Ladies Auxiliary as we pay tribute to all of our service men and women from all of our country's wars and conflicts who are still unaccounted for, as either POWs (Prisoners of War) or MIAs (Missing in Action).

Our candlelight service will be held in the gazebo in Lititz Springs Park on National POW-MIA Day, Friday, September 19 at 7 P.M. . . .(more)

Veterans Service Office at the Post

Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars Veterans Service Office will be at the post on Mondays from 1 to 6 p.m., starting September 8th, connecting veterans from all service eras and their loved ones with their eligible benefits and services.

For appointments call (717) 234-7927 and mention the Lititz VFW location. This outreach service is made possible through funding from The State of Pennsylvania’s Act 66 Grant Program.


Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest National Winner

The first place winner of the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, Alessandra Levato, sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1463, Lititz, PA, stands at the podium at the National Convention in St. Louis on July 22, 2014. “Ali” addressed the crowd of more than 1,000 auxiliary members and guests. She read the short essay that accompanied her winning entry and expressed thanks to everyone at Post 1463 who helped her achieve the prize of a $10,000 scholarship and gifts from the national auxiliary and National Madam President “Sissy” Borel. . . . . .(more).

2nd Successful Year for the Lititz Walk for PA Wounded Warriors

The Lititz Walk for PA Wounded Warriors was a major success with $9000 in sponsorship, registration and donations received.... and donations are still coming in.

Thanks to the community organization volunteers who helped put The Walk together, starting at the November 2013 meeting. The Lititz recCenter was the hub of all planning meetings, registration and follow-through of The Walk, so special thanks to . . . .(more).

Fire and Ice Festival

Thanks to Betty Jo, Kelly and Louie for representing VFW Post 1463 at the Fire part of Fire & Ice Festival. John from the Stars and Stripes cafe prepared his delicious chicken chili! Larger photo can be found here.

Voice of Democracy Winners

Lititz Springs Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1463 hosted a breakfast for the Dept. of PA Voice of Democracy district winners on January 18. This is the second consecutive year Post 1463 has been selected to entertain the students during their awards weekend . . .(more)

Troops Receive Care Packages

Some photos of appreciative troops in Afghanistan who received care packages sent from Post 1463 in December 2013 can be found here.

Two Post Members Receive Special Thanks from Their Comrades

At the VFW Post 1463 monthly meeting in November, comrades offered special thanks to John Zagorski and Ira Shaffer for their many, many years of dedication and devotion to Post 1463 and all veterans . . . (more)

Welcome Home for Local Soldier

A local mom reached out to Lititz Springs VFW Post 1463 to help welcome home her son who was returning to Lititz for a well-deserved leave after deployment in Afghanistan. The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary organized a welcome for Blake Cameron Bomberger at Post 1463 on Friday August 9th. Cameron received an enthusiastic reception from VFW and Auxiliary members and Post patrons . . . (more)

Ladies Auxiliary Earns State and National Awards

The Ladies Auxiliary to Lititz Springs VFW Post 1463 earned numerous commendations for attaining or surpassing auxiliary program goals in 2012-2013. At the state convention in Lancaster in June, the Ladies Auxiliary received citations of merit for Veterans and Family Support, Americanism, Hospitals, Cancer Aid & Research, Scholarships, Community Service Reporting, Youth Activities and contributions to the VFW National Home for Children. Department of PA President Sandy Brenner recognized Post 1463’s work on the Walk for PA Wounded Warriors. . . . (more)

Post 1463 Receives National Award

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #1463 and Ladies Auxiliary of Lititz, Pennsylvania, was the recipient of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Outstanding Community Service Post Award at the VFW’s National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky on July 22 during an invitation only reception. Commander Joel Ellis and Ladies Auxiliary President Susan Ellis accepted the award . . . (more)

Post Hosts Coatesville Veterans

Veterans from Coatesville Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) recently attended two events sponsored by VFW Post 1463 and its Ladies Auxiliary. On June 5, a dozen veterans found their way to Waltonian Pines in Schaefferstown for a day of fishing. Our visitors were quick to jump off the bus, get their fishing gear and bait and head to the pond . . . (more)

VFW Post 1463 Aide-de-Camp Awards

VFW national headquarters has notified Commander Joel Ellis of his appointment as National Aide-de-Camp to Commander-in-Chief John E. Hamilton. Joel was recommended for this honorary appointment for outstanding services to Post and/or Department above and beyond the call of duty.

The Ladies Auxiliary National Secretary-Treasurer has sent congratulations to ladies auxiliary treasurer, Kathy Wiker, for securing at least 25 new or reinstated members in the year July 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013.

Congratulations to Joel and Kathy from the members of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary; we appreciate their hard work and dedication. They, along with other members, help promote and retain members in our organizations.

The Post Is Now on Facebook!

Bill Thomas has created a Facbook page for the post! Go to:

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Cookbooks Available

The VFW Post 1463 cookbook has arrived! Pickup a few copies at the Post for $10 each. The perfect stocking stuffer and a great gift for yourself or the special cooks in your life!

Flag Drop Box

When an American flag is no longer fit for display it must not be thrown away. Instead there is a special flag disposal ceremony where the flag is burned in accordance with flag disposal protocol.

If you have any size American or POW/MIA flag to be retired, please bring it to the Flag Drop Box at the entrance to . . . (more)

Labels for Minivans!

The Ladies Auxiliary is collecting Labels for Education for the VFW National Home. These labels, when combined with others from across the USA, purchase minivans----yes, minivans--- for the National Home. Details are available here

Veterans News:

Pennsylvania military veterans can now have their service noted on their PA driver’s license. This serves as military status identification if you don’t have another military ID. It identifies you as a veteran, gives police quicker access to social and legal programs for people who served in the military. There is no additional fee for this. . . . (more...)

Commander's Message:

Whew! Five years as your Post commander went by very fast. Now I’m passing the gavel to Commander Rich Mellott. I hope everyone will give Rich the same support you have given to me. The names of all the 2014-2015 officers are listed on the Officers page. I want to thank those comrades for stepping up to the plate for the Lititz Springs VFW Post 1463. . . . (more...)

President’s Message:

Thank you all for bearing with us as we await our new air conditioning unit. A lot of times it was either too hot or too cold. Hopefully, this will solve that problem.

Two big events coming up that you don’t want to miss. First up is the Cash Bash, Sunday, July 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 which includes good food and a lot of chances to win some money!

Next up is our annual Club Picnic on Saturday, August 9 – always a good time and let’s pray for good weather again!

Thank you for supporting your club – we could not exist without all of you! Have a great summer.

May God Bless America!
Ron Lantz
Canteen President

Annie's Corner:

We will be holding another “Cash Bash” which will be held on Sunday, July 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. This is only open to our members and we are only selling 300 tickets. Come win some money!! This is a fundraiser for the club. Everyone had a good time at the last one. You don’t have to be here to win. Ask the bartenders for details. . . . (more...)

Adjutant’s Message:

As the Adjutant of Post 1463, my goal is to assemble an email notification list for active members. Email would be used to send out the monthly meeting agenda and minutes. It would also be used to notify members of short-term information such as special events, deaths, or critical Post information.

At some point the newsletter may be sent out by email, to those that prefer that delivery method, saving the Post several dollars in postage. Please send me your email address to:

Thanks in advance,
Tim Frey

Ladies Auxiliary Message:

It has been my privilege to serve as President of the Ladies Auxiliary for the past four years. Now it’s time for a new president with new ideas and plans; our next auxiliary president is Paula Francis. Paula has a true respect for our veterans and understands the workings of the auxiliary. She will do a fine job as president. Best wishes to you, Paula, as you take on this new responsibility . . . (more...)

Activity Committee:

Hi and welcome to summer and the cool things your activity committee will be doing. First of all I want to remind you of our upcoming annual picnic that will be held on Saturday, August 9 up at the Elstonville Sportsmen Club. Tickets to go on sale soon, just ask your bartender. As always we will have music and games and Louie’s good food.. . . (more...)


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