Kitchen open with Mixed Nutz, Sat April 11th
The band, Mixed Nuts Will be performing at VFW post 1463 8pm-12am and the kitchen will be open 5pm-8pm. Come out and eat with us then hang out for some fun music.
VFW Post 1463 open noon-1AM daily
The Lititz VFW post 1463 is now open noon-1AM daily. There will be open pool and juke box from 6pm-close this Friday March 6th and next Friday March 13th. Come out, have fun and show your support.
Lititz Walk for Wounded Warriors 2015
Lititz civic organizations, sponsors, the Lititz recCenter and the Ladies Auxiliary to Lititz Springs Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1463 are happy to present the THIRD annual Lititz Walk for PA Wounded Warriors. The Walk is held to raise awareness and funds for PA Wounded Warriors, Inc. (PAWW) whose mission is to “Help restore wounded warriors to good physical, mental and emotional health.” (more)
Print for Wounded Warriors for Sale
Hopefully you remember the print that the Ladies Auxiliary had for sale during the Walk for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors. We now have prints available for you to buy for the low price of $10.00. If you are interested in a print, please let Bonnie know, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hurry, at this price they won't last long!
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).
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.
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 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.
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)
Some photos of appreciative troops in Afghanistan who received care packages sent from Post 1463 in December 2013 can be found here.
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)
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)
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 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!
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.
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
VFW Celebrates 115 Years of Service
As your new Commander I would like to say thank you for the opportunity to serve Lititz Springs VFW Post 1463. At present, the post is going through some difficult times and the VFW members have been forced to make some difficult decisions. We are asking for everyone’s support, so we may make Post 1463 strong again and continue to serve our Veterans and the Community.. . . . (more...)
Although it isn’t Thanksgiving yet, I’d like to take a moment to express my gratitude to several people. First of all, I give my thanks to Annie Scotten for her many years of faithful service and hard work as the manager of the Canteen. Annie, you will be missed! With this news, I hope you will join me in congratulating Laura Manley on her new position as the Canteen manager. Secondly, I give my thanks to Theresa Price for helping Laura as she transitions into this new position. Thirdly, I give thanks to Jim Painter for installing the new Enter and Exit signs in the parking lot. And last but not least, I give my thanks to the folks who are working hard in the kitchen cooking and serving us delicious food for all of us.
Ladies Auxiliary Message:
I would like to thank Susan Ellis for a wonderful four years of service as our past president. She took our auxiliary to a whole new level. I am proud to follow in her footsteps. She has been and will continue to be my friend and mentor.
Hi and welcome to fall. We had a good summer. Our annual picnic was a huge success as always: good food, good friends, and some fun games.. . . (more...)
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