Oceanside VFW at the San Diego Food Bank This holiday season year Oceanside Memorial VFW Post 10577 was given the opportunity to volunteer at the food bank once again. Thank you to everyone who came out!
Join the VFW at the VANC this Memorial Day. Christina Robledo, our Senior Vice Commander, said it best when writing about Memorial Day: It was not until the National Holiday Act of 1971 that Memorial Day became the last Monday in May. A day to honor and remember those who died serving our country. This Read More
As we get closer to Memorial day I thought we all could reflect on what this holiday really means. Please share it if you like this. Thanks!
Does anyone really know what ‘Memorial’ Day means?
For me, it started when I was in England around the month of November. Everywhere you looked someone was wearing a poppy, even as a service member I had no idea what this was about and I honestly didn’t think much of it. I always thought that it was pretty cool how most of the people wore one. Hell, I thought it was just an English thing. Time went on and it always stayed in the back of my mind, I didn’t look into it until after I was already out of the Air Force and something brought it to my attention. I decided to educate myself and found that the poppy is a symbol of Remembrance Day also know as Armistice Day or Veterans Day/November 11th. The poppy was worn in memory of fallen soldiers. Funny thing is this was not an English tradition! It was started by an American. Read More
The VFW Buddy Poppy program dates back to 1922 and we are proud to continue that tradition. Our post will be distributing Buddy Poppies leading to Memorial Day every Saturday beginning April 21st to May 26th. We’ll also be in five locations around the Oceanside and Camp Pendleton community. Come out and show your support Read More
On January 27th volunteers and veterans from all over came together for the second annual North County Veteran’s Stand Down. This four-day event, hosted at Green Oak Ranch, helps our homeless veterans with services, resources, and a place to stay. Members of Oceanside Memorial VFW Post 10577 conducted various security details throughout the ranch. It Read More
This weekend, members of our Post will be participating in the North County Veteran’s Stand Down. It’s still not too late to volunteer and be apart is this event for our homeless veterans. We look forward to seeing you there! Check out this video about last year’s North County Veteran’s Stand Down to get a Read More
The Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen allows high school and middle school students the opportunity to “express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed essay.” This month we had the opportunity to meet these impressive students and present them with their award for winning this year’s contest. Please join us while we congratulate Read More
Comrades, in order to assure a room for all of our active members in the VANC building, we’ll be changing the day of our meetings. As of February, the VFW meeting will now be conducted on the FIRST Saturday of the month. There has been no change to the times of the meetings and, the Read More
VFW Post 10577 Members at the North County Food Bank This morning VFW Post 10577 members volunteered at the North County Food Bank. The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 26 million Read More