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!
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
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
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