VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS BATTLEFIELD POST 9808

7168 Flag Lane Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111

If you have a flag that needs to be retired, Post 9808 has a drop box just for that purpose. The drop box is located just to the  left of the front door.

Flag Drop Box

Mark Your Calendar

Bingo Is Here

Where:  VFW Post 9808
When:  Wednesday and Friday Nights
Time:  Doors will Open at 5:00 pm
Instant/Pull Tabs will be sold starting at 5:00 pm
Bingo Calling  will begin at 7:00 pm

Mask are optional, we will NOT supply mask.

Do NOT come if you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms.

Color Guard Recruiting

We need personnel to fill slots with our Post Color Guard unit. Looking for individuals with prior experience with marching in parades, presenting colors, part of rifle detail and folding coffin flag for funerals of veterans. Must be able to perform weekday and weekend details.

Uniforms will be provided, and we will be setting practice times to establish comfort levels and proficiency with providing rifle volleys. We follow US Army dress blue uniform standards and manuals for movement.

Individuals interested, please contact Color Guard Captain Herb Melson at (c) 703-507-0962 or email herb28098@gmail.com

VFW Post 9808 Riders

The Post 9808 Riders will have fellowship and a meeting on the 4th Thursdays of the month. The fellowship starts at 6:00 pm and the meeting starts at 6:30 pm. This is open to all Rider members and any one that is interested in joining our group. This month, we will be updating the Riders registration and liability forms, planning rides and the way ahead. If you have questions, contact Paul Smith at fidovfw9808@gmail.com

VFW Post Officers

Commander – Doris Wollett
Sr. Vice Commander – Ray Otto
Jr. Vice Commander – Phil Hudson
Quartermaster – Joanne Smith
Chaplain – Ron Scoville
Judge Advocate – Boyd Burnett
Adjutant – Robert Barnette
Surgeon – Wade Cole

1st Year Trustee – Brooks McCormick
2nd Year Trustee – Michael Knox
3rd Year Trustee – Bill Collins
1st Year Club Committee – Phil Hudson
2nd Year Club Committee –
                                    Wal McCormick

3rd Year Club Committee – Wade Cole
Service Officer – Eddie Hinton

NEXT 5 DAYS EVENTS

Oct
27
Wed
10:00 am Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center ...
Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center ...
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am
Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center Leave Post at 9 AM
The members leave the post at 9:00 AM. Lonesome Dove   
7:00 pm Bingo – VFW Post 9808
Bingo – VFW Post 9808
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bingo - VFW Post 9808
Time:  Doors will Open at 5:00 pm Instant/Pull Tabs will be sold starting at 5:00 pm Bingo Calling  will begin at 7:00 pm Due to COVID-19 we have to abide by both state and Health[...]
Oct
28
Thu
6:00 pm Post 9808 Riders Dinner & Meeting @ VFW POST 9808
Post 9808 Riders Dinner & Meeting @ VFW POST 9808
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm
Post 9808 Riders Dinner & Meeting @ VFW POST 9808 | Mechanicsville | Virginia | United States
The Post 9808 Riders will start having fellowship and a meeting on the 4th Thursdays of the month. The fellowship starts at 6:00 pm and the meeting starts at 6:30 pm.  This is open to[...]
Oct
29
Fri
7:00 pm Bingo – VFW Post 9808
Bingo – VFW Post 9808
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bingo - VFW Post 9808
Time:  Doors will Open at 5:00 pm Instant/Pull Tabs will be sold starting at 5:00 pm Bingo Calling  will begin at 7:00 pm Due to COVID-19 we have to abide by both state and Health[...]

VFW Auxiliary Officers

President – Vivian White
Sr. Vice President – Krystine Boehme
Jr. Vice President – Diane Melson
Secretary – Vivian White
Treasurer – Dana Rivera
Conductress – Marilyn Smith
Guard – Michelle Smith
1st Year Trustee – Diane Melson
2nd Year Trustee – Donna Bissey
3rd Year Trustee – Wanda Hall
Historian – Diane Melson
Patriotic Instructor – Edith Jones
Chaplain – Laura Diane Absher

Post 9808 News 

VFW Post 9808 April newsletter

VFW Post 9808 April newsletter

Comrades,Spring has sprung and with more and more citizens being vaccinated, Covid is fading. But, it’s not gone yet so we must continue to practice all the recommendations of our public health professionals. We kick off the month with our trip to Liberation Veterans...

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CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship

CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship

Listed below are the requirements to qualify for the scholarship. See the website for full details and application. Former Special Forces Service MemberFull time student pursuing degree/certification completion at an accredited post secondary institution including...

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Wreathes Across America 2021

Wreathes Across America 2021

Wreaths Across America The 2021 Wreaths Across America campaign is open.  The Post has a goal of filling the Cold Harbor National Cemetery with 900+ wreaths. For every two (2) wreaths ordered we get one (1) free. If you have questions, contact Paul Smith at...

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How to retire an old flag

How to retire an old flag

If you have a flag that needs to be retired, Post 9808 has a drop box just for that purpose. The drop box is located just to the  left of the front door. If you would like to learn more about flag etiquette follow this link. VFW FLAG ETIQUETTE

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Post 9808 MARCH 2021 Newsletter

Commander’s Message Comrades,A few more weeks and the weather should begin to break towards becoming warmer. We are already noticing the sun lighting up the eastern sky earlier and earlier every day. We will kick off the month on the 4th with our trip to Liberation...

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Home Depot Community Impact Grant

Home Depot Community Impact Grant

The Home Depot has started accepting applications for its 2021 Community Impact Grant now through Dec. 31, 2021. VFW members can receive up to $5,000 to fund repairs or construction projects at their Post building.  While there are no guarantees to being funded,...

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