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

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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 Herb Melson

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

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 – Mac McCormick
2nd Year Club Committee – Wade Cole          

3rd Year Club Committee – Paul Smith
Service Officer – Eddie Hinton

NEXT 5 DAYS EVENTS

May
16
Mon
8:00 am Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808
Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808 | Mechanicsville | Virginia | United States
All Breakfast Meals are $6 and include a drink 2 Eggs with Bacon or Sausage, Toast, Potatoes Omelet (Ham, Bacon, or Sausage) with Toast, Potatoes French Toast, Pancakes, or a Waffle with Bacon or Sausage[...]
May
17
Tue
8:00 am Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808
Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808
May 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808 | Mechanicsville | Virginia | United States
All Breakfast Meals are $6 and include a drink 2 Eggs with Bacon or Sausage, Toast, Potatoes Omelet (Ham, Bacon, or Sausage) with Toast, Potatoes French Toast, Pancakes, or a Waffle with Bacon or Sausage[...]
4:00 pm Dinner – Dine in and Pickup – (4... @ VFW 9808
Dinner – Dine in and Pickup – (4... @ VFW 9808
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Dinner - Dine in and Pickup - (4:00 PM to 6:30 PM) - Call (804) 746-9808 @ VFW 9808 | Mechanicsville | Virginia | United States
Dinner – Dine in and Pickup – (4:00 PM to 6:30 PM) – Call (804) 746-9808
May
18
Wed
8:00 am Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808
Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808 | Mechanicsville | Virginia | United States
All Breakfast Meals are $6 and include a drink 2 Eggs with Bacon or Sausage, Toast, Potatoes Omelet (Ham, Bacon, or Sausage) with Toast, Potatoes French Toast, Pancakes, or a Waffle with Bacon or Sausage[...]
4:00 pm Dinner – Dine in and Pickup – (4... @ VFW 9808
Dinner – Dine in and Pickup – (4... @ VFW 9808
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Dinner - Dine in and Pickup - (4:00 PM to 6:30 PM) - Call (804) 746-9808 @ VFW 9808 | Mechanicsville | Virginia | United States
Dinner – Dine in and Pickup – (4:00 PM to 6:30 PM) – Call (804) 746-9808
7:00 pm Bingo – VFW Post 9808
Bingo – VFW Post 9808
May 18 @ 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[...]
May
19
Thu
8:00 am Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808
Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808 | Mechanicsville | Virginia | United States
All Breakfast Meals are $6 and include a drink 2 Eggs with Bacon or Sausage, Toast, Potatoes Omelet (Ham, Bacon, or Sausage) with Toast, Potatoes French Toast, Pancakes, or a Waffle with Bacon or Sausage[...]
9:00 am Henrico Firefighter Breakfast
Henrico Firefighter Breakfast
May 19 @ 9:00 am
Henrico Firefighter Breakfast
All Breakfast Meals are $6 and include a drink 2 Eggs with Bacon or Sausage, Toast, Potatoes Omelet (Ham, Bacon, or Sausage) with Toast, Potatoes French Toast, Pancakes, or a Waffle with Bacon or Sausage[...]
4:00 pm Dinner – Dine in and Pickup – (4... @ VFW 9808
Dinner – Dine in and Pickup – (4... @ VFW 9808
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Dinner - Dine in and Pickup - (4:00 PM to 6:30 PM) - Call (804) 746-9808 @ VFW 9808 | Mechanicsville | Virginia | United States
Dinner – Dine in and Pickup – (4:00 PM to 6:30 PM) – Call (804) 746-9808
May
20
Fri
8:00 am Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808
Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808
May 20 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Breakfast & Lunch (MTO) @ VFW POST 9808 | Mechanicsville | Virginia | United States
All Breakfast Meals are $6 and include a drink 2 Eggs with Bacon or Sausage, Toast, Potatoes Omelet (Ham, Bacon, or Sausage) with Toast, Potatoes French Toast, Pancakes, or a Waffle with Bacon or Sausage[...]
4:00 pm Dinner – Dine in and Pickup – (4... @ VFW 9808
Dinner – Dine in and Pickup – (4... @ VFW 9808
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Dinner - Dine in and Pickup - (4:00 PM to 6:30 PM) - Call (804) 746-9808 @ VFW 9808 | Mechanicsville | Virginia | United States
Dinner – Dine in and Pickup – (4:00 PM to 6:30 PM) – Call (804) 746-9808
7:00 pm Bingo – VFW Post 9808
Bingo – VFW Post 9808
May 20 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm Corn Hole (Friday)
Corn Hole (Friday)
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Corn Hole (Friday)
 

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 OCTOBER 2021 NEWSLETTER

VFW POST 9808 OCTOBER 2021 NEWSLETTER

Commander’s Message Comrades,Lots has been going on at the Post. If you have not been by, please take some time and check out what’shappening. You may see some changes in the appearance of things. Volunteers have been busy sprucing things up. It takes a lot to...

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VFW POST 9808 SEPTEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER

COMMANDERS MESSAGE Comrades,Thank you to everyone that has stepped up in support of OUR Post. Your volunteering means this Post will continue to thrive. There are so many ways that you can volunteer and we can use more of you to help out. Of course, BINGO continues to...

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VFW POST 9808 AUGUST 2021 NEWSLETTER

VFW POST 9808 AUGUST 2021 NEWSLETTER

Commander’s Message Comrades,We have had a busy month and it doesn't look like things are letting up, but that is a good thing. The Post is almost back to conducting business like we have in the past. You no longer have to wear a mask if you have been fully...

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VFW POST 9808 JULY 2021 NEWSLETTER

VFW POST 9808 JULY 2021 NEWSLETTER

Comrades,Thank you so much for your confidence in electing me as your Commander. I promise to do my best to make the right decisions for the Post and all its members. The new slate of Officers for 2021-2022 will have the best interest of the Post in mind as they...

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VFW POST 9808 JUNE 2021 NEWSLETTER

VFW POST 9808 JUNE 2021 NEWSLETTER

Commander’s Message Comrades,It is with some degree of sorrow that today I write my final newsletter as Commander of your post. I am honored that you elected me to serve this past year and I'm thankful for the great team of officers you elected to serve with me. We...

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VFW POST 9808 May 2021 Newsletter

VFW POST 9808 May 2021 Newsletter

Commander’s Message Comrades,When the yellow pollen starts falling all over your outdoor vehicles, you know it's almost time to get those tomato plants in the ground. Watch the moon, give it a few more days and then get to it. To all the Comrades who cast a ballot in...

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2022 Calendar

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Monday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuesday – Friday 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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