Thank Burger King on Armed Forces Day for VFW Unmet Needs Campaign

Since 2007, BURGER KING® franchisees and their customers have contributed over $4.3 million to the VFW Unmet Needs program. This program provides grants of up to $5,000 to qualified applicants who’ve fallen on hard times as a result of deployment, injury, or other military-related activities. To date, BURGER KING®’s generosity has directly assisted more than 4,100 veterans and military families.
The VFW is encouraging its members, their families and friends to stop in, purchase a meal and say “thank you” to the franchise owners, managers and BURGER KING® team members for their continued support of the veteran community. It’s also asking all members to post to social media about their visit using #ThankBK.
It’s through the efforts of supporters like BURGER KING® that the VFW is able to provide service members, veterans and their families a hand up when they need it most.
Find a BURGER KING® location near you, or learn more about the Unmet Needs program.

Buddy Poppies at The Beer Junction May 25th 5-8pm.

The Beer Junction on California Ave. will host our VFW Post 2713 Post and Structures Brewery on Thursday May 25 from 5-8pm.

Structures Brewery will have a tasting (usually 5 different brews) and we will have the opportunity to socialize with our fellow members and pass out “Buddy Poppies”.

We will have a table where the patrons can donate money. In addition, half of the proceeds collected from the beer tasting is given to our Post.

Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017

Congress has made it official that “DISPLAY OF FLAG ON NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY,” as per the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 which passed yesterday by both the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.  Basically it is to encourage everyone to fly the American Flag on that day just as it does for Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July and others.  (SEE ATTACHMENT)
Elmer Clark
State Commander


Vietnam War Commemoration 50th Anniversary @ Tahoma National Cemetery on Saturday, April 1 @ 11 a.m.


Veterans from the Vietnam War will be honored once again during a special 50th Anniversary commemoration ceremony held at Tahoma National Cemetery (TNC) on Saturday, April 1 beginning at 11 a.m.

Keynote Speaker for the event will be Jim Martinson; A Vietnam Veteran himself, Martinson lost both legs above the knee in Da Nang in 1968, but he did not let that life incident keep him down for long. Instead he started racing wheelchairs in 1976, competing in numerous road races and track events. He also went on to found Shadow Products, a sports equipment manufacturing company, and developed products like the Race Wheelchair for 10k, marathon and track, the Kan Ski for water skiing, and the mono ski for snow skiing, to name a few.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Tahoma National Cemetery will honor the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of the Vietnam Veterans during a Vietnam War Commemoration 50th Anniversary event through a special pinning ceremony. Those eligible to receive a special Vietnam Veteran Lapel pin during the special ceremony include any living US Veteran who served on active duty in the US Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location. The pins will be presented by Jim Martinson and Cemetery Director Thomas Yokes to each Vietnam Veteran in a dignified manner that will also be accompanied by personal remarks to each Veteran that reflect the nation’s thanks for their service and sacrifice.

Please, if you know someone that hasn’t been presented with this pin, whether they’re a VFW member or not, let them know of this phenomenal opportunity to be honored.

Yours in Comradeship,

Traci Williams
VFW State of WA

No One Does More For Veterans