King George has a new VFW chapter. Congratulations and welcome. The VFW goes all the way back to 1899 after the Spanish-American War. They originally formed to support veterans because there were no GI post-war benefits or even medical care for soldiers back then. Today they continue to support our veterans, service members, and their families with programs and services. The VFW mission is “to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of the overseas conflict. To serve our veterans, the military, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.”
This post is dedicated to the memory of Sgt. Nicholas C. Mason, a native son of King George. There has been a lot of support and interest in getting this post off the ground. As such, it has the distinction of being the fastest post to stand up in the state in a very long time. Alex McKenna, post Commander, believes that is due to people wanting “to share the camaraderie, honor Sgt. Mason, and be part of a world-class organization” An Auxiliary is also in the beginning stages. Anyone who joins before July 29th will be noted as a charter member.
Currently, the meetings are held at Canterbury Clubhouse on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 pm. They are looking for a more permanent location, so if you know someone who has a building or property, they would like to donate. Please contact. Alex McKenna.
Thank you for your service!