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VFW Post 4174: The Gold Star

Remember back in grade school when you accomplished something special, like learning the times tables or how to spell a list of 20 words without making a mistake and were rewarded by a gold star? It was a symbol of your doing a worthwhile endeavor and your family would applaud you for the ...

VFW Post 4174:

When I graduated high school, like many others before me, I felt I knew it all and decided the time was ripe for me to leave home, get my own apartment and begin living the real life. It didn’t take very long for me to find out I really did not know it all. As a matter of fact, I still had a ...

VFW Post 4174: September salutations

At VFW Post 4174 in Lehigh Acres, the month of September was filled with several important events. Patriot Day, Sept. 11, was a day of remembering the catastrophic events which occurred in New York, and a way for the country to thank all those who responded to the horrors of that day by ...

VFW Post 4174: VFW Auxiliary MALTA

When I first heard the term MALTA in conjunction with the VFW Auxiliary, I was wondering if it was some kind of drink they had invented and was curious enough to want to try it. I soon learned, it is not a drink at all, but the initials for Membership Auxiliary Leadership Technology Access. ...

What’s good for the goose…

To the editor: Gov. Ron DeSantis is getting in the way of protecting children from an airborne virus. Hampering the success of ending the pandemic he describes his actions as individual rights. But what it looks like is risking our lives to win cheap political points (“Look, ma, I got as ...

VFW: Forever may she wave!

On Sept. 13, 1814, a 35-year-old American lawyer, boarded the flagship of the British Fleet currently blocking Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. He wanted to obtain the release of a friend whom the British had recently arrested. The lawyer, a Francis Scott Key, was able to negotiate the ...

Americanism through auxiliary activities

While many members of our Auxiliary are often busy helping out with meals, that is only one small part of the many ways in which the VFW Post 4174 in Lehigh Acres is supported by its Auxiliary Unit. But, probably the activity most enjoyed concerns some of the youngest citizens in our ...

The Purple Heart

Many of us have heard of the Purple Heart, but do not know the history and significance of this very special award. It is the highest ranking military medal awarded for valor and heroism, honoring those who serve in combat and perform above and beyond the call of duty. The Purple Heart was ...

VFW Post 4174: Thinking ‘INSIDE’ The Box!

Have you noticed the most commonly used catchphrase lately is “think OUTSIDE the box?" Well, I like to be different, so I am going to ask you to think INSIDE the box for a little while. If you recall, last week, I mentioned that the VFW Post 4174 is collecting school supplies and inviting ...

VFW Post 4174: School days!

On the radio back in 1948, a program called Our Miss Brooks was on the air, regaling listeners with the trials and tribulations of an imaginary high school. The show was popular and a regular feature until 1956 when it went to television, with Eve Arden in the lead role as Miss Brooks. It ...