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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 ...

VFW Post 4174: Help at hand

In 1920, World War I veterans created a service for disabled military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. This organization, known as the DAV was founded to assist veterans and their families through various predicaments. Because of the great need for such an undertaking, a federal ...

VFW Post 4174: The VFW – 8 days a week!

Chances Are you’ve been reading all about the many good things the VFW, Post 4174 in Lehigh Acres does for veterans. But, I want to tell you, it’s not all work and no play here. We have many Wonderful Wonderful times and the camaraderie we share can leave one feeling so very Warm and ...

VFW Post 4174: VFW Auxiliary outreach

Since the advent of the 2020 pandemic, many organizations have had to change how they handle their outreach programs, and the Lehigh Acres VFW has been working to keep in step with the constant growing and changing. The VFW Auxiliary Community Outreach is in its second year and the program ...

VFW: Fighting food insecurity

America as always been touted as the Land of Opportunity, yet one in eight Americans faces a problem of food insecurity which is a state of being without reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. Many of our service people as well as veterans find this happening all too often. It has ...

VFW Post 4174: Why a poppy?

When you enter our dining room at the Lehigh Acres VFW Post 4174, you will see a canister on each table sporting some pretty red flowers. The flowers are poppies, which are the official flower to honor the fallen and support the living. The focus on the poppy began after the death and ...

VFW Post 4174: A cavalcade of riders

When many of us older people see a cavalcade of motorcyclists, our thoughts turn back to the ’60s, when groups like the Hells Angels ruled the streets. We didn’t approve or appreciate the things they did. Back then, we learned to run to the nearest safety zone and hope they would just keep ...

VFW Post 4174: Long may it wave!

When General Washington was leading his troops in battle, he wanted them to feel they were fighting for a cause, and knew that troops would follow a banner or flag, just as troops had been doing since the earliest times of war. He asked a young lady to sew a flag which would represent the 13 ...

VFW Post 4174: It’s an honor!

I’m sure we all have been somewhere when we viewed an Honor Guard performing at either a funeral, a state function, guarding a national monument, marching in a parade, heralding a sporting event or even a marathon. The primary purpose of the Honor Guard though, is to provide funeral ...

VFW Post 4174: Outside the box

Since the beginning of the pandemic, one of the most popular sayings that has been circulating all over the country is to ‘‘Think outside the box.” As we all have experienced this past year, many of our normal routines and the way we do things have undergone a drastic change. We can no ...