In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called 'In Flanders Fields'. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. ... The VFW Buddy Poppy program provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans' rehabilitation and service programs.
Our Post 4300 VFW riders group is a extremely active group. Camaraderie and cruising fun is a goal. Along with fund raisers for needy groups and vets. Our riders lay wreaths at Christmas time, while donating to many activities like Vets in need at Bay Pines Hospital. Our group would love your participation.
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help. Post 4300 takes the needs of our Veterans very seriously. Our Veterans Service Office is willing to help any veteran in need.
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group VFW Post 4300 would be honored for any veterans of a Foreign Conflict to join our ranks. The dues a small, but the benefits are great to all Veterans. We provide a comfortable canteen to relax, enjoy food and live music and mingle with fellow vets and friends. We are all the same.Live entertainment is provided throughout the week and some fantastic meals are also available. See our calendar for exact days and schedules. Games like Washer; Ship, Captain & Crew; Bar Poker and Bingo will give you and added fun reason to join our ranks. We hope to see you soon! Come join the camaraderie and fun.
Welcome to VFW Post 4300's new website. Thank you for visiting us. This site has a wealth of information which we hope you will avail yourself of. As we are linked with VFW National, this is ur one place for all news about VFW veterans, activities and programs. If you have suggestions to help us make this site easier and better for you, please email and of the officers with your comments. If you are not a member of Post 4300, and are a veteran of a foreign conflict, please consider joining us
VFW POST 4300, AT THE DIRECTION OF OUR FLORIDA GOVERNOR AND VFW STATE COMMANDER TONY PURDY, IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (AS ALL POSTS IN DISTRICT 11 & ALL VFW POSTS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA ARE CLOSED), DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE TO OUR VETERANS. PLEASE BE SAFE, FOR THE SAKE OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS. WE WILL NOTIFY YOU, AS SOON AS THIS SITUATION CHANGES. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING, AS WE PARTICIPATE IN THE EFFORT TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THIS DEADLY VIRUS.After a Positive approval vote, by Post 4300 membership; we have been making significant improvements to your post, during the shutdown. The entire interior of the post have been painted (ceiling and all walls), with new carpeting installed. All the chairs have also been replaced. It looks fantastic. Also, we are currently working on putting down a new floor in the kitchen. The Post looks forward to the directive from the Governor, and our State VFW Commander that will allow us to reopen.Post 4300 will be moving ahead with it's officer elections on Monday, May 18th, at 7pm. We will maintain social distancing at the meeting. We have been given the o.k. to hold such a meeting by District and State Commanders; whether the post is fully reopened by then or not. District Commander Charles Norris will be there to help with vote counting and to swear in the new 2020-2021 Post 4300 Officers. Nominations will be reopened at the meeting for those wishing to run for a position. Voting will commence after this 2nd round of nominations are taken from the floor. At the last meeting, the following members were nominated for office: Commander: Dale Barnes, Bob Sisson; Senior Vice Commander: Greg Schneider; Jr. Vice Commander: Open; QuarterMaster: Jim Campbell; Post Adjutant: Lee Hughes; Chaplain: Open; Judge Advocate: Open; Surgeon: Open; Service Officer: Open; House Committee: Joe Actilla, Bob Kimball; Ken Costello; Joe Guttilla. Following the last meeting, several other members expressed interest in a position (Bugsy & Tim Plant, but will have to be nominated from the floor, along with any other members interested in any of the above positions. If you are willing to serve our Post as an officer, please decide what position you would like to run for and be at the upcoming meeting. This is "our post"! The more that we all chip in and help; the easier it is for all and the better our post runs. See you at the meeting on Monday, May 18th @ 7pm..2019 VFW- Highlands County EMS Paramedic of the Year award pictures are in the Gallery section for your viewing pleasure.URGENT: New facebook group page "VFW Post 4300 SebringFL". YOU MERELY HAVE TO ASK FOR MEMBERSHIP AND I WILL APPROVE YOU. NO COST! JUST FUN AND TIMELY INFORMATION. SEE YOU THERE!!! (It is a closed group to maintain the integrity of the posts on the site).Condolences on the passing of Selene Spence (Gene Spence's wife). Also on the passing of Sandy Geddes (John Geddes wife). Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Condolences to family and gf Karen Mccarroll of (Dumpster) Mike Pryor on his passing. Further Condolences to family and friends of: Gloria Williams; Jim Brandt (aka "ears"); Eve Cox.. Condolences to family/friends of member Harry Pierce on his passing. Condolences to family and Friends of former VFW Commander Jim Lashley, on his passing. Condolences to family/friends of our QuarterMaster Scott Schoppenhorst, on his passing.POST MEMBERS MTG ON MONDAY 3/16/2020 AT 7PM.; OFFICERS MTG AT 6;15PM.. NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR ALL OFFICERS POSITIONS FOR THE COMING YEAR. ELECTIONS WILL BE AT THE APRIL MTG.
To view all the content about VFW Post 4300 this site has to offer,On a smartphone: you will find three bars on the upper right of your screen. Click on those and a drop down menu will show the sections of content. Click on the one that is of interest and enjoy!On a computer: on the upper portion of your screen you will see post 4300 and the sections of interest (some have dropdowns). Click on the section or subsection one of interest.POST ACTIVITIES :AS MENTIONED ABOVE ALL ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES ARE POSTPONED, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS.
Mar 20-(fri.)-Best Pizza in town 5-7pm; Gator entertaining 5-8pmMar 21-(sat.)-Bar Poker 4pm; Wings & Fries 5-6:30pm; Almost Live entertaining 6-9pmMar 22-(Sun)-Sports funday (bring a dish to pass); Karaoke with Megasounz 5-8pmMar 24(Tues)-VFW riders Pork Loin sandwich 5-6:30pm; Queen of Hearts 6pm; He Said, She Said entertaining 5-8pm.Mar 25 (weds)-Washers 1pm; Ship, Captain & Crew 3pm; Karaoke with Megasounz 5-8pmMar 26-(thurs)- Bingo 1pm; Bar Poker 4pmMar 27-(fri.)-Best Pizza in town 5-7pm; Gator entertaining 5-8pmMar 28-(Sat)- Bar Poker 4pm; Sloppy Joes 5-6:30pm; Geo Durham entertaining 6-9pmMar 29-(sun)-Sports funday (bring a dish to pass); Karaoke with Megasounz 5-8pmMar 31- (tues.)-Fish & shrimp 5-6:30pm; Queen of Hearts 6pm; Mitch Stewart entertaining 5-8pmBLUE WATER CLAIMS- Claims are now being processed for "Blue Water" service in the US Navy and other affected branches.URGENT: BE SURE TO READ " VETERAN COMMUNITY CARE- VA MISSION ACT OF 2018" This is of extreme importance if you rely on the VA Health Care Service. Look under news section and the article "Veteran Community Care- Urgent Care".The Post membership has spoken. We will remain at our current location. Expect shoring up of our building, renovation and painting to spruce up our post.Be sure to check out our Facebook page- VFW Post 4300 SebringFL. You will have to ask to join, but we will approve you in short order. Then you can follow and participate in all the fun
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...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a Nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.