VFW Post 970 News

• Our first in-person Post meeting was held April 14 at the Oahu Veterans Center at 1900 VFW Post 970 Officers election. Contact us for more information.

Recent Past Events/Items

• September 20, 2021: Our Flag Depository Box was placed at the Oahu Veterans Center. Go to the “Events” page to see the photograph.

• October 15, 2021: We had our annual “Go Fish” booth at the NEX. Look under Events section, “Go Fish” for photograph.

• February 19-20, 2022: Buddy Poppy Drive. Thanks to everyone who participated at the Hickam BX and the NEX. All donations collected during the Buddy Poppy drive will go to our Post Relief Fund. The Relief Fund can only be used to assist veterans, Active-Duty and their dependents in need. Also the Relief Fund goes to support youth and educational programs.

• March 10, 2022: VFW Post 970 Meeting: Started the nominations of the 2022-2023 Post Officers (Commander, Senior Vice Commander, Junior Vice Commander, Quartermaster, Chaplain and Trustee)

• March 12-13, 2022: The Gun Show at the Neal Blaisdell Center. VFW Post 970 has had a booth at the Gun Show since the mid 1980’s to share information and benefits and as an outreach to veterans. This was the first Gun Show since the start of the pandemic.

• March 29, 2022: National Vietnam Veterans Day
1000 Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
1800 Parade at Waikiki.

• April 4, 2022: Was the 49th Anniversary of the End of Operation Homecoming, the return of the POW from Vietnam. VFW Post 970 had a small ceremony cross the street of the Hickam gas station/Firestone, see events for photos. We are currently coordinating with JBPH-H if they are doing any ceremony for next year’s 50th Anniversary.

• April 14, 2022: VFW Post 970 Meeting; Election of Post Officers for 2022-2023 fiscal year. See Election of Post Officers, under About VFW Post 970.

• April 16-17, 2022: Was our first VFW Post 970 Fundraiser at the Navy Exchange. Donations collected during a Buddy Poppy drive cannot go to support the Post, only money we collect during our fundraisers can go to help operate the Post.

Upcoming Events/Items

• May 7, 2022: 0900-1100 VFW Day of Service. Joint project with VFW Post 1540. Cleaning up the Hawaii Korea-Vietnam War Memorial on the grounds of the Hawaii State Capitol.

• May 12, 2022: 1900-2030 VFW Post 970 Meeting at the Oahu Veterans Center.

• May 28-29, 2022: 0900-1530 VFW Post 970 Buddy Poppy Drive at the Hickam BX, Commissary and NEX.

• May 30, 2022: Memorial Day Ceremonies at the WWII Memorial, Korean/Vietnam Memorial, National Memorial of the Pacific at Punchbowl and the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

• June 2, 2022: 1900-2030 VFW Post Meeting (Moved up a week earlier due to the VFW Department of Hawaii State Convention).

• June 9-11, 2022: VFW Department of Hawaii State Convention at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort.