Commander Russell Marsden and President Mary Gracey

Happy New Year Members!!!! A great way to start out a New Year is to remember to say Thank You to all of our members who have made the past year a great success for our veterans and their families, our community and our schools. Without your continued support, participation and dedication to our veteran causes this would not be possible. A big shout out to our officers, program chairmen, committee members, bartenders, and the managers of the canteen, banquet hall and picnic pavilion. They are the heart and soul of this organization who make it run efficiently. Congratulations to all on a job well done!

As we reflect back on 2018 we are very proud of the projects and accomplishments that we were able to do for our veterans, their families, our soldiers, the Syracuse VA Hospital, our community, our schools, our post and post grounds because of the support that you have given us. Without your continued support nothing could be accomplished and we are very grateful.

Also as I think back on 2018 I remember the members who have been ill or hospitalized and wish them good health in 2019 and as for the members who we have lost letís all take a moment to remember them and to the families of these members we extend our sincere heartfelt condolences. They will all be sadly missed, God Bless!

Having that said I hope that we can count on your continued support and dedication to our organization in 2019. Enclosed are 3 tickets per member on the 2019th Crazy Cash our biggest Fund Raiser that will be held on Saturday September 7th this year. More tickets are available in the post canteen. The money raised at this event helps us to do the upkeep of our beautiful post, buildings and grounds. Have a wonderful New Year and remember to keep our veterans, servicemen and women in your hearts and prayers. Commander: Russell Marsden

Hello, from Auxiliary President Mary Gracey. First, I want to say Thank You to all of you for what you have been doing for our veterans and their families. I know they appreciate everything that we do for them. So, keep up the great work! It takes a team of dedicated, hardworking individuals to make great leaps and bounds in representing and supporting our veterans.

My belief in a strong, loving community and gratefulness to our veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made for our country lead me to asking each of you to help your Auxiliary and your VFW this year. I firmly believe we owe our veterans a debt for our freedoms. It only takes one person to make a difference in the life of a veteran! Will that one person be you in 2019?

If so, the VFW has an incredible opportunity for you. Attached is the Calendar of Events for 2019 in an effort to raise money to support our many veteran programs, community and schools. Please check out the events we have planned and it would be greatly appreciated if you could join us to volunteer or attend any of the events.Working together we can accomplish anything so letís come out running and show our veterans what we can do.

Thank You all for the confidence you have had in me as your Auxiliary President and for the support and guidance as we reach the Ĺ year mark. Remember that working together as a Team with the VFW there will be no stopping us! President Mary Gracey