We mourn the loss of Tom Koestler, the Chaplain of VFW Post 1597. Tom’s funeral services will be held on Friday, May 27th at 9:30 am., with mass to follow at 10:30 am. at Our Lady of Calvary Church, 11024 Knights Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154.
Monday, May 30th at 11:30 a.m. Lineup will begin at Cedar Avenue and State Road at 11:00 am. Memorial Ceremony will be held after the parade.
1 PM TO 5 PM
Established in 1914, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform.
The VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest veterans’ service organizations and our members are comprised of men and women from all walks of life with a common connection: All are relatives of those who have served overseas in a location of foreign conflict. Nearly 470,000 members in more than 3,700 Auxiliaries nationwide volunteer millions of hours and raise millions of dollars for charitable projects that benefit veterans, military service personnel and their families.
Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.
- 2nd Thursday months January thru May - Memorial Day Parade Committee Meeting (subject to change check with Committee Chairman - Robin Yarnall)
- 4/9 - Easter egg hunt @ noon
...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.