2121 Grand Island Blvd.
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9/11 Memorial Ceremony - September 2017The VFW at 2121 Grand Island Blvd will be hosting a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Monday, September 11th at 7PM. It will take place at the flagpole, or under the pavilion in the event of rain. All are welcome to attend.
VFW Grand Island Garage Sale 2017 - July 2017The VFW Post 9249 in conjunction with Grand Island Farms, Inc. will be hosting a Garage Sale and Farmers Market on Friday, August 18th (12pm-6pm) & Saturday, August 19th (8am-4pm). 30 booths will be available, first come, first serve. Covered booths are $30 and yard sites are $20. Advance registration is required. For garage sale, contact Spencer at 773.6186 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For vendor information contact Sheila at email@example.com. See flyer.
Wall of Honor 42 Years Strong - July 2017
From left: Jr. Vice Commander Paul Coughlin, deSignet representative Kim Schopp Kalman and Chaplain Mike Cutini.
The Grand Island VFW Post #9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., was mustered on August 6, 1965. Since its inception, a VFW Wall of Honor has been maintained. The wall consists of plaques with all deceased members names engraved on metal. At this time there are 226 names listed. A new plaque was added 15 years ago which lists the members that have served on the Honor Guard. In the middle of the wall is the Charles N. DeGlopper Medal of Honor Display.
Charles N. DeGlopper Medal of Honor Display.
Over 15 years ago, Reg Schopp at the Island DeSignet Jewelry shop took over the engraving of the metal plaques at no charge, and continues to do so. Chaplain Mike Cutini said the post is constantly and aggressively seeking new members. All eligible are welcome, please bring their DD214 form in to the post.
Volunteer Opportunity - Help the Veterans - June 2017Please join us Monday, June 27th at 6:00 p.m. at the VFW Post, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., for a planning meeting for 4th of July at the VFW on Grand Island. We are reformatting the management of the event and welcome the public to the mandatory planning meeting to find out how you can help our event be successful. We will feed you light dinner and help you find the best venue to work. The day of the event we will feed you and offer refreshments. It's a lot of fun and helps a good cause.
Memorial Day Cemetery Schedule - May 2017
The Honor Guard of the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Post 9249 Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct gravesite services at the following locations on May 29, 2017 - times approximate:
VFW Flags on the Boulevard 2017 Sponsors - May 2017
For several years the VFW Post #9249 has collected donations from individuals and businesses for the Flags on the Boulevard. Each Memorial Day, the flags are displayed with the sponsors names. One half of the proceeds will go to the DeGlopper Park expansion.
This years sponsors are: Business sponsors $100 - Aceti's Wine & Spirits, Adam's Door Company Inc, Certified AutoBrokers Inc., Christine Learman, CPA, P.C., Cross Controls & Electric, Daigler Engineering, Inc., Double D Construction, ElderWood at Grand Island, Flower A Day Florist, Grand Island Central School District, GI Moose Family Center #180, Grand Island Waste Management, Health Wear of WNY, Jack's Lawn Mower Service, John's Pizza & Subs, Mallwitz's Island Lanes, McMahon's Family Restaurant, River Oaks Golf Club /Ellden's Grill & Banquet, Robert M. Ratajczak, Jr. P.C., Rockwood Brothers Collision, Wayside Nursery, Inc., Wheelfind Auto Repairs & Towing, Woodchuck Tree Service, Erie County Legislator Hardwick (District 4), Town Councilman Chris Aronica, JB Landscaping & Snowplowing, Buffalo DogHouse, B. Pariso Transport, Niagara River Station Fishing Club, Fuccillo Automotive Group. Individual donors - $50, Metro Town Center Realty, Inc., Laurance C. Wright, Compu-Mail.