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FLAG DAY CEREMONY

VFW Helotes Post 7108 performed the Flag Day Ceremony on June 14, 2018 at the Post’s Flag Pole. The event started at 6 p.m. with a salute and allegiance to the flag followed by the Chaplain’s prayer. House Committee Chairman Arthur Young cited a brief history of Flag Day, followed by Flag retirement and disposal. Post members and guests were present for this ceremonial event. Refreshments and Ceremonial cake were served after the ceremony. Pictorial reference (L& R Photos) Boys Scout Troop 351 doing the honor of retiring the Flag.

Amount: $45.00 /Hours: 2 /Members: 5

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D-DAY CEREMONY

D-DAY CEREMONY

 VFW Helotes Post 7108 performed the D-Day Ceremony on June 6, 2018. The event started at 6 p.m. with a salute and allegiance to the flag followed by the Chaplain’s prayer. Commander Knowles Atchison cited a brief history of D-Day.  A day when the most war causalities happen, over 9000 Allied Forces died that day along at Normandy, the most in a one-day battle. Post members and guests were present for this ceremonial event. Refreshments and Ceremonial cake were served after the ceremony. Pictorial reference (Front row l to R); Jose Duran/TX VFW District 20 Commander (black shirt), Pamela Gammage /Post Auxiliary, Gladys Portalatin/Post Auxiliary President (holding Cake), Knowles Atchison/VFW Post 7108 Commander, Bernard Bridges/Post Jr.-Vice Commander. Back row (L to R) Carlos Gutierrez/Post Chaplain, John Maines (white cap).

Amount: $50 / Hours: 1 /Members: 10

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Memorial Day Fort Sam Houston National and Mission Retama Cemeteries 

VFW Helotes Post 7108 Commander, Knowles Atchison, TX VFWMG Unit 30 and Texas VFW District 20 Commander Jose Duran representing District 20 participated in Memorial Day Ceremony at Ft. Sam Houston National and Mission Retama Cemeteries on May 28, 2018. The event started 10 a.m. with hundreds of folks in attendance. This event honors our war dead and is celebrated throughout the nation in large, small and private cemeteries. This solemn ceremony was performed in beautiful weather as was not the case in past years. All photos of these Memorial Ceremonies were taken at both cemeteries and represent Texas VFW Helotes Post 7108, Auxiliary and TX VFWMG Unit 30-7108.

Amount: $50 /Hours: 25 /Members: 10

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Homeless Veteran Interment Ceremony at Ft. Sam Houston National on May 30, 2018

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery 

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VFW Helotes Post 7108 Commander, Knowles Atchison participated in Homeless Veteran Interment Ceremony at Ft. Sam Houston National on May 30, 2018. The event started 10 a.m. with hundreds of folks in attendance. Commander Atchison has attended numerous such events this year. The event honors our veterans who for whatever reason have been neglected and fallen into hard times get a proper military burial in a National Cemeteries. Our District 20 has a Homeless Veterans Program and the Chairman try real heard to help these veterans but not all accept help and thus fall through. This solemn ceremony was performed in beautiful weather. All photos of these Memorial Ceremonies were taken at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Amount: $25 /Hours: 3 /Members: 1