Fulfilling the soldier’s promise to never leave a fallen comrade behind on the battlefield is difficult, but we know how important the mission is to the families and to the military serving in uniform today. That’s why the VFW will always support this mission, and the men and women who accomplish it.
The yearly Memorial Day Service at the Wildomar Cemetery saw about 100 to 130 people come out to honor the servicemen and women that have fallen as they fought to preserve the American way of life. Master of ceremony was VFW 1508 Post Commander.
A non-profit 501.C3 Organization, our main charities include but are not limited to; Chula Vista Veterans Home, Golden Age Games, Wheelchair Games, and Wounded Warriors Foundations. Our Chapters support the Department of California and their individual districts on many levels. We are unique in that we are comprised 100% of combat veterans. Our current members range from active duty, veterans, and retired members of the Armed Forces.
VFW Post 1508 is proud to represent Veterans in and around our community. whether by speaking at city council meetings, attending local event's or helping in various other ways.
The VFW Buddy Poppy program provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans' rehabilitation and service programs and partially supports the VFW National Home For Children. Show your support today. Host a Buddy Poppy drive in your town, or have your local government issue a special proclamation.
As Americas defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group. Whether your still Active Duty, out of the service, or retired our nation still needs you. You can continue your service by joining our ranks and helping from the local level to the national level.
Subject: THE FALLEN 13 ANGLES AT KABUL AFGHANISTAN
Greetings from Post Commander Charles Golden;Beginning Saturday evening, September 4, 2021 at 1800hrs (6 pm). Post 1508 Members and Auxillary are asked to attend a gathering in remembrance of the 13 members of the U.S. Military who perished in the terrorist bombing at the Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday, August 27, 2021.Post 1508 will continue to meet each Saturday thereafter at 1800 hrs. until further notice.All Post Officers will required at this event as mandatory attendance.The Post Commander has requested that Members (who own one) wear the official VFW Cover during this event.
For the Marine Corps, the deceased are:
• Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts
Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, California
Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California
Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska
Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana
Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas
Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Missouri
Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California
Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California.
For the Navy, the deceased is:Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio
For the Army, the deceased is:
Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee
...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.
That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.