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"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." I agree wholeheartedly that it is the dedication of a lifetime that defines true patriotism.  You all have given not only your time, dedication and effort, but—most importantly—your very being to the protection and advancement of this great country. You work tirelessly for the rights of the veterans who serve our country, while conducting the nation’s finest civic training to instill young future leaders with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to govern this country.

 
 
     
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Bingo
Date: 11/15/2016
Location: VFW 4659

Post Bingo Doors Open at 930 - Starts at 1000
Bingo
Date: 11/22/2016
Location: VFW 4659

Post Bingo Doors Open at 930 - Starts at 1000
Bingo
Date: 11/29/2016
Location: VFW 4659

Post Bingo Doors Open at 930 - Starts at 1000
Bingo
Date: 11/10/2016
Location: VFW 4659

Auxiliary Bingo Doors Open at 930 - Starts at 1000
Bingo
Date: 11/24/2016
Location: VFW 4659

Auxiliary Bingo Doors Open at 930 - Starts at 1000
Bingo
Date: 11/17/2016
Location: VFW 4659

Auxiliary Bingo Doors Open at 930 - Starts at 1000
USMC Birthday
Date: 11/10/2016
Location: Everywhere

Happy Birthday Marine Corps - Semper Fi
Veterans Day Remembrance
Date: 11/11/2016
Location: VFW 4659

11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month we shall remember
Vietnam Memorial
Date: 11/13/2016
Location: Washington DC

Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Dedicated 1982
Thanksgiving
Date: 11/24/2016
Location: Your Home

Enjoy Thanksgiving1
Homeless Vets
Date: 11/16/2016
Location: VFW 4659

Homeless Veterans to visit our Post
Post Christmas Party
Date: 12/3/2016
Location: Post 4659

Clubroom Christmas Party 2016
Bingo
Date: 12/6/2016
Location: Post 4659

Post Bingo doors open at 0930
Bingo
Date: 12/8/2016
Location: Post 4659

Auxiliary Bingo doors open at 0930
Veterans Outreach
Date: 12/12/2016
Location: Post 4659

Veterans Outreach Sessions 1000 AM - 430 PM Contact Lisa Maria 586-463-3583
Great Lakes National Cemetery
Date: 12/7/2016
Location: Great Lakes Cemetery

Honor goes to National Cemetery to give Final Military Honors to Veterans whom have passed
Bingo
Date: 12/13/2016
Location: Post 4659

Post Bingo doors open at 0930
VFW Members Meeting
Date: 12/14/2016
Location: Post 4659

General Members Meeting starts at 700 PM
Bingo
Date: 12/15/2016
Location: Post 4659

Auxiliary Bingo doors open at 0930
Bingo
Date: 12/20/2016
Location: Post 4659

Post Bingo doors open at 0930
Bingo
Date: 12/22/2016
Location: Post 4659

Auxiliary Bingo doors open at 0930
Bingo
Date: 12/27/2016
Location: Post 4659

Post Bingo doors open at 0930
Bingo
Date: 12/29/2016
Location: Post 4659

Auxiliary Bingo doors open at 0930
VFW HouseOfficers Meeting
Date: 12/21/2016
Location: Post 4659

House Meeting Starts at 700 PM
VFW Members Meeting
Date: 12/28/2016
Location: Post 4659

Post General Members Meeting Begins at 700 PM
Christmas Eve
Date: 12/24/2016
Location: Post 4659

Merry Christmas, Clubroom Closes Early
Christmas
Date: 12/25/2016
Location: Post 4659

Merry Christmas, Clubroom Closed
Presidents Day
Date: 2/20/2017
Location:

Department Closed
Memorial Day
Date: 5/29/2017
Location:

Department Closed
Department Convention
Date: 6/1/2017
Location: Gateway Holiday Inn, Flint MI

Department Convention, Gateway Flint Michigan
Happy Thanksgiving
Date: 11/24/2016
Location:

Pearl Harbor Day
Date: 12/7/2016
Location:

Dept. Office Closed
Date: 11/24/2016
Location:

Dept. Office Closed
Date: 11/25/2016
Location:

Dept. Office Closed
Date: 12/23/2016
Location:

Dept. Office Closed
Date: 12/26/2016
Location:

Dept. Office Closed
Date: 12/30/2016
Location:

Dept. Office Closed
Date: 1/2/2017
Location:

Mid- Winter
Date: 1/27/2017
Location: Causeway Bay, Lansing MI

Mid- Winter Banquet
Date: 1/28/2017
Location: Causeway Bay, Lansing MI

Please see Dept. website for all the details.
National Four Chaplins Day
Date: 2/3/2017
Location:

National Legislative Conference
Date: 2/26/2017
Location: Washington D.C.

National Legislative Conference
Date: 2/27/2017
Location: Washington D.C.

National Legislative Conference
Date: 2/28/2017
Location: Washington D.C.

Dept. Commander President Joint Testimonial
Date: 4/22/2017
Location: Sterling Heights

Details TBA
District 6 meeting
Date: 12/3/2016
Location: Post 423, Ann Arbor

Cootie Christmas Party
Date: 12/3/2016
Location: VFW National Home, Eaton Rapids, MI

Party/ Banquet starts at 10:00 a.m.
District 12 VOD PP Awards Banquet
Date: 12/3/2016
Location: Post 3195, Norton Shores

Banquet starts at 100 p.m.
District 5 meeting
Date: 12/4/2016
Location: Post 1146, St. Clair Shores

District 8 meeting
Date: 2/4/2017
Location: Post 2406, Charlotte

District 9 meeting
Date: 2/4/2017
Location: Post 3055- St. Louis

District 10 meeting
Date: 2/4/2017
Location: Post 4087, Davison

District 4 meeting
Date: 2/5/2017
Location: Post 7546, Dearborn Heights

Meeting starts at 1200 p.m.
District 7 meeting
Date: 2/5/2017
Location: Post 5319, Athens

District 11 meeting
Date: 2/5/2017
Location: Post 5738, Clare

District 14 meeting
Date: 2/5/2017
Location: Post 3165, Neguanee

Meeting starts at 100 p.m.
District 5 meeting
Date: 2/12/2017
Location: Post 1008, Waterford

District 15 meeting
Date: 2/12/2017
Location: Post 2891, Crystal Falls

Day of Challenges
Date: 2/25/2017
Location: MTU, Houghton

Happy New Year!!
Date: 12/31/2016
Location:

Christmas
Date: 12/25/2016
Location:

District 7 meeting
Date: 2/5/2017
Location: Post 5319, Athens

Dept. Convention
Date: 6/2/2017
Location: Gateway Holiday Inn, Flint MI

Dept. Convention
Date: 6/3/2017
Location: Gateway Holiday Inn, Flint MI

Armys Birthday
Date: 6/14/2017
Location:

Buddy Poppy Days
Date: 5/11/2017
Location:

Buddy Poppy Days
Date: 5/12/2017
Location:

Buddy Poppy Days
Date: 5/13/2017
Location:

District 12 meeting
Date: 4/9/2017
Location: Post 4249, Newaygo

meeting starts at 1130 a.m.
District 6 meeting
Date: 4/29/2017
Location: Post 1138, Monroe

District 15 meeting
Date: 4/29/2017
Location: Post 3673, Bessmer

District 15 meeting
Date: 4/30/2017
Location: Post 3673, Bessmer

District 5 meeting
Date: 4/30/2017
Location: Post 6691, Fraser

District 4 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 345, Redford

Meeting starts at 1200 p.m.
District 8 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 5585, Portage

District 9 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 5065, Sheridan

District 13 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 2496, Alpena

District 14 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 4573, Ishpeming

District 14 meeting
Date: 5/7/2017
Location: Post 4573, Ishpeming

District 7 meeting
Date: 5/7/2017
Location: Post 2284, Edwardsburg

City of Monroe Memorial Day Parade
Date: 5/29/2017
Location: Monroe, Post 1138

Parade starts at 200 p.m.
Meeting in Flint
Date: 6-5-2014 at 6PM
Location: Flint, Michigan

Department Convention Flint Gateway
 

As yesterday’s defenders of freedom, 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.

 

"Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over". With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!!

If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.

 

 

 
   
 

Welcome to Post 4659

 
Recent Events & Photos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Super News!!!
 
GWOT Veterans may get Recognition they
 
deserve!  Update 11-17
 
The Governors' office responds!  Representatives from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, at the direction from the Governors office has contacted be directly concerning our GWOT project. Jason Wentworth, East Central Regional Coordinator, contacted me to set up a meeting with him and other staff to see what we can do collectively to honor our Global War on Terror Veterans, consequently, we have set up a conference call for Monday, Nov. 21st.  Meegan Holland from the MVAA will be leading the call along several other personnel including a representative of the Office of the Governor.
 
 
 As most of you know, there is an initiative, started by our Post for the Global War on Terror Veterans to receive a day of recognition and a parade in their honor.  In that effort a letter was sent to every member of the Michigan Legislature and the Governor asking for this to happen, it was accompanied by six pages of endorsements including a very strong letter from the Chief Veterans Officer in the County our very own Laura Rios.
 
We have received feedback and they want suggestions; I spoke with a person in the office of  State Legislature, Marilyn Lane (D) Fraser who was very positive about supporting the project, I also spoke with a Representative for Peter Lucido (R) Shelby Township who is interested in Introducing a Bill to accomplish this, they are asking us to Pick a Day we think would best reflect on the GWOT Vets, the obvious choice would be 9-11, however, that may get lost in all the other items going on that day, I suggest  10-7, it was October 7th 2001 that Operation Enduring Freedom began with our Airstrikes into Afghanistan, please go to our Facebook Page: facebook.com/vfw4659 and post your comments so we can let Representative Lucido know what day is best for the GWOT VET Day of Recognition
Scott Metcalf, GWOT Day of Recognition Chairman 
 
 
 
 
 

Welcome to your NEW WEB PAGE
 
 There will be many new things to look at, I encourage you to explore all the pages above, particularly News & Events and Gallery each will have sub-categories to explore, for example under News & Events you will have items like, Newsletters, Holly National Cemetery, Goldstar Mothers, Blood Drive, Peach Festival, and so on, by clicking on them there will be more information behind the scenes.  In the Gallery you will find many categories that will include pictures behind each category, theses will be from older events. There is also an Officers Page that will allow you to get to know your elected officers better (this is still under construction waiting for more input).  After you browse through the pages (Tabs) on top of the Home Page, don't forget to check out the bottom of the page for more places to visit, for example Programs, which if clicked on will explain how a student in the local high school can apply for the Carl LaRock Scholarship Program and even have a link for the form to fill out.  Please remember this site is brand new and many things need to be added/updated, please check back frequently.  If you receive error codes working the site you may email me at cchiefmsgt@gmail.com  This Email is ONLY for this web site and you will NOT receive a reply, I monitor this email weekly only, should you need to contact me and expect a reply you must do so through my AOL account which is not listed here as this public site is open to scrapers & spammers to capture my email and deluge me in Spam.
I hope you enjoy the new site
Scott Metcalf  VFW 4659 Web Page/Facebook Coordinator
 
 



 

 



 

Our Mission

     
 
Those Who Fought Together – Belong Together
The VFW Post 4659 mission is to "honor the dead by helping the living" through veterans' service, community service, national security and a strong national defense.

The Shelby Township Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4659 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of United States military veterans, their families, and our local community.

 
     
 
   
 

VFW POST 4659 News

 
 

Veterans Burial Allowance
US Veteran Burial Benefits: New Changes

   
 
   

Veterans Day 2016
Veterans Day at Pine Ridge Retirement Home and Post 4659

   
 
   
 

Statewide News

 
 

38th Annual Mid Winter Conference
Attached is the Mid-Winter Housing, Banquet Tickets, Ad book information and the tenative agenda. Thank you

   
 
   
 

National News

 
 

VFW Salutes United States Army for 241 Years of Service
Our nation’s soldiers are America’s true heroes.
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – June 14, 2016, marks the 241st year of service from the United States Army. The U.S. Army has evolved drastically since it was originally organized as the Continental Army in 1775; battlefields have transformed, weaponry has evolved, faces have come and gone, military uniforms have varied, but one thing holds fast: the bravery and the heart of the individuals who wear the uniform, and their commitment to their mission.

   
 
   
 
 
   
 

What Others are Saying

 

The Officers

 
       
 
I may not always believe in and trust our government, but I will ALWAYS believe and trust the American Soldier.  You have taken a sacred oath to protect the many FREEDOMS that so many of us take for granted.  Please understand that I am grateful for your sacrifice(s) and your service on my behalf.  It is an honor to call you "My Countrymen".

 

 

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ~John Maxwell

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