FDNY VFW Post 12033
100th anniversary Veterans Day Parade
1100, 11NOV2019 - muster: 1000
Broadway and 24th Street
Dress uniform shall be worn, PLEASE wear the OFFICIAL VFW CAPS if you have them
We hope to have at least 47 members to carry American Flags filling the ranks to represent the 47 FDNY members who have lost their lives while serving on Military Active Duty.
Unfortunately, the FDNY has had another KIA this past year and we will add another flag for FF Slutman to represent the 47 service members that have died while on active duty over the history of the department.
The VFW is taking names for the 47 flag detail. You do not have to be a member of the VFW but we are asking all veterans of all services and time periods to volunteer.
If you know of any Military Veteran (active or retired) members of the Department, please extend the invitation to join us.
There will be a limited number of vehicles for family and members with difficulty marching.
If you are scheduled to work and wish to march or interested in attending, contact FF Sam Erwin @919-270-1074.
Post members are invited to an after Parade gathering at the Irish Pub, 837 7th ave between W53 and W54 streets.
Annual E66/L61 Arlington National Cemetery
QTRS of 66/61 to Arlington and back.
Annual E66/L61 Arlington National Cemetery trip to honor and celebrate the birthday of our Post namesake Chris Engeldrum. ALL VFW Post members are invited. The bus will meet and drop off at the Quarters of E66/L61. Similar arrangements as in previous years. More details to be posted as they become available. I hope you will be able to join the Engeldrum family for this very special day.
VFW Post Memorial Wall, Helmet Dedication Ceremony
1100, 09NOV2019 - muster: 0830
The Rock VFW Memorial
The dedication of three additional helmets to our Military Memorial Wall signifying the loss of our brothers, Lt. Christopher Raguso and FM Christopher Zanetis who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq, 15MAR2018, and FF Christopher Slutman who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan, 08APR2019. This is a VFW Post function, it will follow the format of a Department LODD Plaque Dedication. This is an All Hands event meeting at the Rock at 0830. Let’s turnout to show our respects for our fallen Comrades.
VFW members will be helping with food set up and traffic control. We need members to be at the front gate and secondary gate to guide guests into proper parking areas.
General public will park in parking lot; Dignitaries, and family members will be allowed to park in front of the main building near the Auditorium and by the Probie PT area near Bldg 11 Cafeteria.
Post members will be given brief instructions by the Ceremonial Unit prior to the event.
PLEASE wear the OFFICIAL VFW CAPS if you have them.
We are expecting a great turnout by the Fire Companies, Families and Military Units for Raguso, Zanetis and Slutman.