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Post TX115 had an amazing 2018!

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December 16, 2018

Holiday Homecoming – As is our custom, we followed the Christmas music program with our Post “Holiday Homecoming” gathering.  This large traditional family feast, with turkeys, hams, and all the trimmings plus a table full of sweets, brings together members, their families, and friends of the Post in a joyous celebration of the season.

December 16, 2018

Christmas Caroling – For our seventh year, the Post organized and performed a Christmas music program at a local senior living facility on December 17th.  Our program this year featured four solo performances and five group songs, with piano and guitar accompaniment.  The community’s residents seemed to really enjoy the music and many sang along.

November 11, 2018

Veterans Day Parade – On November 11th the Post supported the City of Buda Veterans Day Celebration.  Our Post family gathered together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day by participating in the city’s Veterans Parade.  It was wonderful to share our solidarity as a Post and to show our pride as veterans.  Special thanks to Robert Echeverria for sharing his beautifully restored Humvee for use in the parade.

October 27, 2018

Post Family & Friends Chili Cook-Off – Our annual Post Chili Cook-Off on October 27, 2018 was a big success, with both the cooks and with those there to taste all the great chilies.  Open to all veterans from the local area, eight teams competed for best chili and best themed booth.

September 29, 2018

First Responders Breakfast – Post TX115 held its fourth annual First Responders Breakfast on September 29, 2018.  Local Police, Sheriff, Fire, and EMS agencies plus Constables were invited to the Post for a hot breakfast and lots of gratitude.

August 11, 2018

Annual Post Family Picnic – Post TX115 had its second annual Family Picnic on August 11, 2018.  While the temperatures were a bit on the warm side, a cool time was had by all as they enjoyed some traditional summer fare and great camaraderie.

July 7, 2018

Spouse Appreciation Breakfast Post TX115 held its first Spouse Appreciation Breakfast on July 7, 2018, to thank all the wives, husbands, and partners who have supported their military member.  We love you for enduring the demands of military service and especially for “holding the fort” while we were away!

June 9, 2018

Women Veterans Recognition Breakfast Post TX115 held its first annual Women Veterans Recognition Breakfast on June 9, 2018, commemorating the Texas Women Veterans day, the 70th anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, and 101 years of women in uniformed military service.  Former USAF Major Shelly Calvert spoke of her service both Iraq and in Germany treating those wounded in combat.

April 28 & 29, 2018

Lions Club Wiener Dog Races – Post TX115 again supported the Buda Lions Club at their annual Wiener Dog Races, providing AMVETS veteran members to direct parking.  This event is the Lions major fundraiser for the year, one hundred percent of which is used to support local youth that are disabled and/or disadvantaged.

April & May 2018

JROTC Awards – Post TX115 supported a record 16 high school programs requesting AMVETS JROTC award packages for end of school year awards ceremonies.  Additionally, post members presented the awards at a record 12 schools in April and May.

March 31, 2018

Vietnam Era Veterans Breakfast – Post TX115 held its first Vietnam era veterans breakfast on March 31, 2018, observing the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Tet Offensive and the highest level of American troops in country.  Local area VFW and Legion posts veterans joined AMVETS members as we honored the service and sacrifice of those who answered our country’s call to duty.

January & February 2018

Military Care Packages – Throughout January, veterans, family members, and friends contributed hundreds of items for our annual “Veterans Valentine” Care Packages program.  On February 3, 2018 Post members contributed items and helped fill our “Veterans Valentine” Care Packages that we sent to military members deployed overseas.  This year’s effort yielded 20 boxes, filled to the brim with goodies for the troops.  This is our 6th year of this important program to support those serving all of us downrange.

January 2018

Mid-Winter Raffle – During January Post members sold tickets for our annual Mid-Winter Raffle, once again featuring the popular Ruger LC9s.  Due to the outstanding efforts of many, this fundraiser was very successful.