Veterans First, Inc.                    New York, VA Chapter 1
                                                                                                                                  

THE NATION WHICH FORGETS ITS DEFENDERS WILL ITSELF BE FORGOTTEN.

EVENTS

Poker Run 2011: Click on the link below to get information about our poker run! http://www.veteransfirstinc.org/pokerrun2011.html

PAST EVENTS - VETERANS FIRST, INC.

Chesterfest 2009 was a great success. Veterans First members provided a banner for festival
attenders to sign in support of our troops. Veterans First collected money through quartermaster sales and individual donations to help our homeless vets.
Thanks to everyone who helped and attended, it was a great day.

  

             

  

  

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On June 28, 2009 Veterans First members met at Monroe Park to help feed the homeless citizens and veterans of our community.

           

  

  

  

  

  

  

If you would like to help us feed the homeless,  CLICK HERE  for upcoming dates and times.

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On June 13, 2009 Veterans First Inc. held it's second annual Poker Run to raise money for our homeless veterans community. We started with breakfast and registration at Bubba's restaurant and headed out to Southern Star, Lakeside Tavern and O'banks restaurant. Along the route there was a lot good food, good drink and good fun. We ended the Run at Bubba's where we held a bake sale, auctions and door prizes, etc. in an effort to raise money for the cause. The event was a great success! The money raised will make a nice contribution over the next year for veterans in need. We would like to thank everyone involved for their fellowship, time and donations.

  

  

  

         

  
                        


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On Memorial Day May 25th, 2009 Veterans First members gathered together to ride to the Virginia War Memorial to honor veterans. Veterans First representatives Tigger and Wolf placed our wreath at the memorial. A world war 2 veteran rode with us to take his place with the honored guest. Tigger was interviewed by Channel 8 News to speak about our mission and goals. Thanks to all for a great day.

  

  

  

              

                                      
  
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Fall 2008 - Veterans First, Inc. participated in a benefit that was put on for Tristan who is fighting brain cancer. All involved, especially Tristan, had a fun time. The benefit was a great success. 

  

  
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Wreaths Across America ceremony, 2nd weekend in December 2008, was held at the
New York National Cemetery located at 1701 Williamsburg Rd. New York, VA 23231.

    
 
     

    

                                    
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VETERANS DAY - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2008
Pictured on the front page of the New York Times Dispatch, Ron "Tigger" Mabry
(President of the Veterans First, Inc. New York, VA Chapter 1) sat at the
Virginia War Memorial before the start of Veterans Day observances.
 

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