Please join VFW Post 879 on 29 May 2016 for our annual Memorial Day ceremony. It starts at 1:00 PM and will be held at the North Boundary Park in Cranberry Township. Events include:
- Presenting the colors
- The laying of wreaths
- A 21 gun salute
- The playing of Taps
- A short speech
Sandwiches and drinks will be provided afterward.
North Boundary Park
1171 N Boundary Rd
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Note: The ceremony will take place at the veterans memorial. Drive past the soccer fields & swimming pool entrance.
We look forward to seeing you as we honor our fallen brothers and sisters.
The April 2016 meeting will be Thursday April 21st at the Elks, 1930 (7:30 PM). If you have anything to bring up let us know ahead of time, so things move faster. Click here for more information about the meeting location.
At our post meeting on Thursday, 18 February 2016 we honored the recipients of our Voice of Democracy essay contest.
Since 1947 the VoD program has been the VFW’s premiere scholarship program. Our post winners will go on to compete at the state level. We wish them the best of luck!
This is a reminder that the VFW National Convention is coming to Pittsburgh. From 17-22 July, the great city of Pittsburgh will host the leadership of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. It will be held at the Convention Center downtown.
If any Post 879 members are interested in serving, please contact our quartermaster, Rex Brown.
Thank you to the color guard for their great performance on 9 July 2015. The post helped Cranberry Township kick off their Community Days carnival. We even had a break in the rain to enjoy this time.
Also, this is a reminder that the VFW National Convention is coming to Pittsburgh. Our post is sending a group downtown on Friday, 17 July, to help put paperwork together. Please contact an officer for details on times and transportation arrangements.
The April 2015 meeting will be Thursday April 16th at the Elks, 1930 (7:30 PM). If you have anything to bring up let us know ahead of time, so things move faster. Click here for more information about the meeting location.
Veterans, their families and Survivors, and any organization or individual who works with or on behalf of Veterans
A Claims Clinic in conjunction with workshops covering the following:
- The new standardized forms
- The appeals process
- How to use eBenefits
- Town Hall meeting with Jennifer Stone-Barash, the Regional Office Director and VA Butler Healthcare leadership.
VA Butler Healthcare (Primary Care Clinic)
325 New Castle Road
Butler, PA 16001
Directions via Google Maps
April 11, 2015 from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM
To take the claims intake process into the community and provide face to face assistance for those submitting claims or to answer questions on existing claims.
Christmas comes but once a year. Let’s get together for some holiday cheer!
Congratulations to Sydney Ziatek as she won 3rd place in the state of Pennsylvania for the Voice of Democracy essay competition. Sydney first won the post-level competition for Cranberry Township VFW Post 879, as well as the district-level competition. Sydney was presented her 3rd place award at the 2014 Mid-Winter State Conference in Lancaster, PA.
From left: Rex Brown, Post VOD chairman; Christie Ziatek, Sydney’s mother; Sydney Ziatek, third place winner in state competition, Tom Crawford, District VOD chairman; and Les Harvey, District 25 Commander
Seneca Valley students Sydney Ziatek and Nathan Weinell won a local essay contest sponsored by VFW Post 879 of Cranberry Township. Sydney won first place in the Voice of Democracy contest, and Nathan won for the Patriots Pen. They were honored at an award dinner in Mars, PA during the April 2014 VFW District Testimonial.
Pictured are our Post winners ; Sydney Ziatek for the Voice of Democracy and
Nathan Weinell for Patriots Pen accompanied by their families and post members.