VFW Post 1924 offers ‘friendly’ support locally and beyond
Fallbrook, California, nicknamed “the Friendly Village,” is home to VFW Post 1924. Its members seem to take this reputation to heart. From hosting holiday celebrations to delivering meals and providing transitional housing, the Post spreads good near and far.
During the week, veterans and non-veterans alike are invited to share a warm meal and company at Commander’s Burger Night or special Friday dinners. Neighbors are likely to spot its members around town as well. The Post partners with other local groups to place flags along Main Street for federal holidays. For Memorial Day, Flag Day and Veterans Day, Post 1924 hosts special ceremonies to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the men and women who came before. Members also participate in Wreaths Across America to ensure no hero is forgotten.
The Post shows up for today’s veterans and service members, too, by adopting overseas units to support active-duty military and their families. For those veterans who face hardship when they return home, members of Post 1924 volunteer with Wounded Warrior Homes. They work with the non-profit to provide transitional housing and other services to veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury or Post-Traumatic Stress. For those experiencing food insecurity, Post members serve meals at community events throughout the year and provide Thanksgiving dinners to veterans in need.
No matter the mission, Post 1924 succeeds in delivering positivity and comradery to veterans and non-veterans in Fallbrook and beyond. Whether its members are encouraging friends and neighbors to celebrate patriotic holidays or chipping in to ensure local veterans have food and shelter, they are committed to being there for others. The VFW is proud to honor the members of Post 1924 who are #StillServing.