Harland J. Hennessey VFW Post 5538

Harland J. Hennessey VFW Post 5538 Veterans Post Site Admins:
Stacie Higgins


👀 That's me in the front everyday. 🤣 From favorite artist In-Country. Please head over to his page and check him out.


Reminder about a district 4 recruiting event and we still need more help to make this successful. Please reach out to Matthew [email protected] or John Fox if you can spare a couple hours


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EDIT: The watermark was removed from the meme we stole, thanks Ji Sun to bringing this to our attention, he has some great stuff...



BOONVILLE — The Boonville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5538, 108 Park Ave., will host a presentation on Sitrin’s Military Program by Jackie Warmuth, vice president of clinical development and director of the military program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11.

Sitrin’s Military Program is located at the Sitrin Health Care Center, 2050 Tilden Ave., in New Hartford.

The Sitrin Military Program provides comprehensive, complimentary care to local post-9/11 veterans and service members who have post-traumatic stress, suicidal ideations, depression, amputations, spinal cord injuries and other combat-related conditions.

The program is funded entirely by donations and is free to veterans.

The presentation will include how the money raised is spent, how may veterans have been treated, what the program offers, who can benefit, and after formal therapy is completed, what is offered to these service members.


This Thursday, December 29th will be the last market of the 2022 season from 12 - 5 at the Harland J. Hennessey VFW Post 5538. Come down and show our vendors how much you enjoyed the market this year. We believe this year was wonderful. We hope you enjoyed our new location at the top of Erwin park this summer, the larger variety of vendors, and the extended weeks indoors at the VFW. We look forward to planning next summer's market and welcome any feedback from our customers. Let us know what you would like to see more of next season!! 🍅🥕🥦🍞🥩🥚🥧🍯💐🦙🐓


Merry Christmas 🎄 We Love ❤️ You All!



Don't worry, there's still time to squeeze in some last minute 🎄🎁 shopping. Visit the Farmer's market tomorrow from 12 - 5 at the Harland J. Hennessey VFW Post 5538 for some last minute gift ideas, maybe a gift certificate, stocking stuffers or just get some farm fresh food for yourself. It's a win either way. Can't wait to see you!


When filling out your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address:
A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
8901 Rockville Pike
Bethesda MD 20889-5600
Please copy and post on your wall. 🇺🇸🇺🇸


22 Vets a day surrender to their demons
May I please get 2 friends or family members (out of all my friends on my page) to copy and re-post?
***deAwareness call 988
Just two. Any two.
Say Done.


Happy Thanksgiving to all! The Post will be open from 3pm - 9pm today.


2023 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

Based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index, there will be an 8.7 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for most retired pay and Survivor Benefit Plan annuities effective Dec. 1, 2022.

Retirees will see the change in their Dec. 30, 2022 payment and annuitants in their Jan. 3, 2023 payment.

For details, see the Fiscal Year 2023 COLA Memorandum: https://militarypay.defense.gov/Pay/Retirement/cola/



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Adirondack Wildcat's Pop Warner Association are accepting cans and bottles to help fund the Orlando bound Cheer Squad!👍
For those who need to clear out for a good cause, information on this flyer makes that as simple as a phone call to Shannon Johnson or a drop off to CASH for CANS or Harland J. Hennessey VFW Post 5538


It's National Day of the Deployed.
National Day of the Deployed on October 26 is our day to say “Thank You” to all military serving outside the US and to their families who keep things running at home in their absence. It’s hard to imagine a more challenging military assignment than one taking our servicemen and women to countries all over the world, far away from home. Unless you know someone currently serving outside the US, the sacrifices they make throughout deployment are difficult to comprehend.


American-Made | Made for Marines

Looking add some new Veterans to our membership.  We will pay a portion of your life membership.  Inquire at the post of...

Looking add some new Veterans to our membership. We will pay a portion of your life membership. Inquire at the post of message us.


Pumpkins will be in Boonville tomorrow from noon until by the Boonville VFW and Awesome country. Look for the FFA sign. Help me earn my empire degree. The highest FFA degree you can achieve in high school. prices from 2 to 20.00 depending on size. If you know of someone down on their luck with children
pm me i will donate one of my 20.00 pumpkins to that family


Today marks a day that no mother should ever have to endure. We honor our Gold Star Mothers and thank their daughters and sons for giving the ultimate sacrifice to our country.

Not something you see everyday in Boonville NY

Not something you see everyday in Boonville NY

Come out to the Post this Saturday 9/17 to rock to the Continental Kit band. They will be playing a mix of Country & Old...

Come out to the Post this Saturday 9/17 to rock to the Continental Kit band. They will be playing a mix of Country & Old School Rock from 7pm to 10pm. Open to the public.


Prospect - Donald F. Marcouiller on September 12, 2022, age 88, grabbed his dancing shoes and harmonica, and headed out to catch up with long lost family and friends. Born on January 21, 1934 in Tomahawk, WI. Don was the son of the late Nary and Bertha Maki Marcouiller. Don


On this tragic day in American history, let us remember the moment our country came together. May we not only remember the victims of this tragedy, but those who fought the fires and cleared the smoke to save those in desperate need.


Save this date, it is coming fast. NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16th Boonville, NY

The Official District 4 VFW Ceremony will be held at Harland-Hennessey Post 5538, 106 Park Av, Boonville


This Ceremony has been held in Boonville for the past several years under the direction of our Past District Commander Mark Shoemaker who passed away in 2016. The Officers and members of Harland-Hennessey Post 5538 intend to carry on Marks tradition.

The names of New York State Prisoners of War and Missing in Action (POW/MIA) soldiers will be honored

Light refreshments will be served after the Ceremony.

And the winner of the BBQ isBBQ Bob. Darrel Lupert

And the winner of the BBQ is
BBQ Bob. Darrel Lupert


During WWII, the Coast Guard Beach Patrol covered more than 3,700 mile of coast and employed about 24,000 men. Patrols on horseback worked in pairs, riding about 100 feet apart, usually covering a 2-mile stretch. They were call "Sand Pounders" and were able to cover difficult terrain quickly and efficiently. c 1945


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Boonville, NY

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Monday 12pm - 9pm
Tuesday 12pm - 9pm
Wednesday 12pm - 9pm
Thursday 12pm - 9pm
Friday 12:15pm - 9pm
Saturday 12pm - 12am
Sunday 12pm - 8pm




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Our Story

We are Veterans. Our primary goal is to assist Veterans of Foreign Wars and their families. We will help all veterans and those military members on active duty. We help Vets get their bearings back when they come home. We raise funds by doing, dinners, BBQ’s the occassional 50-50 raffel. We rent our hall and green space to the general public. We have a functional kitchen available to rent. The general public hold many fund raisers for different causes. The Cub Scouts are sponsored by our post. We host the SITRIN house bike ride in the fall. We host the Autism walk in the spring. We contribute to many youth activities. Each year we have youth scholarships, citizenship teacher of the year, the Scout of the year. We advocate Legislative Priorities, National Security & Foreign Affairs, Women Veterns, VA Health Care Watch, for more information https://vfw.org/advocacy/grassroots-efforts

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Thank you to the Auxiliary for all you do for our community. A big Shout out to Vicky and those who donated for Santa’s visit today. Merry Christmas
you have any idea when you open up again
Just in case anyone besides Chris will be attending the Spring Conference in Corning in March, the rooms are available now to reserve. Auxiliary will be able to make their reservations on the 20th of this month.
Just had to share this little bit of nostalgia from 1993. Here I was during drill team practice for the CSTSC Mare Island drill team. I'm in the back
We had a great time there!! :) Here's a clip for you to share! https://youtu.be/ZOT49arMau8 Hope to see you all again soon! :)
Yes it is in downtown Utica. Was the YMCA now it's the Veterans Outreach Center
The Thirsty Painters will be coming to the Boonville VFW on Friday, October 5th! Visit the website for more details and to register for the class! We will be painting a Jack-O-Lantern Mason Jar on wood!