VFW 4971

VFW 4971 Helping Veterans


We will be having a short meeting to install officers June 4th at 19:00 hrs 7:00 Pm civilian time. Please all officer attend this meeting Pass the word. Thank you !! Commander Ford


Still dealing with social distancing The VFW post 4971 in Parsons TN will remain closed till June 1, or till the testing of effected numbers go down. We do miss all members and people involved in the posts operation , Glen W. Ford Commander


The District Convention that is scheduled for this month is canceled. I hope to have it in May at 6496 S Jackson. The location being Jackson so it will be a central location for the members to travel to.

The drawing for the pistol will be in August now.

Rick Owens

District 8 Commander
714 Walker Rd Apt D
Jackson TN 38305


State Commander Lloyd Hansen add Myself were in virtual meetings with the National organization yesterday for a couple of hours. We were waiting for some more information from them before we officially passed on that the National Convention in Reno had been canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We know that word gets out. With that being said.

The National Convention was officially canceled on Friday April 17,2020 by majority vote of the National Council of Administration. Please pass this word out to all of your members of your post.

How we stand on a State Convention in June, the decision will be made by Friday April 24,2020 and the information will be sent out by the Department accordingly as to where it stands. In these trying times of today difficult decisions have to be made on many thing we take for granted . Commander Hansen and I are making sure we have the correct information to make decisions. Everyone will be updated as we move forward.

In Your Service

John Scott

Department Adj./QM


In accordance with Federal ,State ,County and city mandates VFW Post 4971 Parsons Tenn will be closed till further notice or till otherwise notified .We pray all will be safe and protected through these time of trial . Glen W. Ford Commander


On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7:57:28 AM CST, Lloyd Hansen wrote:

If you receive this it is spam !!!!

Hi Glen,

I hope this finds you well. Something just came up in Minnesota and I could use a personal favor. Could you please reply at your earliest convenience? Thank you.

Looks like Spam to me !!!


A relation of mine is having accommodation issues in Minnesota, caused by cumbersome health problems she had only just overcome not quite a while ago. There is urgent need for me to send $2,400 over to Minnesota within today and latest Friday morning to redeem the situation. The problem is, I cannot move funds out until we close on a house by second week in February and I'm out of town till next week. Also, I didn't get to know much about her latest situation until this eleventh hour.

What is the possibility of you being able to help me take care of this within the time? I'll settle up with you by February 11th if it can be done.



On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Glen Ford wrote:

If possible.

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 12:17:50 AM CST, Lloyd Hansen wrote:



Great day in Jackson for Flag Day .

Great day in Jackson for Flag Day .

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Happy Thanksgiving to all Veterans and ladies and men serving today als protect them in harms way. Also our Police and F...

Happy Thanksgiving to all Veterans and ladies and men serving today als protect them in harms way. Also our Police and Fire and Ems workers .

U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy

Today, we remember our fallen shipmates who died 35 years ago when a suicide truck bomb exploded at the U.S. Marine Corps Barracks at Beirut Airport, killing 220 Marines, 18 #USNavy Sailors and U.S.Army Soldiers. We honor the fallen.

Vietnam Veterans of America
Vietnam Veterans of America

Vietnam Veterans of America

Smithsonian Channel is set to honor American veterans this November with two premieres offering unique perspectives and new insights on crucial aspects of the Vietnam War. One-hour special Gun Trucks of Vietnam premieres Sunday, November 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and explores the ingenuity of American servicemen and the ongoing legacy of one of America's fiercest fighting units. The following Sunday, November 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, THE LOST TAPES returns with TET OFFENSIVE, bringing to life a defining moment of the Vietnam War.

Both premieres feature rare audio and exclusive never-before-televised 8mm films - some shot directly by soldiers during combat.


Don't forget our monthly meeting on September 6 th,2018 at 1900 hours!!

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is offering two opportunities for early participation in a new, claims decision review process which aims to be more efficient than previous processes. VA is expanding the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) by removing the requirement that veterans first receive an invitation from VA in order to participate. Second, the Board of Veterans' Appeals is launching its Early Applicability of Appeals Modernization (BEAAM) pilot project. Fifty veterans will participate in this project, which allows them the option of appealing directly to the Board or seeking a review in RAMP. For more on the current VA claims process, visit the Military.com VA Claims and Appeals page.


Gulf War Service
For VA benefit purposes under 38 CFR 3.317, Gulf War service is active military duty in any of the following areas in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations at any time August 2, 1990 to present. This includes Veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2010) and Operation New Dawn (2010-2011).

Southwest Asia theatre of military operations: Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, U.A.E., Oman, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian Sea

Saudi Arabia
The neutral zone between Iraq and Saudi Arabia
The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)
Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Oman
Waters of the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, and the Red Sea
The airspace above these locations
Note: Service in Afghanistan on or after September 19, 2001, is considered qualifying service for disability benefits associated with certain presumptive diseases.

VA offers eligible Veterans a free Gulf War Registry health exam.

Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD
Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD

Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD

Read the report. Learn the truth about the use of Agent Orange in Thailand during the Vietnam War.

FOX 10 Phoenix

FOX 10 Phoenix

SOMBER TRIBUTE: A 97-year-old vet who survived the Pearl Harbor attack plays an amazing rendition of the National Anthem on his harmonica. 🇺🇸

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Veterans Day Flag Program will be from November 3rd, through the 17th  . Flags are $20:00 for imformation call 731-614-1...

Veterans Day Flag Program will be from November 3rd, through the 17th . Flags are $20:00 for imformation call 731-614-1750 or 731-967-9543

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Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

In observation of Gold Star Mother’s Day, the VFW remembers those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms and the families they left behind. We remain forever in their debt and will always honor their sacrifice.

Youth Scholarships
Youth Scholarships

Youth Scholarships

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.

The Veterans Behind the “Buddy”® Poppy

The Veterans Behind the “Buddy”® Poppy

It takes three little parts and a few practiced twists and turns of the hand to create a perfect “Buddy”® Poppy. But this mighty little flower improves the l...


We would like to thank everyone for there support for our spaghetti dinner. Had a good turnout and a great success.

Don't forget our monthly meeting for July is at 19:00 hrs 7/6/17. Look forward to everyone then !!! Have a safe 4th of J...

Don't forget our monthly meeting for July is at 19:00 hrs 7/6/17. Look forward to everyone then !!! Have a safe 4th of July .

Fox News

Fox News

Today, on this Armed Forces Day, we honor the men and women who serve this great country. Thank you to all the members of our Armed Forces, past and present. #ProudAmerican

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Since 2001, the suicide rate among female veterans who who don’t use VA services has risen by 98%.


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Parsons, TN

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Patriotic Art Contest is still on and has been extended until April 15th. We would like to have them before then if possible.
Thank you all who helped at the National Auxiliary Presidents meet and greet, I couldn't have done it without you! FNS we will have finger foods.
I recently found a VFW cap for post 4971. It is marked life member. Post Quartermaster 1981-82 Tennessee.. Any idea who it belongs to and if they would desire to have it back. e-mail me at [email protected].
Any member availabe for a photo at The News Leader on 7/8/2019 for The Big Squeeze, we will meet there at 11:00.