Brigantine Memorial All-American

Post No. 6964 News

September 15th., 2023

 Hello from Base Camp V!


Thanks to the Brigantine Fire, Police and EMS Departments for hosting a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony this past Monday. The solemn ceremony touched us all, as each member of the crowd remembered where we were that fateful day. The ceremony speakers provided heartfelt messages. These unprovoked attacks launched the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), that so many of our VFW members participated in. We Must Never Forget!


The VFW ALL-AMERICAN Post 6964 End of Summer BBQ Bash, is this Saturday, Sept. 16th.  This event is OPEN to The PUBLIC! Both Inside and Outside seating is available.  From 2 PM to 4:30 PM, the event starts with our Cornhole Tournament, followed by "The BBQ BASH", at  5 PM.  There will be Plenty of Wonderful BBQ Selections to enjoy, Great Music by Johnny DiJoseph, a Cash Bar, with Domestic and Premium Beer, Wine, and White Claws, a 50/50 drawing, and a Whole Lot of Fun for the Family.  Admission is $20.00 for Adults and $7.00 for Children under 7.  So Join Us and Bid Farewell to Summer 2023 and Support Our Post in helping ALL Veterans, their Families, other Veteran Organizations, and Members of Our Community, in Need!


Attention Students! The VFW's Patriot Pen and Voice of Democracy Essay competitions, are underway. The Patriots Pen Essay competition is for the 6th., 7th. and 8th. grade students, and the Voice of Democracy Essay, is for High School Students.  Our Post judges will select the winners in each group, will receive a monetary prize. The Post's winners will then advance to the District, State, and finally the National competition. Each year the VFW National, selects the Patriotic Topic for the competition, and the students have to write their essay, following the competition rules. This is always a wonderful way for us to pass on the patriotic spirit to our youth. Parents and Teachers, we need your help in making students aware of this opportunity and coaching the students through the process. 


ReminderSchool, has started!  When driving, please remember that the Children will be walking, riding their bikes, and taking the Bus, to and from school. Drivers need to pay Special Attention to the children, in the morning and afternoon, and especially when they are getting on and off the School Bus and Crossing the Street! 

When the School Bus is stopped and the Red Lights are Flashing, you are to Stop, at a safe distance behind the Bus and Do Not Pass, until the Red Lights stop flashing and the Side Stop Sign has been closed!


Veteransif you need assistance with VA Benefits, Compensation, or other items, a VA Certified and Accredited Service Officer, is available to answer your questions at 609-393-1952.


The Post is Open on Mondays, from 3 PM to 10 PM, Tuesday thru Friday, from 1 PM to 10 PM, and Saturdays & Sundays, from 12 PM to 10 PMfor All VFW Members, and their Guests.


Post Members, our next Meeting is Thursday, October 5th., starting at 6:30 PM!  Please make every effort to attend our meetings!  Remember, this is Your Post and Your Support, Participation and Volunteering, is Needed to Keep and Maintain, the High Standard we strive for, as we continue assisting Our Veterans, those on Active Duty, and their Families, and Our Community Members, who may Need Assistance.  We want to keep our Post, to be the Best in Atlantic County!
Well, the Eagles won their Home Opener last night, against the Vikings, and they looked much better on Offense and Defense. D'Andre Swift showed what a solid runner he is with 175 yds.  The team has 11 days to practice, in preparation to their next game, if Tampa Bay, vs the Buccaneers, on Monday, the 25th.  The Giants were a Real Disgrace, being shut out 40 to 0, at home against the Cowboy's.  The only local winner was the JETS! They had to go to the backup QB, after Aaron Rogers was injured, and is out for the season, on the 4th. play! But the backup QB led the Offense, and the Defense keep them in the game. Then in Overtime, an undrafted rookie, took the Bills punt, and returned it for the winning score.  So plan to join us at the V, Thursday Eveningto root for the Eagles, and on Sunday at 4 to watch the Giants at the Cardinals, and the Jets at the Cowboy's! There will be a Donation Buffet before game time, and Buckets of Brew Specials. Remember, Fly EAGLES Fly!


Our Post offers fine dining Friday evenings, and is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Dining Hours are4 PM to 8:30 PMin the Banquet Hall and Canteen.  Joe's Dinner Menu, has various appetizers, entree's, sides, and deserts, to treat your palate.


We have Entertainment Every Friday, starting at 6PMuntil the End of October!  This Friday evening, the ever popular Tommy D, will be performing for your listening pleasure.  So make plans to stop by and enjoy a Nice Dinner, Music and Beverages, with Family & Friends! The V, is the Place To B!


OSaturday afternoonJoe has Appetizers, Sandwiches and Burgers, available from 4-8 PM.  


You can see the Weekly Menu's on the our website, when the Slider Screens, scroll by, after you Log on.  Just click on the link displayed on the slider to see the Menu for that day.  


To keep current with our Post Activities and the Hall's Availability.  Just click on the News, Drop Down Menu, on the upper right, on the Home page, and then click on the Calendar or Hall Calendar links.  You will then be presented with the Post's current month's calendar of events or the Hall's Availability.  If you want to look ahead, just click on the >, next to the Month. You can also go to our Facebook Page: Brigantine VFW Memorial Post 6964 Official Page, to also read the News.



Upcoming Events

 Saturday, September 16th:  
The VFW ALL-AMERICAN Post 6964 End of Summer BBQ, will be held in the outdoor area, on the side of the Post. The Cornhole Tournament is scheduled from 2 PM to 4 PM, followed by "The BASH", at  5 PM.  There will be Plenty of BBQ Food, Great Music, by Johnny DiJoseph, and a Whole Lot of Fun for the Family. 
Saturday, October 7th.:
Mark Your Calendars and plan to attend Our Columbus Day Dinner, from 5PM to 9PM! There will be a Wonderful Italian Menu, Live Musicand Special Deserts! Look for additional information to follow.
Tuesday, October 10th.: 
Post 6964's, 3rd. Red Cross Blood Drive, will be held in our Banquet Room, from 1 PM to 6 PM.  Please call the Red Cross at 800-733-2767 or visit their website,, use VFW6964, to schedule your appointment. 
Saturday, October 21st.: 
Plan to come out and enjoy Our First, OktoberFest Celebration! The Celebration, is from 4PM to 9PM, Outside! Additional information to follow.

 Our Post's Weekly Events


 On Monday evenings: 

It's Free Bingo! Stop in at Steve's Bingo Parlor, for some fun with family and friends.  Charisse's First Call is at 6:30 PM and the last game usually ends between 8:00 & 8:30 PM.  1/4 lb. Gourmet Hot Dogs, and a bag of chips, are available for $2.50.


On Tuesday evenings:

From 6:30 to 9:30, round up your family and friend's, make a team and stop by the V and play some Trivia!  Barb Grube will be trying to stump the teams with Questions, that will test your teams knowledge.  Brian is behind the Bar to take care of your Beverages and Joe will have a Trivia Treats Menu to satisfy your palate We have more and more teams attending each week, so plan to join the party! It's challenging, a lot of fun, and everyone enjoys the team rivalries! Which Team will be this week's winner?


On Wednesday's: 

It's "Wednesday With Joe", From 1PM to 8:30PM. Joe, will be serving his famous "Wednesday Menu" that includes: an array of Appetizers, $1.00 Hot Dogs, and $5.00 Mouth Watering Hamburgers, for all to enjoy!  Get a 50% Discount on Additional Eats, from 1 to 3 PM!

On Thursday evenings

From 5:30 to 9:00, get your Pool Cue ready and stop by the Post, to play some Three Ball Pool!  It's a lot of fun, for both Men and Women, and everyone has a great time seeing who is the best that Night!  Steve will be manning the Bar and Joe will have Appetizers, Sandwiches + $7.00 Cheesesteaks, available at 5:30.  First Rack is at 6:30. 


 The Post’s Banquet Room is available, to the PUBLIC to RENT, for your Special Occasion.  Call the Post at 609-266-9813, leave your name and phone number, and a House Committee Representative will get back to you, as soon as possible. We want to assist you in planning and making "Your Special Event Come True.  Look on our website's Gallery to see some pictures of different types of events that have been held at our Banquet Room. 


On behalf of the Officers and Members of Post 6964, we would like to Thank our Brigantine City Officials, Departments and Staff, Our Community and Businesses, for Your Continued Support, for All Veterans In Need.


Please Continue to Keep the Brave Men and Women, Defending Our Great Nation, and Their Families, in Your Thoughts and Prayers


We also need to Pray and Support the Families on Maui, who died, were injured, are unaccounted for, and all of those survivors who lost everything, as a result of the devastating fires. 

And we need to continue to say a special prayer for the safety of the Families, living in war torn Ukraine. 

That's all for this week, so Enjoy the Weather, the WeekendStay Safe, and God Bless America!

Semper Fi!

 Sgt. D                             =========================================

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