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VFW Post 9143 MeetingPost 9143 will conduct its monthly meeting on December 18, 2013, with Dinner being served at 7 PM Followed by the business meeting at 8 PM
VFW District 2 MeetingDistrict 2 meeting will be held on February 23, 2014 at the Cumming GA post, starting at 10:00 AM
Turkey ShootPost 9143 will hold its annual Turkey shoot every Saturday starting October 5, 2013 thru December 21. 2013, Turkey Shoot Activities start at 1PM
Monday Night FootballThe post Canteen will start having Monday Night Football again starting on Monday, September 9, 2013 Contact either David or John regarding the activites for these nights
Next weeks activities are the Dallas Cowboys against the Chicago Bears, should be a good game
The next regular post meeting is November 20, 2013. Dinner will be served at 7PM followed by our meeting at 8PM, All Members are invited to attend.
Childrens Christmas Party
VFW Post 9143 will hold its annual childrens christmas party on December 21, 2013 stating at 11 AM until 2PM, stay tuned for more details as they become available
Shut in Veterans
I was recently informed that we have some World War II, Korean and Viet Nam Veterans that are residing at the Tara Plantation Retirement home here in Cumming, GA. If you have an opportunity please vist them as they are in need of some company.
TO ALL MEMBERS
Our post has a number of renovating projects and we need your help, if you have any experience in building / maintenance trades, let us know. Or if you want to come and learn how the Pros do it, Call or email Stuart. Emailemail@example.com Phone - 770 633 1667
Winter Equinox- December 21, 2013Winter is the coldest season of the year in temperate climates, between autumn and spring. At the winter solstice, the days are shortest and the nights are longest, with days lengthening as the season progresses after the solstice. In 2013, it is on Saturday, December 21
ChristmasChristmas (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by millions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.
New Years Day 2014New Year's Day is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in the Roman Empire since 45 BC. Romans originally dedicated New Year's Day to Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings for whom the first month of the year (January) is named. Later, as a date in the Gregorian calendar of Christendom, New Year's Day liturgically marked the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ, and is still observed as such in the Anglican Church and Lutheran Church. In present day, with most countries now using the Gregorian calendar as their de facto calendar, New Year's Day is probably the world's most celebrated public holiday, often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone.
Groundhog Day February 2, 2014Groundhog Day is a popular observance in many parts of the United States. Although some states have in some cases adopted their own groundhogs, the official groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, lives at Gobbler’s Knob near Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The town has attracted thousands of visitors over the years to experience various Groundhog Day events and activities on February 2. The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club plays an important role in organizing Groundhog Day in the town. Club members, news reporters, locals and visitors meet at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2 each year to await Phil’s appearance and his weather prediction. Pennsylvania’s governor has been known to attend Groundhog Day ceremonies. Many weather researchers questioned the groundhog’s accuracy in predicting the weather but some of the groundhog’s fans may not agree.
Mardi Gras March 4, 2014Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday", is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Most visitors will plan to arrive no later than Saturday, March 1, 2014 in order to enjoy an extended weekend of festivities.
EasterIn Western Christianity, Easter is always celebrated on the Sunday immediately following the Paschal Full Moon. I had previously, and somewhat erroneously stated, "Easter is always celebrated on the Sunday immediately following the first full moon after the vernal (spring) equinox." This statement was true in 325 AD, when it was established by the Council of Nicea. However, the course of history has modified the meaning of this instruction, and therefore, a clearer, more accurate explanation is necessary today.
Dates assocaited with Easter
March 5 - Ash Wednesday
April 13 - Palm Sunday
April 17 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday
April 18 - Good Friday
April 20 - Easter Sunday