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ATTENTION ALL VETERANS

OUR POST IS CELEBRATING THE 75TH
ANNIVERSARY OF ITS INCEPTION
YOUR ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

2022 WREATHS ACROS AMERICA FUNDRAISER

The Mission of Wreaths Across America is to
Remember, Honor, and Teach.
On December 18, 2021, we honored that mission
by placing live, balsam wreaths on the graves of the
Veterans buried at East Berlin Union Cemetery.
The community involvement and support was heartwarming.
Seeing the rows of American Flags flying and the
beautiful wreaths being placed was memorable and humbling.
Above is information regarding a fundraiser for next years Wreaths
Across America. You can sponsor an American flag in honor of your
personal hero. The flag poles will be adorned with a colorful
medallion with your heroes name on it. The flags will be on display at
the VFW several times throughout the year and at East Berlin Union
Cemetery on National Wreaths Across America day. That day will be
Saturday, December 17, 2022.
If you have questions about the fundraiser or Wreaths Across America,
please reach out to Melissa Kopp-Smith at 717-578-8918 or
melissakopp16@comcast.net.
Thank you for your support of this great
program!

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 
OCTOBER 28TH
HOME ASSOCIATION MEETING
VOTING ON CHANGING THE BY-LAWS.
PLAN TO ATTEND

25% OFF VFW SWEATSHIRTS
LIMITED SIZES AVAILABLE
HOODED–SMALL-XL–$18.00
2XL-3XL–$21.00
REGULAR–SMALL-XL–$16.00
2XL-3XL–$18.00
SEE THE BARTENDER FOR YOURS TODAY!!!!

FLAGS FOR HEROES
FUNDRAISER FOR 
NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
PLEASE SUPPORT THE AUXILIARY
BY SPONSORING A FLAG FOR YOUR
HERO.
SCOUTS HONORED BY AUXILIARY
FOR OUTSTANDNG COMMUNITY SERVICE.
THEY PLAYED THE NATIONAL ANTHEM EVERY
DAY DURING THE PANDEMIC.
GREAT NEWS FOR OUR STUDENTS IN CONTESTS
VOICE OF DEMOCRACY ESSAY CONTEST
1ST PLACE IN DISTRICT 21–SYDNEY CHISTNER
9TH GRADER FROM NEW OXFORD
SHE WILL REPRESENT THE ENTIRE DISTRICT AT THE

STATE MID-WINTER BANQUET 2/1/2020 IN GETTYSBURG

2ND PLACE IN DISTRICT 21–MEGAN HOLTZINGER
11TH GRADER FROM BERMUDIAN SPRINGS

4TH PLACE IN DISTRICT 21–EDEN BEICHLER
11TH GRADER FROM NEW OXFORD

PATRIOT’S PEN CONTEST
4TH PLACE IN DISTRICT 21–MARLY HESS
FROM NEW OXFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL

WE CONGRATULATE ALL OF THE ENTRIES FOR THE PATRIOT’S PEN AND VOICE OF DEMOCRACY CONTESTS AND ESPECIALLY THE STUDENTS THAT PLACED IN THE DISTRICT.  WE WISH SYDNEY THE BEST OF LUCK IN GETTYSBURG FEBRUARY 1, 2020.

SMART MAHER TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
1ST PLACE IN DISTRICT 21–MARIA KANN
TEACHER AT NEW OXFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL
HER APPLICATION WILL MOVE ON TO THE STATE LEVEL TO BE JUDGED
CONGRATULATIONS GOES OUT TO MARIA KANN
SMART MAHER DISTRICT WINNER–BEST OF LUCK

IN THE DEPARTMENT JUDGING.

HELP MAKE A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS MEMORABLE
BRING IN A NEW UNWRAPPED TOY
FOR THE BOX IN THE CANTEEN
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR HELPING

THE MEMORIAL TEAM, VFW & AUXILIARY ARE BUSY
EDUCATING AND VISITING LOCAL SCHOOLS:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD-FLAG EDUCATION 4TH GRADE
BERMUDIAN SPRINGS ELEMENTARY
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH–NEW OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS 
FOR THE VFW AND AUXILIARY FOR THE 2019-2020 YEAR.
Commander–Jason Forry
Sr. Vice Commander–Gary Kopp
Jr. Vice Commander–Ron Chronister
Quartermaster/Adjutant–Dwight Fuhrman

President–Marsha Fuhrman
Sr. Vice President–Melissa Kopp
Jr. Vice President–Diane Cooper
Treasurer–Janey Kopp
Secretary–Hallie Elicker

This is the video that was taken when our Auxiliary took VETS to DC
November 8, 2017.   ENJOY!!!

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS GOES OUT TO
PAIGE ERDMAN, A SENIOR AT
BERMUDIAN HIGH SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL.  

PAIGE RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING AWARDS:

$200.00 FROM THE VFW POST 8896 & AUXILIARY
$600.00  FROM DISTRICT 21 &
$1,000.00  FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PA
FOR HER ESSAY.

THE AUXILIARY RECEIVED SOME CASH AWARDS FROM
NATIONAL FOR REACHING 100%+1 IN MEMBERSHIP & 
MOST NEW MEMBERS.  WAY TO GO!

 

TO THE VFW & AUXIIARY
FOR ATTAINING 100% IN MEMBERSHIP BEFORE 12/31/2017.
GREAT JOB!

CONGRATULATIONS TO BERMUDIAN SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL
PATRIOT’S PEN ESSAY WINNERS:
Madison Wellan, Lillian Frazer,  Taylor Kuhn, Isabella Bode, Rebekah Gerringer, Linda  Hermansen VFW Post 8896 Representative, Ryan Durbin, Emily Ensor, Hannah Burns, & Samuel Youker

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW OXFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL 
PATRIOT’S PEN ESSAY WINNERS:
Lauren Robinson, Ilaiza Vargas, Linda Hermansen VFW Post 8896 Representative, Haley Glover, Emily Flesch,  Daliah Garibay, Jacob Lavisone, Peter Brown, Edna Ibisevis, and Jayden Pohlman

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN DWIGHT FUHRMAN
INSTALLED AS THE DEPARTMENT OF PA COMMANDER
OF THE VFW!
Best wishes for a successful year.(2017-2018)

A  NEW LINK HAS BEEN ADDED TO OUR “LINKS”
ON THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE-
IT IS “THE RECOVERY VILLAGE”
AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS DEDICATED TO HELPING THOSE
VETS STRUGGLING WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE
IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW WOULD BENEFIT FROM
THIS NATIONAL ORGANIZATION, PLEASE USE THEIR LINK.