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Commander's Message


     As we move deeper into the Fall, please get out and enjoy the clear crisp weather and the beautiful fall foliage the North Country has to offer.  We have to enjoy it while it lasts as old man winter is just around the corner.  During the transition of seasons, please remember our Post meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month. I look forward to seeing our membership there. I truly value everyone’s input and ideas and hope to hear yours.

          As always, this is a very busy time of year. The Veteran’s Day Ceremony is Saturday, November 11th. We open with coffee and donuts at 9:00. The ceremony will be in front of the Post at 10:00am followed by a ceremony at 11:00 on the Veteran’s Walkway near the County Court House. At noon we will be serving lunch at the Post.

      Join us for the traditional Army/Navy Game on December 9th.The fun begins at 1:30 and kickoff shortly thereafter. December 10th, 1:00 pm will be the Children’s Christmas Party with Santa’s visit so make sure to get signed up by December 2nd. On December 16th at 4:00 is our Tom & Jerry Party.  We end the year with a New Year’s Eve Party at 8:00pm asking everyone to bring a dish to pass. Come and enjoy the celebrations.

     I would like to send out a special heart felt thanks to all the volunteers, members (Post, Auxiliary and Riders) and employees for a very wonderful year! You and your support is what allows the VFW to carry out it’s many missions.

     I wish everyone a very happy and safe Holiday Season.  And please, keep our troops and their families in your prayers.


     “A true combat Veteran fought not because he hated what was in front of him, but because he loved what was behind him”.



Service Officers Report


Please contact the Post if you know of either a Post or Auxiliary member that is sick or deceased so that appropriate action can be taken.  Also, be sure and notify the Post when a member is hospitalized at SMC as the Post will pay for up to 10 days of TV for any of our members during their hospital stay.     


Reported sick: Jon, Buote, Gail Beach, James Decker &Toni LaFex.

Memoriam: Linda Farrell Brewer, Eugene Mills, Cliff Olney Sr.                  

Samaritan Hospital:  No report

Quartermaster's Report


Happy Fall to all Post, Riders and Auxiliary members! We have been working hard to make repairs and tidy up before the snow comes. Thank you to all that have been a part of those efforts. We will continue working towards making Post 1400 a place worthy of our past, present, and future members. 

Continue to support our functions as you are able, and share the Barben-Jones VFW Post 1400 story with your friends. 

Thank you, Jim

Membership Report for 2020

Life                              214

New                                 3

Reinstated                      0

Continuous                   112

Total                              229 Projected By HQS

Percent                      84.19%


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