Belleplain VFW Post6257

Belleplain VFW Post6257 To serve our veterans, their families, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. #stillserving


Happy Memorial day! The following was written by my sister in law who is a Army lieutenant colonel.
God Bless and that's never forget 🇺🇸💕......

As a young girl, I remember going to our local Memorial Day ceremony where my father would play Taps. While I understood the meaning of Taps, I didn’t fully comprehend why we celebrated Memorial Day. At that time, it was swimming with my family at my grandparents’ house or going to the beach. Even as a cadet at West Point, the importance of the day didn’t really strike me, but after 9/11, everything changed. I watched the Twin Towers fall over and over again as a young lieutenant, and I contemplated how the world would change for my brothers, my friends, my Soldiers, and me. I remember exactly where I was when we had the first casualty in my unit on my first deployment. I remember hearing about my first classmate who had been shot down and killed while flying along the Tigris River. I remember every memorial ceremony I attended in Iraq and Afghanistan and the unfathomable feeling of loss during the final roll call, the playing of Taps and giving my last salute to each as I said goodbye. These are the people I think about now on Memorial Day, and each and every service member who has died for our country. I think about their families and how their lives were forever changed, and I hope they feel the gratitude of every American on this very special day. Although my thoughts often turn to those we have lost, I am grateful to have one day a year that is all about them, where we as a Nation remember their sacrifice and thank them for preserving our freedom and our way of life. Gone, but never forgotten.

Ronald Shurer, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 41
Ronald Shurer, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 41

Ronald Shurer, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 41

Former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ron Shurer II, who President Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Honor in 2018, succumbed to cancer on Thursday at 41 years old, according to a U.S. Army press release. Shurer, a former Green Beret, was diagnosed with lung cancer in February 2017, and had detailed the past....


Thank you to all who made appointments for the Blood Drive it is officially booked! Unfortunately due to COVID19 only those with appointments can donate. You can however sign up now for the next Blood Drive at the Post scheduled for June 24,2020!

We cannot thank you all enough for your willingness to participate and donate of yourself for the benefit of others! #stillserving


We hope this post finds our VFW extended family and Facebook friends healthy. The COVID19 pandemic has caused us all to reevaluate our everyday decisions and lifestyles to keep ourselves and others safe. In these uncertain times we want you all to know that we are thinking about you and wishing you well.

Commander Jon Hinker and Auxiliary President Jacqui Hinker

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97-year-old WWII veteran, "Dancing Chuck," took a break from quarantine to dance to “Can’t Stop the Feeling” outside 🇺🇸

Army soldier dies in Iraq, identified as Maryland native


An Army soldier originally from Prince George's County, Md. , died Monday in Erbil, Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Sgt. 1st Class John David Randolph Hilty, 44, from Bowie, Md. , died in a non-combat related incident supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Hilty went to Riverdale Bapti...

New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Keeping them in our prayers🙏🙏🇺🇸

Family, Loved ones and Friends,

I trust and hope this finds you all well and coping as best as can be during this trying time for our State and Nation. I implore you all to please heed all advisories and executive orders in place in order to do your part in helping curb the spread and control of COVID-19. Remember, “COVID-19 does not spread itself, it is spread by movement. If we stop moving, it will stop moving.

Operations at our three homes continue as normal as possible. As was expected, we are not immune to COVID-19. We have our first confirmed case of the virus in our Paramus home with a resident that has been in the hospital. This resident tested positive while in the hospital and remains there receiving care for the time being. One unit remains closed in the home.

This closure was done prophylactically due to several residents exhibiting cold symptoms. This is standard procedure for us during cold and flu season to combat the spread of any contagion within the home. All residents in all of our homes are being closely monitored for any change in their baseline vitals to ensure that we stay on top of infection control within the facilities.

We have 2 residents from the Vineland home that have been hospitalized for underlying health concerns that are also being tested for COVID-19. Those test results are pending.

Our Menlo Park facility has 0 confirmed cases and 0 presumptive cases of the virus.

As I stated, we expected this and I want to ensure you that each of our facilities is on top of, and in compliance with all the latest guidance and instructions from CDC, DOH and OEM in order to combat the spread of the virus, while continuing to provide the best care we can for our guys and girls.

The staff in all of our homes have continued to rally around our residents. We are experiencing a below average number of absences from work, as our dedicated staff continue to rise to the challenge. Words cannot express how deeply grateful we are for the nurses, clinicians, kitchen, housekeeping and maintenance staff that continually show up each and every day to provide the best possible care for our most precious National resource, our Veterans. Their dedication as our first line of defense in the homes reflects great credit upon them and is reflective of the spirit of the staff in the Division of Veterans Healthcare Services.

Recreational activities continue in our homes with motivated staffs that are thinking outside the box to provide activities to keep our guys and girls sharp in this time of limited movement. As always, you are encouraged to call the home if you wish to speak to your loved one or to utilize the video chat that has been set up in all three homes. Seeing your face or hearing your voice will only serve to boost their spirits. Should you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to staff at the homes. We are here to assist you in any way possible.

Be safe. We will get through this.

Sean P. VanLew
Director, Division of Veterans Healthcare Services

Protect Yourself :60 | Coronavirus Response | Ad Council
Protect Yourself :60 | Coronavirus Response | Ad Council

Protect Yourself :60 | Coronavirus Response | Ad Council

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Wilmington VA Medical Center

Wilmington VA Medical Center

A Message to All Veterans from the Wilmington VA Director: I would like to take a minute to provide you with the latest education regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the virus a pandemic. On Wednesday evening, The President of the United States addressed the nation encouraging us to be informed and engaged as we work together to mitigate risk. Delaware, Pennsylvania and New jersey have all declared states of emergency and are requesting we limit unnecessary community gatherings and activities. Our Wilmington VA team is working closely with these states to coordinate our efforts to keep everyone informed and safe.

We have implemented 100% active screening at the medical center and at all of our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in Delaware and southern New Jersey in an effort to limit the spread of the virus. We have implemented access restrictions to our Community Living Center (CLC). Our medical center is actively planning to address the likelihood of a more progressive outbreak in our community and we will keep you posted.

To prevent the coronavirus from spreading, the CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using a hand sanitizer if a sink isn't available. Also please keep your hands away from your face. The World Health Organization (WHO) says people should wear face masks only if they are sick or caring for someone who is. You should also avoid large gatherings. If you are experiencing fever, cough, fatigue, or shortness of breath related to recent symptoms you should stay home, contact your healthcare provider and together we will develop a plan to assess and meet your healthcare needs.

"For most people, COVID-19 infection will cause mild illness; however, it can make some people very ill and, in some people, it can be fatal," the WHO says. "Older people, and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease or diabetes) are at risk for severe disease."

The most common symptoms of COVID-19, according to a recent WHO report that draws on more than 70,000 cases in China: fever (in 88% of cases); dry cough (68%); fatigue (38%); sputum/phlegm production (33%). Shortness of breath occurred in nearly 20% of cases, and about 13% had a sore throat or headache.

Please take good care. We expect the impact from COVID 19 to be a reality for our near future and you need to be mindful of both your physical and emotional health. Consider these healthcare options before traveling to the medical center or CBOC.

• If you are experiencing symptoms or have questions about the coronavirus you can speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day by calling 302-994-2511 and choose option 3.

• To contact your primary care team if you would like to convert an upcoming appointment to a VA Video Connect appointment you can take from your home, please call 302-994-2511, select option 2.

• Send your healthcare team an electronic message through My HealtheVet. If you are not registered and would like more information about My HealtheVet, please call 302-994-2511 Extension 5849.

Together we will develop a care plan that protects you and others while also ensuring you have timely access to healthcare service.

Vince Kane, Medical Center Director

Belleplain VFW Post6257


We are sorry to inform you that due to the spread prevention of COVID19 we will be canceling Friday night dinners for 2 weeks and the March 14th Breakfast. We will keep you informed of changes and apologize for any inconvenience.
Please stay well and we look forward to seeing you all soon!


We are sorry to inform you that due to the spread prevention of COVID19 we will be canceling Friday night dinners for 2 weeks and the March 14th Breakfast. We will keep you informed of changes and apologize for any inconvenience.
Please stay well and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

Belleplain VFW Post6257

Today is the day! Come out and donate blood to save a life❤🇺🇸

Reminder: Thursday February 27th is our blood drive noon to 5pm


Reminder: Thursday February 27th is our blood drive noon to 5pm


Join us this Friday night for dinner!
This weeks special
Salisbury Steak
Scalloped Potatoes & Veg
All specials served with salad and dessert!

Full menu available for your choosing!

Why worry about what to cook on Friday, let us do the cooking for you!

N.C. soldiers return home from sudden Middle East deployment
N.C. soldiers return home from sudden Middle East deployment

N.C. soldiers return home from sudden Middle East deployment

By the end of the weekend, nearly 800 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division’s Immediate Response Force are slated to have returned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Congressman Van Drew Wants Answers on Veterans Affairs Rules that Ultimately Lead to Constituent’s Death
Congressman Van Drew Wants Answers on Veterans Affairs Rules that Ultimately Lead to Constituent’s Death

Congressman Van Drew Wants Answers on Veterans Affairs Rules that Ultimately Lead to Constituent’s Death

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On January 30th Congressman Jeff Van Drew sent a letter to the President of the United States asking for assistance and answers from the local Veterans Affairs branch on a situation that ultimately lead to one of his constituent's, Gerald Keenan, passing away. In the letter Congre...


Friday night dinner special at the Post 2/21/2020
Crab Cakes
Macaroni Salad
& French Fries
Feel free to share with friends and family and we hope to see you there!
#VFW #VFWAuxiliary


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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we will not be holding our monthly meeting and all Friday dinners are cancelled until further notice. Please continue to stay safe and if you know of anyone in need of food or supplies, reach out so we can assist.
Dennis Township Cub Scout Pack 56 wants to thank you for coming to our Pinewood Derby on Saturday afternoon. We hope you enjoyed all the excitement.
BLOOD DRIVE NOON TO 5:00pm! Today you can be the difference! 89% of all donations go to Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia! Your donation is a gift that keeps on giving!
Blood Drive TODAY! NOON TO 5:00pm 89% of donations goes directly to Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. Be the gift that keeps on giving!
Look what we found at the Woodbine Custard Ranch.
I would like to thank Jon and his fellow members for being there and readily available to our family during yesterday's repass, which was held at the post. Great service 🙏
They are the friendliest most welcoming, accepting, respectful group I’ve encountered in a very long time. Post 6257 volunteers, members & family are consistently respectful of each other and dedicated to their mission in a wholehearted way.
Lilly and JJ want me to let you know that they have softball and T-ball practice on Friday nights but will be back as soon as they can and will be at the Easter egg hunt
Breakfast at the Post, a joint venture with the local Nam Knights Chapter. 50/50 Winner, Debbie of the Nam Knights donating her winnings to Post Commander Jonathon Hinker. Thank you, Debbie.
Two Vietnam medics have published "Long Daze at Long Binh," a humorous memoir about their wartime experiences. Very funny, excellent reviews from Vietnam Veterans of America and Midwest Book Review. See reviews, photos and read sample chapters at
Lilly and J J wanted to say HI, their grand pop has been in the hospital and just came home on Tuesday and JJ has a brace on his leg for an injured knee. They really miss their friends at the VFW
The hoagies were phenomenal! I surprised my parents with lunch today, and they loved them! Thanks again!