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2014 Veterans Fair and Open House



Van Meter Veterans Reception Center
910 Main Street
Van Meter, IA 50261
Saturday, November 1, 2014
This event is open to all Veterans
For more information contact:
Ed Vos, Director
Dallas County Veterans Commission

Travis Holden State Vice Commander is in the Hospital

The 5th district commander regrets to inform the Department of Iowa and all members of the Department of IA Facebook that our Senior Vice Commander Travis Holden was checked into Unity Point (Lutheran) Hospital (1200 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309) around noon time today. He has severe pneumonia and irregular heartbeat. Travis is currently resting comfortably in room 319. I would like to challenge everyone that knows Travis to go to and send Travis an electronic card and paper his room’s walls with your thoughts and prayers on his speedy recovery. Travis is currently expecting to be there till Friday.

With Great Sorrow for Jack Baird

Jack Baird a member of this great post has passed away.

Funeral  is Monday  October 13, 13, 2014

Merle Hay Funeral Home
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, Iowa 50310


Visitation is 9a.m. to 11a.m.
11a.m. Service
12:30 Gravesite service
Iowa Veterans cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, Iowa 50003


In lieu of Flowers, Please make a donation to the Shriners


New Commander

I am happy to announce that I am the new commander for Post 9127. I am replacing Jayne as she is on call for deployment and is not sure of when she will be leaving. I am all new to the commander position so I am asking for patience while I learn. I will promise to do my best as the commander and will try my hardest to lead the post and hopefully have a chance to make this post even better. All I ask is that everyone please help me and get involved to make the post better. I will have an open door policy to which I will make myself approachable and available to listen to any concerns or any issues. With this policy I am just an email or phone call away and will listen and address what needs to be addressed. Again thank you for the confidence that everyone has in me to lead our great post.



Chris Lyddon
Post 9127 Beaverdale
Des Moines, Iowa


RED Friday T-Shirts

Due to high demand, a second order of t-shirts are now available.  The orders must be placed before close of business Dec. 16, 2014 and will be available at Mid-Winter Conference.  Districts or Posts call Dept. HQ  for special pricing on large orders (over 20 shirts).

For the RED Friday T-Shirt Order Form Please Click HERE


Fall Pow-Wow will be Friday October 3,2014 – Sunday October 5,2014 at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Tama, Iowa. The rooms will be $89 a night. For reservations call 1-800-728-4263 and tell them you are with the VFW Fall Pow-Wow. Reservations must be made by September 23, 2014 to get the group rate.

There will be a buffet style Banquet Saturday night October 4, 2014 at 7 pm. There will be a social beginning at 6:15 pm before the meal. The cost is $30 per person and the is September 26, 2014. You may use the order form below  and mail a check payable to “VFW Iowa” to VFW Iowa Headquarters, 3601 Beaver Ave. Des Moines, IA 50310

Please remember to get your ticket for the Banquet at the Fall Pow-Wow.  The deadline is

Sept. 26, 2014, a little over a week from today.  Please call or send your order form today if

you plan on attending.

For Order Form please click HERE

For the schedule for the Fall Pow-Pow click HERE