Veterans of Foreign Wars

Firestone Post 3383


††††††††††††††† Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3383

††††††††††††††† 690 W. Waterloo Rd.

††††††††††††††† Akron, OH† 44314-1546

††††††††††††††† Phone: 330-745-0127


††††††††††††† Post email address:†


November 2014


COMMANDERíS CORNER:† Bob Smith, Commander

Veterans Day is here! Firestone Post 3383 will have our service at 11:00 a.m. Nov. 11, 2014 with bean soup to follow. Come to the ceremony to honor all veterans and enjoy fellowship. The Honor Guard has been invited to the city of New Franklin on Veterans Day at 3:00 p.m. A short recognition of Veterans, rifle salute and taps will be performed. Thank you veterans for your service.


DATES TO REMEMBER: (check calendar also)

Nov. 8† †††††††††††† District 8 Military Ball @ Newton Falls Post

Nov. 11††††††††††† †††††††††††† Veterans Day Remembrance Service at Post @ 11:00 a.m.

Nov. 11††††††††††† †††††††††††† Veterans Day Program at Sam Salem† CLC 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Nov. 11††††††††††† †††††††††††† Post Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 13††††††††††† †††††††††††† Ladies Auxiliary Purse Auction - doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Nov. 14††††††††††† †††††††††††† Post Annual Thanksgiving Dinner 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 18††††††††††† †††††††††††† Ladies Auxiliary Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 20††††††††††† †††††††††††† Menís Auxiliary Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 25††††††††††† †††††††††††† Post Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 27††††††††††† †††††††††††† Thanksgiving Day Holiday - POST CLOSED

Dec. 2†† †††††††††††† Ladies Aux. Christmas Dinner @ Thanoís in Barberton @ 6:30 p.m.


 Tuesday, Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Service at the Post @ 11:00 a.m., followed by bean soup and cornbread.

 Calling ALL Veterans - the children of Sam Salem CLC cordially invite you to their annual Veterans Day Program and we hope to see you there! This will be held from 1:00 -2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 1222 W. Waterloo Rd. (right down the road from the Post home). For more information, please contact Sherry Slocum at 330-899-0206 or

 Friday, Nov. 14 - Annual Turkey Dinner 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. to be served in Post Dining Hall. Menu: Roasted Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Cranberry Sauce. Dinner also comes with coleslaw, bread and butter and coffee or tea. All for only $7.50 for Adults and $4.50 for Children 12 and under. To guarantee your dinner, buy your ticket in advance. Tickets will be available in the Canteen.

 Breakfast with Santa - Dec. 14 at 9:00 a.m. See page 3 for reservation coupon.


CANTEEN NEWS: Marianne Beall.

 Set your clocks back - Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, Nov. 2.

 NO food on Monday, Nov. 24 or Friday, Nov. 28

 HAPPY THANKSGIVING - Post closed Thursday, Nov. 27.

 Stop by and Say Hi -- Try a special Key Lime Martini -- only $1.50, or take a chance on the Bottle of the Week for $1.00.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION:† The Post House Committee meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The Committee will be available at approx. 7:00 p.m. to address any comments, suggestions and/or complaints you may have.


2014 GUN RAFFLE -† I want to thank all the volunteers for a very successful Gun Raffle. This does a lot to support the Post and many programs for veterans.

In November we will raffle a Springfield XDS 3.3 Barrel .45ACP - 100 tickets at $10.00 each. When all tickets are sold the winning ticket† will be pulled on a Friday night.


2015 GUN RAFFLE - tickets for the 2015 Gun Raffle will be available after the first of the year. We have raised the number of weapons on the main board to 34 and we will be selling 600 tickets. The price remains $50.00 for this event.† Dave Noaker 330-784-2503.