Welcome to Welcome to VFW Post 6978

215 N US31

New Whiteland, IN 46184


Look us up at on the Internet: http://www.vfw6978.com or http://www.vfw6978.us

like our group page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/254723575456/

and like our public page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vfw6978

Hours of Operations

Mon-Thur. 4 pm-11 pm, Fri. 4 pm -12 am, Sat. 12:30 pm to 12 am, Sun. 12:30 pm-11 pm

Last call 30 minutes before closing

November 26th Because of the leftovers from Thanksgiving meals, there will not be a special Friday Night Dinner, instead, choose from the delicious items from our normal menu. Eat in or Carry out 317-535-4041.

  • Dart League/Tournament Thursday night at 6:30, New Whiteland vfw.

  • Kids Christmas Party December 4th from 10am to noon. See flyer on the Announcement page

  • Helping Veterans and Families (Post Service Project)

One of the goals of the VFW is to help other veterans in need and the

community in which we live. Here is a golden opportunity to do jus

t that. We are collecting non-perishable items to stock the pantry of

HVAF of Indiana (Helping Veterans and Families)

Examples: canned veggies and meats, peanut butter, etc. (no items that need to be cooked please) You can also visit the website for a full list of items in need: See flyer attachment for details.

VFW Post 6978 Newsletter

November 2021 Newsletter #80

Post Events and Activities Next 30 Days

Post Commanders Corner

Auxiliary Presidents Corner

Post Committee Updates

Community Support and Post Events

Canteen Menu

In Memorial

Post Events and Activities Events Next 30 Days

November 1st -5th National veteran’s small business week

November 2nd Election Day

November 3rd Post Meeting and VFW Auxiliary Meeting at 7 pm.

November 25th Thanksgiving Day

December 4th Kids Christmas Party 10am to noon. (See flyer on Announcement page)

Significant dates to the United States and US Military Events Next 30 Days

November 10th Marine Corps Day/Birthday

November 11th Veterans Day

Post Commanders Corner

Greetings Comrades, Sisters, and Brothers,

I hope this newsletter finds everyone doing well. Veterans Day is fast approaching. As the country finds itself not at war for the first time in a long time, let us turn our thoughts to those who gave all so we may enjoy our freedoms.

The Post had to adjust hours, for a short time, last month. I would like to thank our canteen staff for stepping up to help. As the holidays draw near there will be various activities at the Post and projects to help others. Please get involved in these functions and activities. Check the website and Facebook for announcements.

God Bless you all, this Post and the United States of America.

Paul West

Post Commander

Auxiliary Presidents Corner- Terry Patrick

Updates to follow

Terry Patrick

Auxiliary President #6978

Post Committee Updates:

1. House Committee:

If anyone has any suggestions or issues that they would like this committee to review and discuss, submit them to our Post e-mail at vfw6978webmaster@gmail.com or you can write/type a letter and place it in a sealed envelope and give it to one of our canteen associates, not later than Tuesday of each week.

2. Visitation Committee:

Chairman Comrade Steve Sowder- If you are having issues or just need someone to talk to please reach out to us. If any members know of anyone that needs a visit, please contact us at vfw6978chaplain@gmail.com or call the post at 317-535-4041.

3. Relief Fund/ Veterans Assistance:

We continue to receive request from veterans for assistance with such things as rent, utility bills or just funds to get home as they pass through or state. If you would like to donate to our Post relief fund please do so at the Post.

Do you have a spare, private room? That room could be a lifeline for a Veteran. Volunteers of America, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), uses rapid re-housing funds to assist Veterans struggling to find housing. We are here to uplift struggling Veterans and set them up for success. The resources available to us include paying the first month’s rent and any additional fees, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits, and accessing mainstream benefits.  If you are interested in helping those who served, please contact Andrew Noga at 317-447-0916.

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

6919 E. 10th Street, Suite E-2, Indianapolis, IN 46219

O: 1 855-332-8387 | C: 317-447-0916 | F: 317-536-1487

4. Honor Guard Report for the month of September

· Total number of funerals attended 4

Color Guard Service 2

· Total number of Post members 10

· Total number of man hours expended 20

· Total miles driven by Post members 104

· The Honor Guard is made up of members of our Post and other veteran organizations in Johnson county. Each month hey participate at funerals for veterans, They carry our nations colors at parades, ceremonies and events. Anyone wishing to join our Honor Guard can contact the Post for information.

Community Support and Post Events


There are several things in the planning stages. Check back to see what’s happening, this will be updated as plans are finalized.

Friday Night Dinners: Eat in or Carry out 317-535-4041.

November 5th Pam’s Homemade Loaded Nachos $10.00

November 12th Country Style Bar-B-Q Ribs with Baked potato or Sweet potato and Baby ear of corn $10.00

November 19th Hearty Potato Soup with Grilled cheese $10.00

November 26th Choose Delicious items from our normal menu.

New Members and Transfers:

None this month

In Memoriam:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the recently deceased member(s) of Post 6978.

There were no reported deaths this month

VFW Action Issues


Support today’s veterans and military Help us ensure an adequate VA system will be there for the millions of current and future veterans. When you visit your congressional representatives, please stress these are the issues we will be fighting for in the 117th Congress. These goals reflect the resolutions passed and supported by the men and women of the VFW and its Auxiliary. To find out who your congressional representatives are, visit vfw.org/ActionCorps..


To ensure service members and veterans receive timely access to high-quality health care without increasing cost shares, Congress, VA and DOD must: . Reduce the number of service members and veterans who die by suicide. . Preserve the integrity of TRICARE. . Properly implement VA and DOD health IT systems. Strengthen care and research for mental health and traumatic brain injury (TBI). . Improve programs and services for women and minority veterans. . Research and effectively treat health conditions associated with toxic exposures. . Eliminate copayment requirements for preventive health care, including medications. . Research the efficacy of medical cannabis. . Expand telehealth services. . Expand nursing home eligibility, and long-term care options.

Online Suicide Prevention Training:

VA has collaborated with PsychArmor Institute to provide the public with a 25-minute online training course in suicide prevention awareness. The free training video, S.A.V.E. (Signs, Ask, Validate, Encourage and Expedite), covers suicide as a public health issue, signs of suicide risk, and what actions can be taken. Read more. For any veteran in crisis, you are not alone. The Veterans Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone (1.800.273.8255, press 1), text (838255), or online chat by visiting VeteransCrisisLine.net.