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Dear Auxiliary Brothers and Sisters,

Below are some of our upcoming Auxiliary happenings:

September 5 - Our Lititz Auxiliary will receive a 20% off all meals served this day at BJ's, 925 Plaza Blvd., Lancaster. (Must bring along the ad which is attached)

September 8 - NO District 9 meeting this date. Has been changed to Sept. 15 (See details below)

September 11 - The Shack Fundraiser - a percentage of all food purchases this day will benefit our Lititz Springs Auxiliary to VFW Post 1463 for our PA Wounded Warrior walk project. (Be sure to mention our Auxiliary to Lititz VFW Post 1463)

September 12 - Lititz Farmer's Market (4:30-8pm) at the entrance to the Lititz Springs Park. Our Auxiliary will be hosting a "Family Freedom Festival". We will have a demonstration of the American flag folds, coloring contests for the kids, A Poppy distribution, applications for Auxiliary membership and more!

September 15 - District 9 meeting changed to this date! To be held at: VFW Post 5752, 125 Longenecker Lane, Mount Joy. (Directions: From East: Rt. 30W to Rt. 283W. Mount Joy (Rt. 230) exit. Go approx. 2.8 miles. Turn left on Longenecker Lane. Go under the railroad overpass. VFW is on the left)

September 16 - Auxiliary Meeting with our District 9 President, Joan Faddis who'll be there for our Inspection. Please bring along your favorite snack to share at this meeting.

September 20 - POW/MIA Candlelight Ceremony @ 7 pm at the Lititz Springs Park entrance (18 N. Broad St., Lititz) Please attend - you won't want to miss it! Your help would be greatly appreciated if anyone is interested in helping to setup, tear down, or be a part of The Missing Man table skit, please contact Kathy McCullough.

**FYI** - The post Bingo on Thurs. evenings (7-9pm) can always use our help and is in need of: Bingo callers, money collectors for each game etc. If you are interested, please see Vanessa or Joe Sebalist.

THANK YOU to each and every one of you for your continued support and all you do for our Veterans!


MAY    25 1PM  Snyders Funeral Home across from Brethren Village---dedication of flag retirement box.  All may attend ----seeking boy and girl scouts to attend---Vet 21 Honor Guard and short ceremony

MAY 27   9AM Revolutionary War Memorial East Main St Lititz  Vet 21 gun salute, Cub Pack 44 who cleaned the area and planted flowers, placing of wreaths by Anne and Ken Loechner for VFW, story of how Revolutionary veterans came to Lititz and to be buried on East Main St

MAY 27   Arrive at VFW 10Am to prepare for annual Am. Legion Memorial Day parade. Walkers needed to represent VFW as well as to carry VFW banner in the parade…Parade to start from Warwick St at 10:45AM

JUNE 1 Salute to Veterans at Clipper Stadium Patriotic Ceremony begins at 5:15PM.
3-4 volunteers needed to check in veterans at Stadium beginning at 3:30 Call Wendy at Rep Mentzers office 717-626-1776 to volunteer.
Veterans who wish to get free tickets to event can also call 717-626-1776
Bring non perishable food items to event and help fill the Navy Club’s PT boat with donations to a local foodbank

JUNE 16 Lititz VFW Car Show to benefit Wreaths Across America at IGNC
Morning of car show breakfast at the Post from 8-11:30 followed by car show from Noon to 3PM . Volunteers needed to park cars, registration, help with food and prize tickets etc.

Save the date-----Aug 24. Working on a Sock Hop at Farm and Home Center to benefit the Navy Club of Lancaster County and Wreaths Across America. More details to come



Happy 243rd Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

November 10, 2018



We had a busy Wednesday morning at the Warwick Ambulance training bldg.

We were making pretzel necklaces for the Lititz Ambucs Craft beer fest coming up this Sunday, Sept. 30.

Thank you to all that helped!


Today is National POW/MIA Day!

Please join the Lititz VFW Auxiliary and guests at 7 pm at the entrance to the Lititz Springs Park on N. Broad St.

for our annual POW/MIA Candlelight Ceremony.

All are welcome! 


Update on location for POW/MIA ceremony 
Due to muddy conditions in the Lititz Springs Park there will be a slight change. 
Instead of meeting this Friday, Sept. 21 7pm) at the gazebo we moved the ceremony to the front entrance on Broad Street by the steps and fountain.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Chris C, Kathy K, Kathy Mc and Kathy W made a recent trip to Masonic Home in Elizabethtown to visit Chris' hubby Blaine. While there, we surprised Blaine with 2 Certificates of Appreciation for his many long hours spent addressing hundreds of Christmas cards for our Veterans! Please see any one of us above should you have any extra Christmas cards you'd like to donate for Blaine to continue addressing for our many Veterans deployed or hospitalized! Thanks again Blaine!!



Post 1463 Auxiliary Officers

President  Kathy Kenavan
Sr.Vice     Kathy McCullough
Jr. Vice    Terry Styer
Secretary Sue Ellis
Treasurer Kathy Wiker
Chaplain   Priscilla Weidman
Conductor Vance Stewart
Guard      Bev Wickenheiser

Asst. Guard Janet Getz
3 yr. Trus. Anne Loechner
2 yr. Trus. Sandy Styer
1 yr. Trus. Becky Preis
Patriotic Inst. Sandy Styer

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We can't thank each of you enough for your participation.  This year we handed out flags to the children, promoting Patriotism within our Community. 

We apologize to those not in the above picture as our time was limited to get to our parade line-up.  However, everyone's help and dedication was greatly appreciated. 

We had such a great time together as always!




This past weekend (June 23, 2018) we hosted our much anticipated annual Coatesville Veteran Hospital picnic!

Upon their arrival we had Dunkin Donuts and coffee waiting for them.

The weather held off for the bocce ball tournament which included a trophy for 1st place!

There was plenty of yummy homemade desserts and food - even enough for doggie bags to take with them!

We ended with several exciting and fun bingo games with great prizes!

We all had a blast and we’d like to extend a huge thank you to each of you who helped make all this possible!!

THANKS for all the homemade desserts and food.

THANKS for helping to set-up, cleanup, serve, game players, minglers and for making our Vets feel welcome!

What a great day for our HEROS!

This year's Lititz Walk for PA Wounded Warriors, Inc, will be held Saturday May 12, from 9:30 to noon. Park and register at the Lititz Rec Center at 301 Maple St.
After registering, take off on your own for a stroll, walk or run using our map that shows a path through town where you'll see Lititz historical sites, Lititz Springs Park and our charming downtown shopping area.
We would love to see your team of co-workers, friends, or family walk The Walk this year.  Wear your team shirts or hat so everyone knows you support PA veterans!
The Lititz Walk for Pa Wounded Warriors is held to raise funds and awareness for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc.  The folks on the walk committee are volunteers from local civic organizations, area businesses and students.
Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. is an independent statewide nonprofit organization the helps Pennsylvania veterans and their families.  PAWW is not affiliated with nor a part of the national Wounded Warrior Project and does not receive any funds from them.

Our first responders are always in our thoughts and hearts so our auxiliary gave them a valentine's gift today, 2/14/2018

VFW Auxiliary to Post 1463 held their 2nd Annual Luncheon for the Gold Star Mothers December 9,2017. What a special day we had!

The Lititz VFW Auxiliary held their annual POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony last week in Lititz Springs Park as part of National POW/MIA Recognition.  The solemn event included a candlelight vigil, several speakers, a tolling bell for those still missing as well as an empty table set to honor those who never came home. Approximately 100 people attended the ceremony to participate and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. 

President Chris Caruthers received a check for Wreaths Across America at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery from Shawn Taylor and staff from Argires Marotti Associates
At Lititz National Nite Out, the Auxiliary was there getting posters signed with pictures and thank you notes for our first responders.  

Lititz VFW and its Auxiliary will be hosting a candlelight ceremony on National POW/MIA Day, September 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lititz Springs Park Gazebo. We will have the setting of the POW/MIA Table, guest speakers, and the reading of names of the Lancaster County loved ones who are still missing.  A vocalist and honor guard will also be helping to make this an evening to remember.  Please come join us to let the world know that we will never forget. 

Thanks go to the Lancaster Moravian Church Members for their support of the Lititz VFW Auxiliary's Wreaths Across America Fundraiser. All proceeds go to Indiantown Gap National Cemetery's effort to make sure every grave has a wreath this Christmas.  Clyde Snyder founder of VET 21 Honor Salute Guard also attended in support of a great cause.

Members of Post 1463 and the Auxiliary who participated in the 4th of July Celebrations this year!  Thank you for all you do for our community!

Vet 21 Salute Honor Guard and Lititz Springs VFW Post 1463 team members placed Memorial Day flags at Charles Snyder Funeral Home on Lititz Pike.

Even in the rain the clothing drive was a success. Thanks to all who gave us clothing and a big thank you to all who worked it. 

This year at Shop for a Cause at Park City Center the Auxiliary was there all day educating the public on Wreaths Across America and how important it is to say the Name of the person who has passed. Fort Indiantown Gap was short over 19,000 Wreaths this past year, this year we hope to change that. 

If you would like to make a wreath donation go to and on the bottom of the page use the following info. Location ID:PAIGNA  Group ID:PA0243 By using that info for every two wreaths purchased we get a third one free.

Down with the Old....

....Up with the New

The VFW Post and The Auxiliary donated a new flag to Moravian Manor in March 2017!!

VFW Post 1463 Auxiliary presented Derrick Hummer a $1000.00 check for the Linear Park Project.

VFW Auxiliary and the Lititz Woman of Today made 150 valentine cards for the touch of heart program. Cards will go to deployed veterans and to nursing home residents. 

Anne Loechner, VFW Post 1463 Patriotic Instructor and Americanism Chair, and Bruce McCullough, VFW Post 1463 commander; recently presented a new flag, along with a $300 donation check, to recipient Ben Lapp for Trail Life Troop 316 at the Second Annual Court of Honor Awards Ceremony held Jan 15 at Cornerstone Baptist Church. The donation goes towards installation costs of a new flag pole.

Chris Caruthers Auxiliary President, presented Kathy Adams, Coatesville Representative 62 bright and cheery pillow cases to be given to the Coatesville Veterans Medical Center .

Robert White Teacher at Lititz Elementary School was presented the VFW Post 1463 Local Award of the smart/maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.

Moravian Manor residents were given an explanation of what each fold of the flag means. 

Auxiliary is making and delivering cookies to first responders

Congratulations to Lucas (7) and Noah (10) for their video essays in the Let's Talk Essay contest. Let's Talk was a written or video essay created to connect students directly and on a personal level with a veteran.
Both boys entries have now gone on to District 9 for the next level of judging. Good Luck boys!

This Plaque was presented to the VFW and its Auxiliary by Past State Commander Larry Wade

VFW Auxiliary to Post 1463 helped with Wreaths Across America


Wade Hall, Post Quartermaster presented Chris Caruthers, Auxiliary President a $300.00 check for all that the auxiliary has helped with in the past couple of months

Here are some of the bright colored pillowcases that people have made for us to give to our veterans in the VA hospitals and in nursing homes.  Thank you for your support!

Having a great time helping the community prepare for Merry Lititz Christmas

We like to support our veterans by handing out poppies

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