AMVETS, POST#14







    AMVETS, POST #14

Portsmouth, Virginia  23704

Serving Our Veterans and Their Family

AMVETS  POST#14  HISTORY


AMVETS POST 14 OF PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA WAS ORGANIZE UNDER THE NAME OF AMERICAN VETERANS (AMVETS) ON  13 SEPTEMBER 2014 UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF COMMANDER ARTHUR BROWN JR. COMMANDER ARTHUR BROWN JR SERVE TWO YEARS AND FOUR MONTHS UNTIL HIS WIFE WAS VERY ILL. HE HAD TO STEP DOWN AND TAKE CARE OF HIS WIFE. 1ST VICE SHERWOOD BROWN RELIEVE HIM FROM HIS DUTIES AND ASSUME POST 14 COMMANDER. POST 14 CAME ON BOARD WITH 43 MEMBERS. 


THE NUMBER 14 MEAN THE YEAR THAT THE POST JOIN AMVETS 2014. POST 14 RECEIVED ITS OFFICIAL CHARTER  ON 25 NOVEMBER 2014  BY THE NATIONAL COMMANDER LARRY VIA.

THIS WAS A GREAT DAY FOR THE POST.  THIS WAS A DEDICATION CEREMONY TO INSTALLED OUR POST OFFICERS AND RECEIVED OUR POST CHARTER.  OUR SPECIAL GUEST WAS OUR NATIONAL COMMANDER:  LARRY VIA, STATE COMMANDER:  TRACY DEAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: DAVID ROSE AND STATE FINANCE OFFICER:  DAVID LOY. 


OUR STATE COMMANDER INSTALLED OUR POST OFFICERS.  HE AND THE STAFF ALSO HAND OUT EACH MEMBERS A CHARTER CERTIFICATE AND OUR NATIONAL COMMANDER LARRY VIA INSTALLED OUR POST COMMANDER ARTHUR BROWN JR AND GAVE HIM THE OATH OF OFFICE.  THERE WERE FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS CAME OUT AND REALLY ENJOY THE CEREMONY.  AFTER THE CEREMONY THERE WERE REFRESHMENTS WITH LOTS OF FOOD TO EAT AND FELLOWSHIP WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND STATE OFFICERS.  EVERYONE REALLY ENJOY THEM -SELF AND HAD A NICE TIME.  THIS WAS A GREAT DAY FOR POST 14 TO REMEMBER.