At The Rocket

John A. Collier Sr. - 5/24/2019


VFW Post 4534



Good Day Everyone,

     Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day prior to 1971, commemorates all of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving this great country. A lot of people question what we should do on such a holiday. Opinions vary as far as if you should have a cookout, picnic or place flags at the local cemetery and remember those that have died by attending ceremonies. I think this should be a personal choice. Those that have defended the United States deserve to be remembered and respected but how one person remembers and respects might not be the same for the next person or family. For this writer, I will place Flags on the morning of 25 May at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery (CCNC) and then on Monday I will be back at the CCNC to attend their Memorial Day Observance at 11:30 AM. After that ceremony I will go straight to the VFW Post 4534 for our ceremony at 1:00 PM (1300Hrs.). This is all a personal choice. If you choose to sit in silence and remember your loved ones and friends that is 100% your right, if you choose to have a cookout and celebrate the lives of lost brothers and sisters, again, this is 100% your right. My only hope is that all men and women who have died for our freedoms are remembered, respected and never forgotten.

     We do not talk enough! Last night I had members asking about our Memorial Day ceremony on Monday the 27th. I told them it would be at 1:00 PM and asked them to bring a side dish to share with the Chicken. They say they had heard nothing about it. This is on all of us. Let’s spread the word about what’s going on at the Rocket Post. There are a quite a few members that do not get on the web page or on our Facebook page, keep each other up to date on what’s going on.


     When you see Digger and Mr. Lomax, be sure to thank them yet again. We have been getting estimates for a gutter between the main building and the Screen room and the prices have been outrageous. Mike and Digger went above and beyond and did it themselves and I have to tell you, it looks fantastic. I’m actually looking forward to a good rain so we can see how well it works. Thank you both very much for all you do on a daily basis around the Post.


     We are trying something new on the 4thWednesday of the month. We are going to try "GAME NIGHT” it is exactly how it sounds. This could be cards, Left Right Center, Chutes and Ladders, Checkers, Chess, you name it, and it could be anything you want. Keep your eyes open for updates and plan on enjoying the 4th Wednesday with us.


Sunday 26 May          3:00 PM BINGO Caller is Mike


Monday 27 May         1:00 PM Memorial Day Ceremony.

                                                   Fried Chicken for Lunch, Bring a side to share.

                                    7:00 PM Pool League


Tuesday 28 May         7:00 PM Texas Hold’em

                                    7:00 PM Paint Stick and tiddlywinks                                               


Wed. 29 May              1:00 PM Cards


Thurs 30 May             7:00 AM Golf at Turtle Creek

                                    5:30 PM Tacos and Baskets

                                    6:30 PM Jerry Parrish Karaoke


Friday 31 May            1:00 PM Shuffleboard

                                    5:00 PM Commanders Choice Dinner, Tour of Poland

                                    7:30 PM Karaoke James


Saturday 1 June          7:00 PM Ace of Diamonds drawing for the week.

                                    7:00 PM Pool Tourney 


Sunday 2 June             3:00 PM BINGO Caller is Chuck


On the Radar:                      

June 2019

June 6 Thurs. Karaoke Connie

June 7 Fri. Karaoke Connie

June 9 Sun Breakfast made to Order by Evelyn

June 13 Thurs. James Workman Karaoke

June 14 Fri. Karaoke Connie

June 20 Thurs. Bad to the Bone Karaoke

June 21 Fri. Karaoke Connie

June 26 Wed. Trivia

June 27 Thurs. Johnny Danger Live entertainment

June 28 Fri. James Workman Karaoke


July 2019

July 4 Thurs. LOUIE and the Entertainers starting at 5:30 PM

July 5 Fri. Karaoke Connie

July 11 Thurs. Karaoke James

July 12 Fri. Mark Goodman Karaoke

July 18 Thurs. Bad to the Bone Karaoke

July 19 Fri. Mark Goodman Karaoke

July 25 Thurs. Johnny Danger Live Entertainment

July 26 Fri. Karaoke James


      Remember to drop your quarter for the daily drawing as well as the dollar for the weekly drawing; there have been a lot of days with "no Winner”. Please use our suggestion box for all comments, this is the only way we can get the information we need to improve our post and attempt to make everybody happy.



                                                                              John A. Collier Sr.

Sr. Vice Commander

House Committee Chairman

(407) 271-9238


"Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”   Albert Einstein

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