At The Rocket

John A. Collier Sr. - 12/22/2020


VFW Post 4534




Greetings Rocket Post,


     I was asked if we would be open on the holidays! The answer is yes. We are open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day; we are even having food on Christmas day. As of now we have Turkey, Ham, and mashed potatoes all being prepared at the post. Some have signed up to bring sides to share. I think this will be a fantastic day. You have no reason to be alone on Christmas. The Pool table will be open, the jukebox will be open, we will have ball call every hour so be sure to get a seat in the canteen.


     If you want to take part in the Secret Santa gift exchange please feel free to bring in a gift not more than 10 dollars.


     We will not be having our normal Tacos on Thursday night due to Christmas Eve and there will not be a Friday night dinner but there will be plenty of food throughout the day so I do hope to see you all there.


     For this year’s New Year’s Eve get together we are going to try something a little different. Some members have said midnight is just too late to be out and about. I have to agree. So, we are going to try to ring in the New Year the same time Brazil does. So, we will be dropping the ball in the Rocket Post at 10:00 PM and welcome 2021 a couple hours before everyone else. Hopefully more of our members can be a part of the New Year celebration with us.


     I try to keep these weekly updates cheerful and full of positive vibes but every once in a while I have to remind you that our canteen associates (bartenders) are volunteers and they are also in charge when they are behind that bar. Please do not disrespect any of our volunteers. Regardless if you want a drink quicker or the volume turned up on the jukebox, please be kind and be polite. The canteen associates have every right to ask you to leave if you become disruptive.


     Until further notice; the Rocket post will open at 3:00 PM on Saturdays. We will revisit this topic in January 2021.  


Have a wonderful week.                                                 


Sunday 20 Dec.           1-3 PM PM Burgers and Dogs



Monday 21 Dec.         1:00 PM Fun Day Monday

                                    7:00 PM Pool League


Tuesday 22 Dec.         7:00 PM Paint Stick Bingo

                                    7:00 PM Texas Hold’em


Wednesday 23 Dec.   1:00 PM Cards


Thursday 24 Dec.       11:00 AM Open

                                    Christmas Eve

                                    1:00 PM Bingo (need at least 6 to play)


Friday 25 Dec.            Merry Christmas

                                    Carries Rocket Christmas Party Noon till complete

                                    Turkey and Ham provided (bring a side to share)

                                    $10.00 Secret Santa gift exchange

                                    Open Pool table, Open Juke Box


Saturday 26 Dec.        3:00 PM Post Opens

                                    7:00 PM Pool League                        


Sunday 27 Dec.           NFL Ticket

                                    1:00–3:00 PM Burgers and Dogs

                                    2:00 PM Bingo

                                    7:00 PM Close


On the Radar:                      

Dec. 2020

Dec. 31 Thurs. New Year’s party (Brazil Theme) we will drop our Ball at 10:00 PM




                                                                        John A. Collier Sr.

                                                                        John A. Collier Sr.

                                                                        VFW Post 4534 Life member

                                                                        Sr. Vice Commander

                                                                        House Committee Chairman

Entertainment Chairman

(407) 271-9238



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