At The Rocket

John A. Collier Sr. - 6/27/2021


VFW Post 4534



Greetings Rocket Post,

     This ATR will be longer than normal because I have a lot of information to put out. I will print this out and have copies at the post as well. We have a few important things coming up and I need your help getting this information to those that do not check Facebook or our web page.

     We had a great weekend in Orlando at the State VFW annual Convention. Learned a great deal, and had the rare honor of hearing guest speakers Senator Rick Scott and Governor Ron DeSantis.

     Our newly installed Officers officially took their seats yesterday. Please join me in welcoming some new names and faces and some old names and faces. Hopefully this year we do not have to deal with any form of pandemic and things will run smooth.

     This Saturday 26 June we have Franklin Carter giving out information about how money works. This will be in the hall from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM and 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. If you would like to learn more about money matters and improve your future please come by the post and listen to this briefing.

     Monday 28 June we will be escorting CPL Bill Fanning on his journey to his final resting place at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery (CCNC). See instructions below and if you have any questions please ask. If you wish to print just the ride plan see attachment.

Marine Corporal Bill Fanning

Cape Canaveral National Cemetery

28 June, 2021


Who: CPL Bill Fanning

What: Escort Bill to his final resting place

When: Monday, June 28 2021 at 12:30 PM

Where: Cape Canaveral National Cemetery (CCNC).  

Service at CCNC will be at 1230 Hrs. we will line in Lane A by 12:15 PM


Rally Point will be at 2825 South Washington Ave. This is in Titusville on US-1 across form Steve’s Family Diner.

**NOTE- This is for Cars and Motorcycles. We will line up with Ro in the front behind two bikes and the remaining bikes will follow and then all the cars will follow. We need to line up by 11:35 Am so we can depart at 11:45


Route will be US-1 to CCNC about 25 minutes so we will roll out at 11:45 AM


Anyone coming from the south please meet at Indian River Furniture just north of the VFW Post 4534 in Rockledge by 10:45 AM and we will roll out at 11:00 AM from the Indian River Furniture concrete pad.


After the service we will roll south to the VFW Post 4534 for Bills Celebration of Life which will start at 3:00 PM (1500 Hrs.) Come and join Bills wife of over 38 years, Ro and the rest of their family. Bill was not only a Marine and loving Husband, he was a Father to Christopher and Kelly Ann, Grandfather to four Matthew, Katie, Luke and Nicole They called him Pop Pop, Brother to Tim and Rob and one hell of a cook and he will never be forgotten. Bill Loved Fireball so you can rest assured there will be some of that floating around.


CPL Fanning, Bill served as a Rifleman in the Marine Corps. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Device, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm & Frame and Good Conduct Medal


     The Post will provide the main dish for Bills Celebration of Life, if you would like to bring a side to share please contact Diana Collier (321) 749-7735 and let her know what you are bringing.

     Normally we have our "Show Me The Money” on the first Saturday of the month. It has been changed for July, due to many members traveling or having other plans for the Independence holiday weekend. The "Show Me The Money” will be on the 10thof July at 1:00 PM.


Have a wonderful week.

Sunday 20 June

1:00 – 3:00 PM Burgers and Dogs

2:00 PM Bingo


Monday 21 June

1:00 PM Fun Day Monday

7:00 PM Pool League


Tuesday 22 June

7:00 PM Paint Stick Bingo

7:00 PM Texas Hold’em


Wednesday 23 June

1:00 PM Cards


Thursday 24 June

2:00 PM Bingo

5:00 PM Rocket Tacos and more

6:30 PM Bad to the Bone Karoke


Friday 25 June


1:00 PM Shuffleboard

5-7:30 PM Steak or Baked Pork Chop with Dressing Dinner. Chicken Breast is an option

7:30 PM Jason Haines


Saturday 26 June

3:00 PM- 6:00 PM Frank Carter "How Money Works” in the hall

7:00 PM Barefoot Brenda

7:00 PM Pool League


Sunday 27 June

1:00-3:00 PM Burgers and Dogs today


7:00 PM Close (Bartenders discretion)


On the Radar:    

28 June Mon. 12:30 PM Bill Fannings Interment CCNC Lane A                  

28 June Mon. 3:00 PM Celebration of Life for Bill Fanning (Cancel Pool)

1 July Thurs. TBD

2 July Fri. Jason Haines

3 July Saturday Retirement party Hall 5 – 10 PM (Cancel Pool)

8 July Thurs. Connie

9 July Fri. Jason Haines

10 July 1:00 PM Show me the Money

10 July Sat. Barefoot Brenda

15 July Thurs. Barefoot Brenda

16 July Fri. Connie

17 July Sat. Post Cookout with DJ 1-6 PM

22 July Thurs. Rockin Robbin

23 July Fri. Barefoot Brenda

24 July Sat. Barefoot Brenda

29 July Thurs. TBD

20 July Fri Rockin Robbin

18 November 5 PM- ???? Hall Rental



                                                                        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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