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The 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Veterans and First Responders will be held on Saturday, November 18 (two seatings:  11 am and 2 pm.).  

The committee is looking for volunteers to help plan the event and "team captains" for the following areas:  foyer greeters, parking volunteers, chef kitchen help volunteers, food server volunteers, drinks/dessert server volunteers, service cleanup volunteers, end of day cleanup volunteers, kitchen dishwashers volunteers, final kitchen cleanup volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:  District Director Bryan Benway for State Representative Kyle Biedermann, Texas House District 73, at 830-990-0185 (District Office) or 518-637-1428 (Cell). 

Gillespie County Veterans are cordially invited to the Fourth Annual “Lunch With A Veteran” hosted by the Navy Junior ROTC at Fredericksburg High School.  The luncheon will be held at the High School Cafeteria on Friday, November 10, 2017.  There will be two seatings:  first seating from 11:30 to 12:15, and the second seating will be from 12:50 to 1:30. Please RSVP to Captain George Fadok at georgef@fisd.org if you would like to attend.  For larger groups of veterans, please call the high school at (830) 997-7551 and ask to speak with Captain Fadok or Chief Powell and we will make special arrangements to accommodate your group. We hope all veterans can take advantage of this opportunity to spend time with our students and staff, and pass on to the younger generation your wisdom and stories.  

For Veterans Enrolled in the VA Health Care System
You can get your flu shot 2 different ways:  

1. See your primary team, and the nurse can give you your flu shot.  No appointment needed.
2. You can receive the flu shot from any Walgreens.  Walgreens will notify the VA to update your VA health record, but it is still recommended that you notify your primary care team of the date you had the flu shot.  Print the form at the link below - Complete the form with Name, Date of birth, Home ZIP code, Plan ID: VAFLU, Recipient # (Veteran's Social Security number) - Make sure you have your VA Health Photo ID Card: https://www.walgreens.com/images/adaptive/pharmacy/CX-2138_VA_Flu_Voucher.PDF 

Oral History Department at Texas Tech University's

Vietnam Center and Archive seeking Vietnam Veterans to participate in Oral History Project

Oral History Project Information (click here)

The Vietnam Center & Archive Information (click here)

Gillespie County
Veterans Service Office
102 E San Antonio St
Suite B-2
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

Telephone: (830) 997-3758
Fax: (830) 997-3245

Located: Annex 2 Bldg
(former clinic building)

Adult Volunteers Needed

The Fredericksburg High School Navy JROTC unit needs adult drivers to help the cadets put out and pickup flags on holidays.  If you can help even one holiday per year, please contact CAPT George T. Fadok, Senior Naval Science Instructor, via phone (830) 997-7551 or email georgef@fisd.org 

The dates flags are set out are:
- Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, third Monday of January
- President's Day, third Monday of February
- Armed Forces Day & Peace Officer/EMS Recognition Day, third Saturday of May
- Memorial Day, last Monday of May
- Flag Day, 14th of June
- Independence Day, 4th of July
- Gillespie County Fair Day, fourth Friday of August
- 9-11 Remembrance Day, 11th of September
- POW-MIA Day and Constitution Day, third Friday of September
- Columbus Day, second Monday of October
- Election Day, first Tuesday of November every even year
- Veteran's Day, 11th of November
- Pearl Harbor Day, 7th of December 

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