Thanks for taking a few moments to stop by Graceland Memorial Gardens to attend the Memorial Day service. The veterans family members in attendance greatly appreciated this gesture of respect. VFW Southwest Ohio Memorial Team was present, as in years past. Free snacks and drinks were given out at the VFW Post 6562 hall immediately following.
Graceland Cemetery; 5989 Deerfield Road; Memorial Day
VFW Milford Post 6562 will be selling poppies at the Branch Hill Guinea Kroger store this coming Memorial Day weekend. This tradition is our primary source of funds for helping local vets, so please buy a poppy or small flag.
When: Veteran’s Day 11/11/2021
Where: Kroger’s at intersection of
Branch-Hill Guinea Pike (6388) and
“In Flanders Fields” – John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Milford, Ohio – VFW POST 6562
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We are the “Dennis Johnson Post”, named for former Milford resident Lance Corporal Dennis G. Johnson, U.S. Marine Corps; silver star recipient; killed in action Republic of Vietnam; March 28th, 1969.
Please remember Dennis in your prayers. Thank you.
It’s easy to find our post at 1596 State Route 131. We have a tank parked in front!
Recent Event – Memorial Day 2015
Thanks for taking a few moments to stop by Graceland Memorial Gardens to attend the 2015 Memorial Day service. The veterans family members in attendance greatly appreciated this gesture of respect. VFW Southwest Ohio Memorial Team was present, as in years past. Free snacks and drinks were given out at the VFW Post 6562 hall immediately following.
Graceland Cemetery; 5989 Deerfield Road; Memorial Da
The tank parked in front of our post is an M60A3 Patton main battle tank. The M60 series was derived from the earlier M48A5 Patton tank. Besides having the same name, the two tanks are visually almost identical. What makes this an M60A3 is the 105 mm high-velocity rifle main weapon, which was an upgrade from the M48 90 mm tank gun. The M60 series was also fitted with a ballistic fire control computer for increased accuracy when firing-while-moving. Both the M48 and M60 series tanks were used in Vietnam. (FYI; There was also an “M60” machine gun widely-used in Vietnam.)
Post 6562 also has a memorial wall located directly behind the M60A3. The names of deceased veterans who are affiliated with our post are engraved on the bricks. Please remember to say a prayer sometime for our vets who have shipped out to their final duty station. Thank you.