We had a great time at the Kendall County Fair Parade today. A few days ago we were told there would be some VIP guests watching the parade who were widows of WWII Veterans. They have held an annual reunion the past 74 years. We picked up some long stem roses at Boerne HEB plus… Continue reading Fun at Kendall County Fair Parade
Our Post Commander, Andrew Camplen, got a special tour of Grunt Style Headquarters in San Antonio on July 18th. Grunt Style employs many Veterans and makes great products and supports all Veterans! We’d like to thank Shields For Kids, its founder Trini Trinidad, and their staff for inviting Commander Andrew Camplen to attend this tour with… Continue reading Post 688 Commander got special tour of Grunt Style Headquarters
We had a great District 13 meeting and School of Instruction. Special thanks to Dept. of Texas Jr. Vice Commander Dick Shawver for attending, Deputy State Inspector Loren Pogue, and all the Posts in District 13 for attending and preparing for another excellent year! Also thank you to The Original Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ… Continue reading District 13 Meeting in Boerne, TX
“He heard humanities clear call And knew the voice devine He gave his life he gave it all In deadly battle line” This is the 100th anniversary year of the ending of WW1. Our Post is named after a local hero named Pvt. Bruno Phillip. On September 3rd 1918 Boerne resident Pvt. Bruno Phillip paid the… Continue reading Post 688 will Celebrate Pvt Bruno Phillips whom our post is named after (100 years for post 688 – 2nd Oldest Post in Texas)
From July 11-14, 2018 VFW Post 688 had several officer attend the Texas Leadership Seminar. Where we learned many useful tools to take back to our local and district posts. This years event to place in Austin.
Congratulations to VFW Post 688 CommanderAndrew Camplen on being appointed State Deputy Inspector for the Department of Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars by Department of Texas Commander Inge Conley at the 98th Department of Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Dallas today!
We want to thank everyone for helping put flags on Veterans graves Friday and also this group for helping pick the flags up. There are 712 Veterans graves in Boerne Cemetery. It’s a big job and we are proud of the community support to get the job done. To see more photos click on post.
After VFW Post 688 concluded the ceremony at the Boerne Cemetery on May 28, 2018 we headed for Heritage Place of Boerne to continue with our day of remembering those who fought and gave all. Our ceremony begain with the Ceremonial Three Volleys by VFW Post 688 Rifle Squad followed by TAPS played by Jim… Continue reading Memorial Day Ceremony with Residents of Heritage Place of Boerne
Today May 28, 2018 VFW Post 688, the Second Oldest VFW Post in Texas Honored those who gave all during services at Boerne Cemetery, Heritage Place of Boerne, finishing the day back at the Boerne Cemetery with retreval of the flags from the graves with the Post Commander Andrew Camplen barbecuing for the kids who… Continue reading VFW Post 688, 2018 Memorial Day Ceremony
Today was Buddy Poppy Day for VFW Post 688. The Buddy Poppy is the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. They are made by disabled and needy veterans. Donations for the Buddy Poppy are used exclusively to assist local veterans in need. We were stationed outside Boerne H.E.B Plus, Boerne Walmart, Mary’s Tacos,… Continue reading Buddy Poppy’s around Boerne