Previous Events

2019

Blood Drive

Monday, April 8th from 12:00 to 5:00 pm


The VFW will be hosting a blood drive in our main hall on Monday, April 8th from noon to 5:00pm.


Maybe, you think it's scary getting that needle put into your arm and watching as your blood fills up that little pouch. But do you what is even scarier? It's when you are the one who needs that blood and it is not there!


Just do it!! It's a great feeling!

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Friday, March 29th 2019


National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed every year on March 29 and is a way to thank and honor our nation's Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.


Who does Vietnam War Commemoration Honor?


U.S. Armed Forces personnel with active duty service between November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location of service which includes:


  • Nine million Americans serving during that time
  • 7 million Americans living today
  • 2.7 million U.S. service members who served in Vietnam
  • 58,000 whose names are memorialized on a black granite wall in our Nation's capital
  • 304,000 who were wounded
  • 1,253 Missing in Action (MIA) heroes who have not yet returned to American soil
  • 2,500 Prisoners of War (POWs)

Children's Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday March 24th, 2019 from 12pm to 2pm


The "Hunt", Egg coloring, Easter baskets and food!

Open to all children ages infant to 12 years old.

Please sign up in the canteen.

St. Patrick's Day

Saturday March 9th, 2019
Dinner – Dance
7:00 PM
$20.00 per person


Join us on March 9th in our upstairs hall for our "wearin' of the green" celebration. A wonderful Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner followed by dancing. Music Arrangements are still pending at press time.


Dinner will be served at 7:30PM with music and dancing to follow


CASH BAR


Tickets can be purchased at the Canteen for $20.00 per person. Deadline is March 6th, but why wait. Get your tickets now!!

Super Bowl 53 Party at the Canteen

Sunday, February 3rd 2019 6:00 pm


See the Game on our BIG Screen HD TV Kickoff at 6:30PM


Rams or Saints
Vs
Patriots or Chiefs


Super Bowl LIII, the 53rd Super Bowl and the 49th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2018 NFL season. The game is scheduled to be played on February 3, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. This will be the third Super Bowl in Atlanta, having previously hosted Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994 and Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000 at the Georgia Dome.

Game time is scheduled for 6:00 PM with kickoff at 6:30. Our Big screen HD TV will be on and a FREE buffet will be provided compliments of the Canteen.


Cash Bar for drinks.

2018

Annual Children's Christmas Party

Sunday, December 16th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm


Make sure you register your children or grandchildren so every child gets an age-appropriate gift.

Sign up sheet will be in the Canteen.

Canteen Christmas Party 2018

Friday, December 14th 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm


Buffet dinner, drinks half price.

VFW Sunday Breakfast for You!! ONLY $6.00

October 28th
8:ooam til 11:00am

Start again after the holidays
January 27st 2018

Eggs or Pancakes, Sausage or Bacon, Hash Browns, Toast, Orange Juice, Coffee or Tea.

Army Navy Football Game

Saturday December 8th, 2018
Location: Lincoln Financial Field
1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148


Rated as one of the five top annual rivalry games by Sports Illustrated, this is one of the most enduring pure college games played by individuals who will be serving their country instead of playing in the NFL.


The game is traditionally played as the last game of the regular season for both teams. The Army-Navy game has been held at several locations throughout its history, but has most frequently been played in Philadelphia, roughly equidistant from both academies.


Several hours prior to the game, the Corps of Cadets and the Brigade of Midshipmen each march onto the field. This is a sell out every year and a must see for the true fan.

Veteran's Day Parade

Sunday, November 11th 2018 2:00 pm


Post 7788 and its Auxiliary will be participating in the Parade at 2:00pm.


Wreath laying on November 11th, 10:45am in front of City Hall. All are Welcome.


POPPY DRIVE

The Auxiliary will be having a Buddy Poppy Distribution at Walmart, 1365 Boston Post Road on Saturday, November 11th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Stop by to visit, donate or volunteer to sit a while and man a table.


The Post will be selling poppies at Shop Rite on Cherry Street, Milford on November 17th -18th, from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

Watch for the sign-up sheet in the Canteen for our volunteers.


Don't just let the regular few do it.

Turkey Shoot

Friday, November 9th, 2018 from 7pm to 11pm
Admission $5.00

FREE DRAFT BEER - HOT DOGS - CHILI RAFFLE - DOOR PRIZES - CASH BAR –

Still only $5.00 Per Person


Buy one or buy'em all!! Also available at the Canteen

DO YOU PLAY SET-BACK?

We are getting ready for a tournament on Tuesday nights at 7:00pm to play Set Back.

We need ten two person teams to get started and a few alternates. We are set to start on September 25th and conclude on November 27th. For more information, call Jim Killeen at 203 209-8934.

Eight-ball Pool Team Tournament

Monday night pool, starting Sept 24th
SIGN UP NOW!!


We want all VFW Members, men and women and their friends for Monday night pool, starting Sept 24th thru Dec 10 from 6:30pm till 8:30pm.

For Info contact Pepper 203 430-7511

POW/MIA Ceremony

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7pm in the Post in the upstairs hall.


In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September. It honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action.


"Tonight we have some honored guests who cannot be with us. so we remember them in in this way."


Please join us in a very moving ceremony on September 21st at 7:00 PM in the Post in the upstairs hall.

Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course

ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, Monday, September 10, 2018
2390 Easton Tnpk, Fairfield, CT.
8:00 am Sign-in, 9:00 am Prompt -Shotgun Start Scramble Format


$125.00 per person / $500 per foursome Prizes for Hole in One, Longest Drive, Closest to the Hole, raffles for golf equipment and supplies, plus other items.
Includes Golf Shirt, breakfast at Fairchild Golf Course, lunch at the Post after the game with awards and prizes!

Milford Oyster Festival

Saturday August 18, 2018 in Downtown Milford, CT
10am-6pm
Free Admission


Stop by the VFW Post 7788 table. We are located just over the Stonebridge on the right.

We can use some volunteers to join us at the table. Sign up sheet will be available.

2017

DAY FOR A VET

Our annual “Day for a Vet” luncheon will take place on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 12:00 noon in the upstairs Hall. Last year we hosted over 120 veterans and hospital staff from the West Haven, Rocky Hill and Newington Veterans' Hospitals.

This year looks to be even bigger. The attendees really look forward to the afternoon away from the hospital, the good food and fellowship that we share.

We always need donations of time to help set up and clean up, as well as donations of items to place in the goody bags (especially word search puzzle books, crosswords puzzle books, etc.).

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

The “Hunt”, Egg coloring, Easter baskets and food! Sunday April 9, 2017 from 12 to 2 pm. Open to all children ages infant to 12 years old. Please sign up in the canteen.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

Join us on March 11, 2017 for our “wearin’ of the green” celebration. A wonderful Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner followed by dancing to the music of DJ Bob Johnson from Post 9460 in Stratford.


Dinner will be served at 7:30PM with music and dancing to follow. CASH BAR. Tickets can be purchased at the Canteen for $20.00 per person. Deadline is March 9th, but why wait. Get your tickets now!!

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bring your own snacks. The ladies will have everything half off!! Drink prices that is!!

7:00pm until ??

Super Bowl 51 Party at the Canteen

Feburary 5, 2017

Game time is scheduled for 6:00 PM with kickoff at 6:30. Our Big screen HD TV will be on and a FREE buffet will be provided compliments of the Canteen. Cash Bar for drinks.

ELECTIONS

REMINDER: Post and Auxiliary elections take place in April. Please consider stepping up to serve your Post in some capacity. Most position duties take very little time to fulfill, yet are vital to the organization. We can't do it alone!

2016

DAY FOR A VET

Our annual “Day for a Vet” luncheon will take place on Sunday, April 17 at 12:00 noon in the upstairs Hall. Last year we hosted over 120 veterans and hospital staff from the West Haven, Rocky Hill and Newington Veterans' Hospitals.

This year looks to be even bigger. The attendees really look forward to the afternoon away from the hospital, the good food and fellowship that we share.

We always need donations of time to help set up and clean up, as well as donations of items to place in the goody bags (especially word search puzzle books, crosswords puzzle books, etc.).

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

The “Hunt”, Egg coloring, Easter baskets and food! Sunday March 20th from 1 to 3 pm. Open to all children ages infant to 12 years old. Please sign up in the canteen.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

Join us on March 12th for our “wearin’ of the green” celebration. A wonderful Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner followed by dancing to the music of DJ Bob Johnson from Post 9460 in Stratford.


Dinner will be served at 7:30PM with music and dancing to follow. CASH BAR. Tickets can be purchased at the Canteen for $20.00 per person. Deadline is March 10th, but why wait. Get your tickets now!!

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY

Saturday, February 13th

Bring your own snacks. The ladies will have everything half off!! Drink prices that is!!

7:00pm until ??

Al’s Pool Tournament

Al Carlson is hosting a 16 Player Double Elimination Pool Tournament. Tuesday Matches start February 9th. Sunday Matches start February 14th. Check with Al to see if there are any spots left.

Super Bowl 50 Party at the Canteen

February 7, 2016

Game time is scheduled for 6:00 PM with kickoff at 6:30. Our Big screen HD TV will be on and a FREE buffet will be provided compliments of the Canteen. Cash Bar for drinks.

2015

Veteran's Day Parade & Wreath Laying

Post 7788 and its Auxiliaries will be participating in the Parade on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Wreath laying on November 11th, 11:00am in front of City Hall. All are welcome.

Turkey Shoot

Friday, November 13, 2015

 

7:00PM to 11:00PM

Free Draft Beer, Hot Dogs, Chili, Raffle, Door Prizes, Cash Bar. $5.00 per person. Tickets available at the Canteen

POPPY DRIVE

The Auxiliary will be having a Buddy Poppy Distribution at Stop and Shop on Bridgeport Avenue on Saturday, November 7th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Stop by to visit, donate or volunteer to sit a while and man a table.

 

The Post will be selling poppies at Shop Rite on Cherry Street, Milford on Sunday November 15th, from 9:00am until 5:00pm. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Canteen for volunteers.

Canteen Christmas Party

Friday, December 11, 2015

 

4:00PM to 8:00PM

Buffet dinner, drinks half price.

ARMY NAVY GAME

Saturday, December 12, 2015 3:00PM on CBS

Watch it at the Canteen

 

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Army Black Knights vs Navy Midshipmen

 

Children's Christmas Party

Sunday, December 20, 2015 12:00PM to 3:00PM

Make sure you register your children or grandchildren so every child gets an age-appropriate gift. Sign up sheet will be available in the Canteen.

Annual Golf Outing

Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, 2390 Easton Tnpk, Fairfield, CT. Monday Aug 31st, 2015

 

8:00 am Sign-in, 9:00 am Prompt -Shotgun Start Scramble Format $100.00 per person / $400 per foursome Prizes for Hole in One, Longest Drive, Closest to the Hole, raffles for golf equipment and supplies, plus other items. Includes Golf Tee Shirt, Breakfast at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, Lunch at the Post after the game.

 

Cash bar will be available Additional information; contact Missy McGeough Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday evening at the VFW (203-874-9982) after 6:00 pm.

 

Open to all VFW members, auxiliary members, friends and family. Sign up NOW!

FAMILY OUTING (In honor of Paul Liscinsky)

Sunday October 4, 2015 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Liver Bacon & Onions, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chili, Fresh Roasted Pig (served at 4 pm) Corn on the Cob, Potato Salads and FREE Draft Beer. Music & Dancing, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Water balloon Toss. Tickets will be on sale at the Canteen. $20.00 per person, (children 12 and under are FREE). Bring your Family and Friends and enjoy the day at our VFW Pavilion and Picnic Grounds. Come hungry we will have plenty of good food. Cash Bar available. For additional information contact Missy McGeough on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday evening at the VFW (203-874-9982) after 6:00 pm.

Kids Halloween Party

Date Pending 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Sign up sheet will be in the Canteen. Make sure you sign up your children or grandchildren. See Missy for details.

FLAGS ACROSS AMERICA

Our building was selected by Scott LaBaido as the Post to have his flag mural for the State of Connecticut. Scott was here for two days to paint and attend the dedication on June 30, 2015. What an honor for our Post, City of Milford and the state. 

 

Flags Across America 1st Mission: To Help Homeless Veterans get off the street into emergency housing a safe warm room, and give them a start to rebuild their lives. Adopt a Veteran with your Donation today. http://flagsacrossamerica365.com/

Mothers' Day Vendor & Craft Fair

Saturday, May 9th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. VFW Post 7788 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting an indoor vendor fair featuring jewelry, cosmetics, arts and crafts, and more! For Vendor info, please contact Kim Rose, VFW LAX President at 203-988-2078 or lax@vfw7788.org

Department of CT State Convention

June 11-14, 2015 at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel. Online room reservations, visit their website at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/VFW or call the hotel directly at (860) 257-6000. Be sure to mention “Veterans of Foreign Wars convention” to get the special $106/night rate. Rate is only good until May 28th, so make your reservations early!

Poppy Drives

The Post will be selling poppies in front of ShopRite on Cherry Street Saturday, May 16th and 17th . There will be a sign-up sheet in the Canteen for volunteers to man the table in 2 hour shifts

The Ladies Auxiliary will be selling poppies in front of Stop & Shop at 855 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford on Sunday, June 14th. There will also be a sign-up sheet for the Ladies in the Canteen.

Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday June 20 at 7:00PM. Dinner followed by comedy featuring Billy Winn and two Guests. Only $25.00 per Person!!

9th annual Poker Run

Our 9th annual Poker Run, sponsored by our Men's Auxiliary unit, will take place on Sunday July 12, 2015.

$25.00 per bike (Pre-register $20.00), $10.00 additional rider, $5.00 extra poker hand.

Register at the post starting at 9:00am, first bike out at 9:00am, last bike by 10:00am. Coffee/donuts before, roast beef dinner after. Door prizes and raffle. Best poker hand 100 Points, Second 75 Points and Third 50 Points. All bikes back by 1:30pm sharp, best poker hands determined at 2:00pm sharp.

For additional information or to pre-register contact Kenny Ruff at 203-395-9435, (druff1961@aol.com), or VFW Post 7788 at 203-874-9982 after 2:00 pm.

102nd VFW National Convention

July 18-22, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Approximately 10,000 VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members will convene from all over the world at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. VFW members will vote on organizational by-laws, attend workshops, network with other veterans and attend business sessions. Convention delegates will also enjoy addresses from several notable and distinguished guests.

Memorial Day Weekend

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 8:00 AM, we will be placing flags on the graves of veterans buried in Kings Highway cemetery on Cherry Street.

Sunday, May 24 at 10:00 am, the Post will participate in wreath laying ceremonies starting at the Dough Boy Monument in front of City Hall, then proceeding to the Green. The Ladies Auxiliary will then proceed to Milford Harbor to place a wreath in the water in memory of all those lost at sea.

The City of Milford will celebrate Memorial Day with a parade on Sunday, May 24, 2015. The parade will line up at Watson Field behind the Parson Complex. Step off is at 2:00 PM. with the parade route proceeding down River Street to the Milford Green.

FACEBOOK PAGES

We now have Facebook pages for the Post and the Auxiliary. Following are the links.

Post

AUX

However, you can use the Facebook search and type in “vfw post 7788” or “vfw 7788 auxiliary” and bring the pages up in the search results

St Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

Join us on March 14th for our “wearin’ of the green” celebration. A wonderful Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner followed by dancing to the music of DJ Bob Johnson from Post 9460 in Stratford. Dinner will be served at 7:30PM with music and dancing to follow. CASH BAR. Tickets can be purchased at the Canteen for $20.00 per person. Deadline is March 10th, but why wait. Get your tickets now!!

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

The “Hunt”, Egg coloring, Easter baskets and food! Sunday March 29 from 1 to 3 pm.  Open to all children ages infant to 12 years old.  Please sign up in the canteen.

DAY FOR A VET

Our annual “Day for a Vet” luncheon will take place on Sunday, April 26 at 12:00 noon in the upstairs Hall. Last year we hosted over 120 veterans and hospital staff from the West Haven, Rocky Hill and Newington Veterans' Hospitals. This year looks to be even bigger. The attendees really look forward to the afternoon away from the hospital, the good food and fellowship that we share. We always need donations of time to help set up and clean up, as well as donations of items to place in the goody bags (especially word search puzzle books, crosswords puzzle books, etc.).

BINGO

Doors open at 5:30 PM, Games begin at 6:45 PM. Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Grilled Cheese, Soda and Chips available for purchase. We always need volunteers to help sell tickets, cook, serve and clean up. Contact Jim Hessberger to sign up.

ELECTIONS

REMINDER: Post and Auxiliary elections take place in April. Please consider stepping up to serve your Post in some capacity. Most position duties take very little time to fulfill, yet are vital to the organization. We can't do it alone!

2014

Hole in One

Congratualtions to Jim Shea for shooting a hole in one!!

VFW Post 7788 Kids Halloween Party

Kids Halloween Party on Sunday, October 19th 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Sign up sheet in the Canteen. Make sure you sign-up your children or grandchildren. See Missy for details.

Testimonial Dinner

Honoring State Commander, Greg Smith and State Auxiliary President, Carol Preston.

Sunday, October 26th

Grand Ballroom of the Rocky Hill Sheraton Hotel

100 Capitol Boulevard

Rocky Hill, CT

 

Flyers are at the Canteen.

Poppy Sale

The Post will be selling poppies at Stop & Shop, 855 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, CT. on Saturday November 1st and Sunday, the 2nd. We will be selling at both doors and we will be in need of your help. We need four people per hour for two days. Come and help for an hour or two. A sign-up sheet is located in the canteen. Don’t just let the regular few do it. This is a Post effort.

Veteran's Day Parade

Sunday November 9, 2014
Post 7788 and its Auxiliaries will be participating in the Parade. All are welcome. Ladies Auxiliary will be selling Poppies.

Turkey Shoot

Friday November 14, 2014 7:00 - 11:00pm
Tickets are $5.00 each and are availbale at the bar or on the day of the event. FREE Draft Beer - Hot Dogs - Chili, Raffle - Door Prizes CASH BAR. Please contact Dan Gregory at 203-996-7966 for more information.

Army/Navy Game

The Army/Navy game will be played on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Details are still pending.

Canteen Christmas Party

Friday, December 19th 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Buffet dinner, drinks half price.

Children's Christmas Party

Sunday, December 21st 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Make sure you register your children or grandchildren so every child gets an age-appropriate gift. Sign-up sheet will be available in the Canteen.
Main Hall, Canteen Hall or Picnic Grounds Rental

Call Canteen at (203) 874-9982

Mon-Fri - after 2pm
Sat-Sun - after 12pm
Canteen Hours

Sun - 12pm - 11pm
Mon/Tues - 2pm - 11pm
Wed/Thur - 2pm - 12am
Fri - 2pm - 1am
Sat - 12pm - 12am
Bingo

Every Thursday Night!

at the VFW Hall.
Doors Open: 5:30pm
Games Start: 6:45pm
Pot Luck Dinners

Missy's Pot Luck Dinners

Every Monday and Tuesday
from 4:30pm til the food is gone.