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Red Cross Blood Drive – 9 AM to 2 PM – Patriots Hall

Red Cross Blood Drive – 9 AM to 2 PM – Patriots Hall

Come on out and help your neighbor and give blood!

Benefits of Donating:

  • It feels great to donate!
  • You get free juice and delicious Keebler® cookies.
  • It’s something you can spare  most people have blood to spare… yet, there is still not enough to go around.
  • You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed most people don’t think they’ll ever need blood, but many do.
  • You will be someone’s hero  in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.

 

 

Steak Night

Cootie Steak Fry – Call for Reservations by 3pm, 319-483-9287

 

Cootie Steak Fry! – Call for Reservations by 3pm, 319-483-9287.  Join the VFW at Post 79 for our famous Steak night! Your choice of meat grilled to your standards, garlic bread, potato and salad bar for one low price! Help support your Waverly area veterans and have a great meal all in one great evening!

8 oz Sirloin – $12.00
8 oz Ribeyes – $14.00
8 oz New York Strip -$14.00
5 oz Bacon Wrapped Fillet -$16.00
Iowa Chop -$10.00
Chicken – $9.00
Salad/Potato -$6.00

Thursday Dinner at the Club – Meat Loaf Dinner – (AA) – $8.00 – 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Orders must be called in by 5 PM the day prior!

What a great way to spend the evening with friends! Come down and enjoy Thursday Dinner at the Post sponsored by the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary featuring Meat Loaf, Baked Potatoes, Creamy Cucumber and Onion Salad, and a Dessert, all for just $8.00!  Spread the word and help support the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary ! Curbside or Dine In!   Orders must be called in by 5 PM the day prior!

VFW District 3 Meeting in Marshalltown.

VFW District 3 Meeting in Marshalltown.

Thursday Dinner at the Club – Roast Beef Croissant (MCL) – 5:30 PM – $8.00 – All Orders Must Be Called In by 5 PM the Day Prior!

Thursday Dinner at the Club – Roast Beef Croissant !   Get out of that hot kitchen and down to the club where a hassle free dinner awaits!  Tonight’s menu sponsored by the MCL is a Roast Beef Croissant, Salad, Chips and a Dessert for only $8.00 ! All Orders Must Be Called In by 5 PM the Day Prior!

AMVETS Auxiliary Meeting – 6:00 PM

AMVETS Auxiliary Meeting

Come join the AMVETS Auxiliary and stay informed!

AMVETS Steak Fry! Call for Reservations by 3pm – 319-483-9287

AMVETS Steak Fry! – Call for Reservations by 3pm, 319-483-9287.  Join the AMVETS for our famous Steak night! Your choice of meat grilled to your standards, garlic bread, potato and salad bar for one low price! Help support your Waverly area veterans and have a great meal all in one great evening!

8 oz Sirloin – $13.00
8 oz Ribeyes – $15.00
8 oz New York Strip -$15.00
5 oz Bacon Wrapped Fillet -$17.00
Iowa Chop -$10.00
Chicken – $9.00
Salad/Potato -$6.00

$1 Pizza by the Slice !

$1 Pizza by the Slice !

Thursday Dinner at the Post (VFW) – Smoked Pork Chop Meal – $9.00 – 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Orders must be called in by 5 PM the day prior!

Get out of that hot kitchen and down to the club where a hassle free dinner awaits!  Tonight’s menu hosted by the VFW consists of a Smoked Pork Chop Meal, cheesy potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, and a cookie all for just $9.00 !  Curbside & Dine In !  Orders must be called in by 5 PM the day prior!

Military History – August 2020

Berlin Wall, 1961 – 1989

The Berlin Wall (GermanBerliner Mauer) was a barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany), starting on 13 August 1961, the wall completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until it was opened in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and was completed in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, which circumscribed a wide area (later known as the “death strip”) that contained anti-vehicle trenches, “fakir beds” and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc claimed that the wall was erected to protect its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the “will of the people” in building a socialist state in East Germany. In practice, the Wall served to prevent the massive emigration and defection that marked East Germany and the communist Eastern Bloc during the post-World War II period.

The Berlin Wall was officially referred to as the “Anti-Fascist Protective Wall” (GermanAntifaschistischer Schutzwall) by GDR authorities, implying that the NATO countries and West Germany in particular were “fascists” by GDR propaganda. The West Berlin city government sometimes referred to it as the “Wall of Shame“—a term coined by mayor Willy Brandt—while condemning the Wall’s restriction on freedom of movement. Along with the separate and much longer Inner German border (IGB), which demarcated the border between East and West Germany, it came to symbolize the “Iron Curtain” that separated Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War.

Before the Wall’s erection, 3.5 million East Germans circumvented Eastern Bloc emigration restrictions and defected from the GDR, many by crossing over the border from East Berlin into West Berlin; from which they could then travel to West Germany and other Western European countries. Between 1961 and 1989, the wall prevented almost all such emigration. During this period, around 5,000 people attempted to escape over the wall, with an estimated death toll ranging from 136 to more than 200 in and around Berlin.

In 1989, a series of radical political changes occurred in the Eastern Bloc, associated with the liberalization of the Eastern Bloc’s authoritarian systems and the erosion of political power in the pro-Soviet governments in nearby Poland and Hungary. After several weeks of civil unrest, the East German government announced on 9 November 1989 that all GDR citizens could visit West Germany and West Berlin. Crowds of East Germans crossed and climbed onto the wall, joined by West Germans on the other side in a celebratory atmosphere. Over the next few weeks, euphoric people and souvenir hunters chipped away parts of the wall; the governments later used industrial equipment to remove most of what was left. Contrary to popular belief the wall’s actual demolition did not begin until the summer of 1990 and was not completed until 1992. The fall of the Berlin Wall paved the way for German reunification, which was formally concluded on 3 October 1990.

 

For more information on the Berlin Wall, see Wikipedia.org