VFW Post 1063

Veterans of Foreign Wars PVT. Tomas Claudio Post 1063


Senen Fontanilla      Post Adjutant

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Pvt Tomas Claudio Celebrates Veterans Day Nov. 9

Veterans Day is an official  US holiday which honors people who have served in the armed service  and they are also known as veterans .  It is a federal holiday observed on November 11. Veterans  Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day.  Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.   Veterans Day coincides with other holiday such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated on other parts of the world and also marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day  of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.

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The Pvt. Tomas Claudio  Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1063  of Philadelphia  will be celebrating  Veterans Day on November 9 , 2013  at the  Radisson Hotel Northeast Philadelphia.   This also coincides with the 90th Anniversary of  Pvt. Tomas Claudio VFW Post 1063  which was founded on August 5, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  All of the founding members  were  WWI  veterans  and most  the remaining living  members are from World War II .  The VFW Old Pic 001Post is still  recruiting the younger veterans to join the post and keep it active.   

VFW Post 1063 is also celebrating the  25th anniversary of its Buddy Poppy Boy and Girl program.   The Post has its first Buddy Poppy Boy and Girl in 1988.  Adopted as the official flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars    of  the United States more than seventy years ago, the little red Buddy Poppy continues to serve as a reminder of the many sacrifices our veterans have made and will continue to make to ensure   and protect the freedom we enjoy .    When we think of Buddy Poppy, we promise KINDNESS toward one another, LOVE for our veterans, and PEACE with  others and ourselves.  Wear Buddy Poppy all year long to honor  the dead and remember we are here to help the living.  Post 1063 and its Ladies Auxiliary are proud to display the names of the  young boys and girls who have helped us in the campaign.

VFW Charter Post 1063

For more information regarding the VFW Post 1063 and its Ladies Auxiliary , you  may contact:

Post  Commander Tony Rivera –  856-845-8231     and  Ladies Auxiliary President  Purita Acosta  – 215-500-1868   .    Website is:    www.filamvet.com

Senn Fontanilla, Post Adjutant


7 thoughts on “VFW Post 1063

  1. My father was a Commander of Post 1063 and I believe that the picture above shows him standing in the middle of the back row. Is that possible? If so, is it possible to get a copy of that photo? Thank you so much. Mary Lou Stefanko (nee Luartes) I have some photos that may be of interest to your post.


  2. good afternoon – I have a very old picture of your posts 9th annual banquet and dance dated 5/21/1932 with several people attending. My grandparents, Rachel and Ralph Montanye most likely were in attendance and were active with Forest Lodge as Post Commander and Ladies Auxiliary. I would like to send it to you to display at your lodge. Perhaps someone will recognize a relative or past member. Please provide your mailing address since I could not locate it on your web page. Thank you. Nancy & Richard Dovidio


  3. Hello! I chanced upon this page as I was doing some research about Pvt. Tomas Claudio in preparation for the commemoration of the centenary of his heroism. I was just wondering if you are interested in participating in any way you can in this event, or receive updates about it, which will be held next year in June 29, 2018 (day of his death) in the town of Morong, Rizal in the Philippines where he was born. Thanks.


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