Sgt. James F. Carty, D.S.C.  - VFW POST 1545
Veterans Day At
WAJ


Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School
Veterans Day Assembly
Students presented VFW Post 1545 with 
Hand Made American Flag
L-R
Marc Farmilette-Vietnam, Bob Stefanko-Vietnam
John Goettsche-Korea and Tom Bristol-WWII
Veterans being honored by WAJ student body

Still fit in original uniforms
John Geottsche-Korea, Tom Bristol-WWII and 
 Robert Stefanko-Vietnam




Our Auxiliary 
getting ready 

Post 1545 Awarded 
First Place
Float









               



 4th of July
Honoring All
WWII Vets
       

      




Memorial Day
at 
Sgt. James F. 
Carty, D.S.C.
Grave
2017
           
                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                             
                               

                              Memorial Day Ceremony at 
Windham-Ashland- Jewett 
Central School












Presenting 
Adaptive Sports Foundation With a Check For
$1,000.00
For The Outstanding Work
With Our Returning 
Veterans.



   

Presenting 
       the Colors at the
    Wounded Warrior Dinner               
       January 2016                             
      Our Post has the honor to hold the Wounded Warrior Dinner at our Post.
The Adaptive Ski Program at Windham Mountain lets us join in welcoming home these brave warriors.                                



                                                                                           John  Goettsche  
      Greene County, NY 
      Honor a Vet Award         John Goettsche 
Korean War Veteran
Awarded Bronze Star
Past Commander Post 1545
Windham Hose Co #1  


John Goettsche presented award from
VFW Post 1545 by
Lynn Verrengia-Pres Aux.
and 
Richard Hughes-Trustee
                                                                 
           
 John Goettsche
and Congressman Gibson


Windham-Ashland-Jewett
Central School POW/MIA
Remembrance Day 
Thank You to the Students &
Faculty of WAJ School for 
a great assembly for POW/MIA 
Day. A Great Job.






Post 1545 Handing Out
Root Beer Floats
L-R Janet Goose,
 Marc Farmilette
Joseph Gallagher and 
Sabrina Morales on the scoop.
Great time for all who attended.


 


                                                    
Fountain Dedication in 
 Hensonville, NY for 
the Community of Windham Foundation
Presenting the Colors









June 17, 2015
Scholarship Awarded to
Joseph Pelham.

Joseph Pelham received the first annual VFW Post 1545 Scholarship Award. Joseph was the Windham-Ashland-Jewett CS Salutatorian. 

Pictured L-R Richard Hughes, 
Joseph Pelham, Marc Farmilette &
Louise McRoberts .








June 14,2015

Preparing Flag Burning Ceremony
L-R
Marc Farmilette,Robert Stefanko
Dana Hommel, Chris Mattiace
Ken Smith, 
Jim Scarey, 
John Goettsche and Dick Hughes.













December 18, 2014
LAVFW members presenting gifts and Christmas cheer to hospital bound veterans at Stratton VA Hospital in Albany, NY. 
From left: Tracie Craig, Lynn Verrengia (Pres), 
Joan Morales and Liz Gelbord. 














December 4, 2014


Girl Scout Troop 1507 of    Windham, NY
were presented a certificate for their patriotism. The troop prepared a Veterans Day Brunch for all veterans from the area. The girls not only served up a great feast but also sang patriotic songs.







November 9, 2014
Breakfast 



The "crew"
from left: Tim Broder, James Scarey
Robert Stefanko, Chris Mattiace
Paul Morales and Jerry Greenberg.













Louise McRoberts Honored
as Green County 
Veteran of the Year

Louise being presented with American Flag
flown over the Capital by 
Congressman Chris Gibson.
Louise served in WWII and was in Germany
under General George Patton. 
We are proud of the many achievements
she has done for our country and community.  








                                                      





Louise McRoberts WWII 
Greene County Veteran of the year.
With Tom Bristol WWII
Army Air Corp 

Tom and Louise enjoying the day in Catskill, NY
honoring Louise. 
Both veterans are 90 years old
and still full of life. Two of our favorite veterans 
of VFW Post 1545.
Congratulations Louise!
                                                          



                                                          

                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                               



 Post Award 
Trustee Dick Hughes (l) and 
Commander Dan Davern (r) 
present post award to Sabrina Morales for her participation in our 4th of July parade. 














Motorcycle Festival at Blackthorne Resort
Joseph Gallagher and Tim Broder setting up 
Post 1545 booth at festival. The members handed out flags, brochures and applications for VFW membership along with Veteran information. 













Motorcycle Festival at Blackthorne Resort
Richard Hughes with Marine Corp League Detachment 1274 Commander Joseph Huber working together for the benefit of all Veterans. 
Great job by two organizations working together for the greater good.









Salute The Vets:
Thomas Bristol and Jim Riley of Mid Hudson Cable on air. Tom is a WWII Army Air-corp tail gunner on a B-25 Mitchell bomber. Tom flew 54 combat missions, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart and his most prized award..Good Conduct Ribbon.
Post 1545 thanks Mid Hudson Cable and Jim along with all the staff for such a honor.






 Starting the Parade:
Sue Ellen McCullar is Miss Liberty with 
Sabrina Morales as our Flag. Also in picture 
Paul Morales, Ken Smith 
                    and Lynn Verrengia.                                                                








               Marching In Fourth of July Parade:
              Color Guard and post members follow
                              Jim Riddle and 
                  LAVFW President Lynn Verrengia. 










Award to Neapolis Pizzeria & Grill: Trustee Richard Hughes presents certificate to Lambros & Mary Flouras for the catering of the Wounded Warrior Dinner. Job well done!







Award presented to Sue Ellen McCullar 2nd Grade Teacher at Windham Ashland Jewett School. Students received award for place mat artwork at Wounded Warrior Dinner. We salute the efforts of the students and teachers. 





 



 
Post Stage Wall Construction - Dec. 2,2013
Post Stage Wall Construction - Dec. 2,2013
(l -r) Tom May & Marc Farmilette







 
 Award presentation to Laura Marriott - Feb. 10, 2014
(l - r) Chris Mattiace, Laura Marriott  Sean Marriott  &                             Robert Stefanko 
Purple Heart Recognition Day,  Nov. 2, 2013 - Catskill, NY
Purple Heart Recognition Day, Nov. 2, 2013 - Catskill, NY
Tim Broder, Master of Ceremonies VFW Post 1545
Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony
VFW Post 1545 Color Guard
Congressman Chris Gibson
Congressman Chris Gibson
Keynote Address
Keynote Address
Chris Mattiace, Public Information Officer VFW Post 1545
Greene County Chairman Wayne Speenburgh
Greene County Chairman Wayne Speenburgh
Proclamation Designating Greene County as a Purple Heart County

Post Stage Work
Post Stage Work
Joe " The Gunner" Gallagher
Post Stage Wall
The Finished Product - "Outstanding"
Post Stage Wall


            






  












 POW/MIA Recognition Day at WAJ                       School Recognition Day

Flag Folding Ceremony 
L - R, Bob Stefanko, Post Cmdr. & 
Jim Scarey, Jr. Vice Cmdr.



 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
VFW Freedom Hall Insulation Project
VFW Freedom Hall Insulation Project
September, 2013 Stage
VFW Freedom Hall
VFW Freedom Hall
Framing the Ceiling
VFW Freedom Hall
VFW Freedom Hall
Life Member Ken Smith
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


July 4, 2013; Windham Parade
July 4, 2013; Windham Parade
Float Preparation
 : Preparation of Parade Float
Preparation of Parade Float
Voted Best Organizational Float
Voted Best Organizational Float
Iwo Jima Parade Float
 : POW / MIA Table Float
POW / MIA Table Float
 : POW / MIA Table
POW / MIA Table
VFW Post 1545
VFW Post 1545
Color Guard July 4, 2013
                                            
WINDHAM PARADE
July 4, 2012
(Color Guard, L-R, Dan Davern, Bill Martin, Marc Farmilette, Tracy Craig, Dick Hughes)










WINDHAM AUTUMN AFFAIR
VFW Post 1545 , July 4,2011
VFW Post 1545 , July 4,2011
Color Guard On Parade

World War II & Korean War Vets of Post 1545
July 4, 2012
(Driver & Vehicle Owner: Ken Smith, Louise McRoberts, Rear Seated, L-R: Ed Hitchcock, Bud Decker)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                  WINDHAM AUTUMN AFFAIR
October 8-9, 2011
Korean War Veterans, 7/4/11
Korean War Veterans, 7/4/11
Vehicle Owned by VFW Member Ken Smith
Korean War Veterans, 7/4/11
Korean War Veterans, 7/4/11
Post Members and Families
Post Members and Families
July 4, 2011
Tomb of the Unknown Float
Tomb of the Unknown Float
Created by Nancy Orr and Bob Stefanko. Voted Best Organization Float.
Memorial Day,May 30, 2011
Memorial Day,May 30, 2011
Members Gather at the Post before the Memorial Day ceremonies. Flags have been placed at the graves of all veterans at the Pleasant Valley cemetery, Ashland, NY; Windham, NY cemetery, the World War I Monument in Hensonville, NY;and at the WAJ school Veterans Monument in Windham, NY.
 : WW 2 and Korean Veteran Members, (L-R) Louise McRoberts, George Hildenbrand, John Goettsche, Richard Morse, Ed Hitchcock,Ken Smith, and Bud Middleton
WW 2 and Korean Veteran Members, (L-R) Louise McRoberts, George Hildenbrand, John Goettsche, Richard Morse, Ed Hitchcock,Ken Smith, and Bud Middleton
Post Officers at Windham Cemetery
Post Officers at Windham Cemetery
(L-R) Chaplin Jim Varelas, Sr. Vice Cmdr. Jim Scarey, Jr. Vice Cmdr. Bob Stefanko, Officer of the Day, Dan Davern, LAVFW Pres. Lynn Verrengia, Post Cmdr. Chris Mattiace conduct Memorial Day ritual at a veterans grave site
Veterans Monument
Windham Ashland Jewett Central School, State Route 23, Windham, NY
Veterans Monument
Greene County Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War; May 28, 2011; County Court House, Catskill, NY
Greene County Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War; May 28, 2011; County Court House, Catskill, NY
VFW Post 1545 Color Guard (l-r) Cmdr. Chris Mattiace; Adj. Dick Hughes; Qmst'r Marc Farmilette; Jr. Vice Cmdr. Bob Stefanko; Sr. Vice Cmdr. Jim Scarey; Off. of Day Dan Davern
VFW Post 1545 Color Guard
VFW Post 1545 Color Guard
Sesquicentennial Ceremony
Sesquicentennial Ceremony
Trustee Louise McRoberts donated a World War II battle poster to Post 1545
Trustee Louise McRoberts donated a World War II battle poster to Post 1545
February 9, 2011
Rededication of VFW Post 1545 October 16, 2010
VFW Post 1545 
VFW Post 1545 on Parade
VFW Post 1545 on Parade
July 4, 2010, Windham, NY






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