The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them,and they were left to care for themselves. 
In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000. 

Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.

Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. 

From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.


Announcement updates January 19, 2021
Valentine's Day 2021 Dinner/Dance on Sunday, February 14th at 5 PM.  Roast Beef dinner and entertainment by the Soggy Bottom Bait Shop Boys.  $20.00 per person.  Tickets available at the canteen.

VFW Magazine is on the internet for your convenience. I just discovered the electronic availability to recent and past issues of VFW Magazine. After clicking on the below link, it's easy to click on the magazine cover and read every page that was in that month's issue. Might be easier for people with sight impairments like me. Check it out by clicking on this link.  - Webmaster's update

Weekly Dinner menu for February 2021 is as follows:
Feb 5 - Chicken Breast
Feb 12 - Fish Fry
Feb 19 - Fried Shrimp
Feb 26 - Meatloaf
Dinners are served from 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Beginning in February, brunch will be served on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 11 AM to 2 PM.  Cost is $9.00 per person.
Post Officers

Commander - Rich Lamond
Sr. Vice Commander - John White
Jr. Vice Commander - Randy Wagner
Quartermaster - Ray Agnese
Chaplain - Jerry Pate
Surgeon - Wayne Howard
3-year Trustee - Russ Telfer
2-year Trustee - Gary Languirand
1- year Trustee - Charlie Zielonko
The Post Auxiliary Officers

President - Sam Salamone
Sr. Vice President - Eva White
Jr. Vice President - Linda Krupinski
Treasurer - Harriet Lamond
Chaplain - Rev. Keith Grady
Conductress - Donna Powell
Guard - Melanie Newhouse
Patriotic Instructor - Stella Shepherd
3-year Trustee - Carol Agnese
2-year Trustee - Vacant
1- year Trustee - Stella Shepherd