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.



Saturday October 16, 2021

12 Noon

BBQ Pork or Chicken $8

Hamburgers and Hot Dogs also available

Fun for the Entire Family

Crafts, Bounce House, Games for Adults and Kids

 Music by Rocky & Michelle

Location: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10087

2170 W Vet Lane, Beverly Hills

Congressman Webster’s Staff, VA Service Office and Senators available for Q&A Sessions

All Veterans and Family are invited to the District 7 Picnic

Halloween Party on Sunday, October 31st at 5 PM. Costumes are optional and there will be prizes for the best costumes. Entertainment by Wheelhouse Music.  $10.00 per person payable in advance by 20 October.  Menu is Pizza, Chicken Wings and Salad. The intent for this party is to give thanks to all of our workers by providing them a day in which they do not have to work.
BLOOD DRIVE on Friday, Oct. 1st @ 5PM
CHILI COOK OFF on Saturday, Oct. 9th @ 12:30PM
BUNCO on Saturday, Oct. 16th @ 1PM

Weekly Friday Dinner Menu for September 2021 is as Follows:

10/1 - Fish Fry
10/8 - Pork Chops w/Gravy
10/15 - Fried Shrimp
10/22 - Meatloaf
10/29 - Roasted Chicken
Dinners are served from 5 PM to 6:30 PM

Sunday brunch will be served on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.  Cost is $9.00 per person.

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