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We stand for out flag and kneel for our fallen. We remember everything...
Memorial Day is a national holiday set aside to honor military service members who died fighting in a war. Poppies, a symbol of death in war, have been worn on Memorial Day since 1915 to remember the Fallen. We remember the fallen, lest we become them.
Weekly 9-Ball Tournaments every Friday at the VFW. Sign up by 17:30 to start the tournament at 18:00. There is only a $2 buy in. Payouts go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Scotch Doubles every 3rd Saturday of the month. Sign up by 13:30 the day of the tournament for a 14:00 start time. There is a $10 buy in per team and payouts go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
The VFW conducted its first poppy distribution before Memorial Day in 1922, becoming the first veterans' organization to organize a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. In February 1924, the VFW registered the name "Buddy Poppy" with the U.S. Patent Office. A certificate was issued on May 20, 1924, granting the VFW all trademark rights in the name of Buddy under the classification of artificial flowers. The VFW has made that trademark a guarantee that all poppies bearing that name and the VFW label are genuine products of the work of disabled and needy veterans. No other organization, firm or individual can legally use the name "Buddy" Poppy. Today, VFW Buddy Poppies are still assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA Hospitals. The minimal assessment (cost of Buddy Poppies) to VFW units provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans' rehabilitation and service programs and partially supports the VFW National Home for orphans and widows of our nation's veterans.
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
Our Mission: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.
Our Vision: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.
Our Core Values:
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.
CHANGES TO POST NEWSLETTER
Due to the extremely high cost of postage we can no longer to mail the Post Newsletters to each member. Therefore, effective July 2020 the Post will place the current newsletter on our new Webpage, VFW9650.org for review. A limited number of Newsletters will be made available at the Post for those members who do not have access to a computer.
The VFW is keeping up the fight FOR VETERANS in 2020.
Thank you for all you do to support America's defenders. We simply could not help them transition to civilian life, continue their education, and file their VA claims with the expert assistance of VFW Service Officers without you.
Thank you, Gregory.
We want you to know what a difference you make for veterans of every generation. Your support of the VFW:
- Helped veterans receive more than $9 billion in earned benefit payments from the VA, which includes $1.6 billion in benefits paid to veterans in fiscal year 2019.
- Helped us administer over $5 million in financial assistance grants for military families in financial straits (since 2004).
- Awarded over $7.2 million through the VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" to help more than 1,606 veterans and service members continue their education (since January 2014).
You can see even more ways your contributions help veterans on our VFW Fact Sheet.
Your unwavering respect for the men and women who defend our freedom is very much appreciated. We’re honored to work side-by-side with you to protect veterans’ rights throughout 2020 and beyond.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
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...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. - William Shakespeare