What is a VFW?
VFW stands for Veterans of Foreign Wars. Chartered in 1899 by Congress as a war veterans organization, the VFW has over 1.5 million members in over 7500 posts in the United States and many foreign countries.
Each post is governed by locally elected officers. As such, each post will have its own “flavor” and can respond to the wants and needs of its members and the community.
After the World Wars, Korea and Vietnam, the posts became well known as a bar for veterans to gather and retell war stories. Some still operate for that purpose. Others are more service oriented.
Our post has no bar and is smoke free. It is a place for families to gather. We take seriously our commitment to support veterans. It is our duty to extend a helping hand to the newest veterans just as others often helped us following our service.
Post and District Service Officers provide a vital service to veterans, their families and survivors, offering reliable information and assistance as they attempt to navigate the bureaucratic VA claims process.
We have a Peer to Peer Support Group that deals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and Sexual Assault Trauma. http://ryanrandolph.wix.com/peerassist
We participate in many community events such as parades and Founders Days. We sponsor Girl Scouts and Youth Association sports fields and teams. We have movie nights and carnivals. We gather items and send care packages to military personnel overseas.
Many of us are the old guard from WW II, Korea and Vietnam but we realize the current returning veterans need support just as we did. They are more technologically savvy and communicate more quickly and efficiently. We welcome them and new ways of doing things.
If you are looking for a place to make a difference, I invite you to check us out. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Andy Asberry, Commander