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, you are NOT alone!
Building on a legacy of service that spans more than a century, #StillServing represents the heart of the VFW and its members, and conveys what today’s VFW embodies. The VFW encourages all veterans to share stories on social media using #StillServing to show how they continue to answer the call to serve in ways big and small. In addition, family or friends are asked to use #StillServing in social media posts to honor a veteran in their lives who believes the spirit of service transcends military life.
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae: In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you, from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow, In Flanders fields.
Each year, thousands of kids compete for a chance at these two scholarships. Patriot's Pen is a 300-400 word essay for 6th-8th graders. Voice of Democracy is for 9th-12th and is a 3-5 minute reading/speaking on the subject of the year submitted on an Audio CD or Flash Drive. Both MUST be submitted to your local VA by Midnight, Oct. 31, 2020 for a chance at the 2020-2021 Scholarships. click the appropriate link for application, rules, and eligibility.
Do you know a High School Student, 9-12th grade who are planning to go to college? Would you like a chance to win up to $31,00 in Scholarships? Click below for more information, rules, deadline and application. Submission due March 31st by midnight. Good luck!
Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.
Our Honor Guard is a available for memorials, flag ceremonies, & parades throughout the year.
Our Special Needs Boy Scout Troop is very active in our community.
Corn Hole at the Post on Friday Nights. Contact the Canteen for more information.
A satirical reflection by Author/Artist Phil Fehrenbacker
Phil enlisted in the Army in 1965 where you served for years in Vietnam. He became a graphic designer and has worked for the state of Oregon for 26 years. He retired in 2003 and started the Cartoon "In-Country". The cartoons reflect his experiences during his tour of duty in South Vietnam.
There is a new cartoon everyday.
Commander Harley Boyles
Saturday, October 7, 9 a.m. Flag Retirement Ceremony followed by Post Clean Up!
Canteen Hours have changed until further notice: Monday 4-9, Tues & Wed. 4-9 Thurs.-Sunday remain the same.
Congratulations: Jason Gotti. Boy Scout Troop 1481VFW Scout of the Year.Contact us to Sponsor our website.The Department of Utah has been invited by the Military Order of the Cooties to start a Pup-Tent.
...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.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.