DERRY MEMORIAL

WELCOME TO DERRY MEMORIAL

Teamwork ~ Leadership ~ Commitment
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our unique group. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is your service in  United States Armed Forces in a foreign war or overseas operation recognized by a campaign medal, in Korea after June 30 1949, and recipients of hostile fire or imminent danger pay. Veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama,  Kosovo, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Global War on Terrorism, and other smaller  peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns, or an army of occupation. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.
 
We are here to work on behalf of our veterans, post members, their families, and our communities. Come Join us! We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:00pm
 
 
 
 

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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.

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.

Assistance & Benefits

Assistance & Benefits

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

Post News

Important Info for Post1617 Members

Boston Post Cane Presented to Pearl Harbor Survivor, James Bilotta

Memorial Service 2017

Statewide News

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TREES FOR TROOPS

There’s nothing like the smell of a fresh tree to get you into the holiday spirit, and no one is more deserving of a little Christmas cheer than our service members and their families. Since 2005 the Trees for Troops program, run by the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, has provided farm grown Christmas trees to our service members overseas and their families in the United States. 2017 is a banner year for the program, reaching more than 200,000 trees delivered and covering every branch of the military at close to 65 bases in 17 countries.

Take Action on Blue Water Navy bill

In July, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018, to end the injustice of denying Vietnam, Korean DMZ, and Thailand veterans who suffer from life-threatening health conditions the care and benefits they deserve. This important bill continues to be stalled in the Senate. The VFW needs your help to make sure this bill is passed before the end of the year. If the Senate fails to do so, the bill will die and may never be considered again.

National News

Important info from National VFW

First Afghanistan War Veteran to Lead Arkansas Post

Trisha Leslie, who served in Operation Enduring Freedom from 2010-2013, took on the role in April for VFW Post 4556 in Pocahontas, Ark. And to her,...

Sport Clips Haircuts Just Donated $1.35 Million to the VFW

KANSAS CITY, Mo. At the national headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the Vietnam War veteran who founded S...

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OUR MISSION

That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.

Our Mission: 
To foster camaraderie among United States Veterans of overseas conflicts.  To serve our Veterans, the military, their families 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: 
•  Always put the interests of our members first
•  Treat donors as partners in our cause
•  Promote patriotism
•  Honor military service
•  Ensure the care of veterans and their families
•  Serve our communities
•  Promote a positive image of the VFW
•  Respect the diversity of Veteran opinions