Our Post strives to reach out into our communities, developing relationships with community leaders, school faculty, and local civic groups. These vital relationships are the key to our success as a Post meeting and achieving the VFW mission.
Community service is an important priority in our country and a founding VFW tenet. The VFW has a rich tradition associated with the community service. Working closely with other national organizations, the VFW annually reports millions of volunteer hours. 

Civic Activities

Post 1617 takes part in civic activities in Derry working with American Legion Post 9 supporting the town of Derry sponsoring  the  annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day Services for the town. We host a booth during Derryfest while we have our POW/MIA Vigil going on.

The Post and Auxiliary goes to senior citizen assisted and independent living homes several times a year.The post goes to the VA Medical Center and provides VA Bingo on the 4th Wednesday of the month; providing snacks, drinks, and some $ for the veterans. The Post and Auxiliary put on two Senior Dinners during the holiday season and Thanksgiving baskets to veterans and the community annually. 


Flag Services

The Post can assist in procurement of U.S. Flags for display at the home or business, and will accept torn and faded Flags for proper disposal. Another option is a painted flag drop box, donated by the Pinkerton AFJROTC cadets, at the Derry transfer station where flags may be dropped off for proper disposal.



The Post will also assist families in obtaining the Blue Star Flag to honor members of the family in military service during time of combat.