The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.
In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000. 

Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.

Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. 

From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.

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VFW Joins Other VSOs to Launch 9/11 Memorial Golf Fund

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Our Commander is pleased to announce that our post is once again an All American Post!  We appreciate everyone that assisted with our various requirements, especially for the major push by Brian Frank and Heather Bennington on membership.  Please check your membership cards for your renewal dates or converting to a Life Member, lets make sure we are an All State Post and All American Post next year.  Help us get to our goal of 110% by December 31, 2021.  If you need help with your membership please let us know.
We will have live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm starting in September.  Please see the events calendar for more details.  Invite your friends and family, and support the Post.
9/2/2021 - VJ Day

9/3/2021 - Fish Fry Cancelled
9/6/2021 - Labor Day Celebration 12PM - Post will provide Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, please bring a dish or dessert to pass.  See you there!
9/6/2021 - Planning and House Committee Meeting 6:00PM
9/7/2021 - Veteran's Day Parade Meeting  7PM
9/8/2021 - Monthly Member and Auxiliary Meeting 
9/11/2021 - Patriot Day - Terence Worley 7PM
9/21/2021 - Veteran's Day Parade Meeting  7PM
9/25/2021 - Steak Dinner 5PM followed by John Zilba at 7PM - Get your tickets now they are going fast.
Note:  Please click on the events calendar below for all VFW Post 6287 activities, entertainment and events.



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.