ABOUT US


The Veterans of Foreign Wars 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. 
 
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.
 

Announcements

 

Future Events

April 27, 2019, 10AM - District 5 Meeting Post 4343
May 14, 2019, 7PM - Monthly Post Meeting (Post Officer Installation), Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.
June 11, 2019, 7PM - Monthly Post Meeting
June 13-15, 2019 - Dept of Wy Convention, Gillette, WY
July 9, 2019 - Monthly Post Meeting
August 13, 2019 - Monthly Post Meeting
September 10, 2019 - Monthly Post Meeting
October 8, 2019 - Monthly Post Meeting
November 12, 2019 - Monthly Post Meeting
December 10, 2019 - Monthly Post Meeting

Past Events

Apr 9, 2019, 7 PM - Monthly meeting (Post Officer Nominations end, Elections) Orchard Valley
Mar 12, 2019, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Post Inspection/Post Officer Nominations, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.
Feb 12, 2019, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Whispering Chase Senior Living Center, 4320 E Lincolnway 
Jan 8, 2019, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave. 
Dec 15, 2018, 8AM-? - Poppy Drive, Tractor Supply 
Dec 11, 2018, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.
Dec 7, 2018, 6 PM - Pearl Harbor Dinner & VOD/PP Banquette   
Nov 10, 2018  9AM - Place Flags on Graves, Beth El Cemetery
Nov 11, 2018, 100 Year Anniversary of Armistice Day. Veterans Day Ceremony 
Nov 12, 2018, Davis Elementary Veterans Day Program
Nov 12, 2018, 10AM - Fallen Warrior Memorial Dedication details
Nov 13, 2018, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.
Nov 17, 2018 9AM - Retrieve Grave Flags, Beth El Cemetery
Oct 9, 2018 - Raffle (at Post meeting) Flyer pdf Congrats Ray.
Oct 9, 2018, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.
Oct 6, 2018 - Install sod at VA RRTP 
Sept 11, 2018, 7PM - Regular monthly meeting
Sept 29, 2018, 11:30 AM - 2 PM, Membership Drive Picnic; about 25 people attended.
June 2018 100% membership
June 2018 VFW Special Project Award/Community Service Citation (Walk Across Wyoming)
 
 
 

Poppy Drives 

 

 

Post Poppy

Starting 2019 Poppy Drives. It looks like we have a few Post Poppy Drives scheduled in Cheyenne. Hope to see you there.

May 11, Sams Club (Great community support; thank you)
May 25, Walmart (on Livingston)
June 8, King Soopers 
We look forward to seeing you there, many thanks for your support.
 
 
 
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