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Greenwood VFW 5864

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Greenwood VFW 5864

Greenwood VFW Post 5864 will be open on Sunday, Oct. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. Although the Indianapolis Colts aren't playing, we decided to open up because we have a rental. If you come in and buy a beer or a mixed drink, we will have some home-made pizzas there made by our own cook -- Leisa. Plan on it. You can Google our address to get there -- 578 Commerce Parkway W. Dr., Greenwood. Enter from rear. ...

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1 week ago

Greenwood VFW 5864

Be sure to watch "There Go the Heroes" on Nov. 11 at 11:15 a.m. Mike Stanfield took photos of our entire building process of the new facility while it was happening and it was via drone. Thanks Mike. Great job. ...

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2 weeks ago

Greenwood VFW 5864

Here is our new Digital Sign. It has a continuing message about our Bar Bingo, Wednesday Bingo, Wednesday and Friday kitchen open and we serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday and we serve Breakfast on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome. ...

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Greenwood VFW 5864

The VFW is distributing Buddy Poppies on Nov 7th from 9 to 2. If interested let me know please. The Auxillary will have a brunch for us afterwards. Contact number (253)278-1980.
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4 weeks ago

Greenwood VFW 5864

Happy anniversary today to the VFW.
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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 September 1899 in Columbus, Ohio, in December 1899 in 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 more than 1.7 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 Dept. of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.
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4 weeks ago

Greenwood VFW 5864

Information about road closures/detoursCONSTRUCTION NOTICE: The following detour map is for a Johnson County Highway Dept. construction project. Please proceed in this area with caution over the coming weeks. ...

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