ABOUT US

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.

Announcements

BINGO is held daily Monday thru Saturday 7:30 - 9:30 and Sunday 4:30 - 6:30.

Member's Dinner-Monthly Meeting is the first Thursday of every month at 6 PM.

VFW Auxiliary National President, Sandi Kriebel, will be visiting Georgia.  Post 2681 will host a banquet on Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 6:30pm.  All members and their families are invited to attend, at no charge.  Please contact the post, Margaret Smith, for specific event details if you want to attend.
 
Post elections will be held at our April 4th meeting.
 
Military Family Support Center is open for retirees, reservists, active duty personnel, as well as their families who have been granted commissary privileges.  The facility will operation 3 days a month on a Thursday, Friday from 9a.m. to 5p.m. and Saturday from 9a.m. to 1p.m.  In order to shop at the sale, visitors must present the Department of Defense ID Card.  Address:  1901 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta, GA.  For dates, visit www.mfscga.org.