We annually places 1500 flags on veterans' graves in 12 Otsego county cemeteries; we collect tattered flags that need to be retired and sell new flags. To buy a new flag from the VFW, click on "More Info" button.
Our Color Guard and Rifle Team leads several local parades each year, demonstrating patriotism and loyalty to our flag, and honoring all those who have served.
More than 11 million dollars is raised each year through the distribution of Buddy Poppies... and all of it goes entirely to veterans welfare at the national, state and local levels. It includes direct assistance programs for needy and disabled veterans and active service members and their families in your own community.
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
Monthly Post and Auxiliary meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at 6 PM in the VFW Room of the Gaylord Bowling Center (1200 Gornick, Gaylord MI). Use the left door as you come in from the parking lot.Also, listen to "Military Monday" every Monday morning on Eagle 101.5 FM between 8-8:30 AM to hear Mike Reling, weekday morning host, interview Post officers, and members... sharing their unique stories and military experiences.
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln
You were not alone over there. You are not alone now. There are 20
million veterans who would give their lives for you. Please don't take
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.