The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) was founded in 1914. Per the Congressional Charter for the VFW, the purpose of the VFW is “to be fraternal, patriotic, historical 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, whomsoever.”
Your local VFW Post is VFW David Potts Jr. Post 1156 located at 1288 Boston Post Road. VFW Post 1156 was chartered in 1924. The main building was acquired in 1942, and a large addition was built in 1966. VFW Post 1156’s main priority over the years has been service to veterans and to our community.
We are always looking for new members from the community. The fundamental difference between the VFW and other veterans’ organizations, and one in which we take great pride, is our eligibility qualifications. There are 3 primary requisites for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States:
- Honorable service in the armed forces of the United States, and ,
- Service entitling the applicant to the award of a recognized campaign medal for overseas service.
For more details on eligibility including a list of associated campaign medals and qualifying dates, go to the VFW National Web Site and select the ‘Join’ option. We have both Continuous ($30/year) and Life Membership options. (The cost of life membership is based on a sliding scale that decreases with age.)
If you meet our eligibility qualifications and are interested in joining VFW Post 1156, please contact one of the following members:
Thomas Ayers, Quartermaster
We will then contact you and provide a Membership Application Form. If you have any questions about the VFW in general or VFW Post 1156 in particular, please contact Thomas Ayers. Thank you in advance for your consideration.