Wake Forest Memorial VFW Post 8466
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Kosovo, the Persian Gulf, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.

Reading of the Names of NCs POW/MIAs

Next Reading - July 6, 2024

The Vietnam Veterans of America hosts a monthly ceremony at which the names of each of North Carolina's remaining POW/MIAs from the Vietnam era are spoken out loud so they are not forgotten.

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Memorial Flag Raising

Next Event - July 8, 2024

Each month from April through October, an American Flag is raised in front of the Wake Forest Town Hall at Centennial Plaza to honor the sacrifices of a deceased Wake Forest Veteran and their family.


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Friday Night on White

Next Event - July 12, 2024

Join us for Wake Forest's own Friday Night on White outdoor street festival! There will be great music, good food, and some adult beverages. Of course, the Chuck Wagon will be there serving our regular menu of 100% Sirloin Burgers, Nathan's All-beef Franks and delicious Bratwurst subs. To learn more about Friday Night on White, go to the Town of Wake Forest website at https://www.wakeforestnc.gov, under "Wake Forest Outdoors". To learn more about the Chuck Wagon, or to volunteer to help the Chuck Wagon crew, click the button on this promotion. If you can't work, just come out anyway and enjoy some great live music and perhaps an adult beverage along the way. And, naturally, visit the Chuck Wagon for some great food!

Annual Purple Heart Banquet

Event - August 3, 2023

The Annual Purple Heart Banquet is Back for 2024!


The Purple Heart medal is presented to service members who have been wounded or killed as a result of enemy action while serving in the U.S. military. Please come and help us honor those Purple Heart recipients who were wounded and returned home. The banquet will take place on Saturday, August 3. 2024 at 3 PM at Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, Wake Forest.

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Membership Details

As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...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.

Assistance & Benefits

Assistance & Benefits

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.


Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.



The VA has announced the creation of a new phone number intended to be used as a single point of contact for all VA related inquiries. For more information, click here.
Former Special Forces Service members who are enrolled at accredited post secondary education institutions can apply for this scholarship. For more information, click here.

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW National Commander Denounces Political Violence

WASHINGTON - "The democracy that we hold dear, the very democracy generations of American veterans have fought for and died to pro...

VFW Celebrates the 248th Birthday of America

WASHINGTON - On July 4, 248 years ago, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, but it ...