Join us as brothers and sisters of America to preserve the rights of veterans and support each other as only those who share in the camaraderie forged by conflict can.
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.
The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generations. If you are or know of a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $35,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. The 2023-24 Topics have been announced! Click the links below for complete information!
Look for the VFW Post 8466 Chuck Wagon at various town and local events. Enjoy our delicious Hot Dogs, Burgers and Sausages along with a selection of other snacks and drinks. The 2023 Chuck Wagon Season is under way! We look forward to serving you!
Since 1924, the VFW "Buddy"® Poppy program has enabled us to provide support for disabled and needy Veterans. Please accept the "Buddy"® Poppy with our compliments and wear it to show that you remember those who have fallen in service to our Country. And don't forget to donate generously!
The Town of Wake Forest, American Legion Post 187, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 187, American Legion Riders, VFW Post 8466, the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, and Marine Corps League Detachment 1257 honor the sacrifices of deceased Wake Forest veterans and their families. These services are provided at no cost and provided solely to pay tribute to the service and memory of deceased Wake Forest veterans, while also acknowledging the sacrifices of their families.
Mother Nature was good to us last month, and the crowd appreciated it and turned out in good numbers. There was music, good food, and some adult beverages under clear skies. Let's hope this month's event, on June 9 will be sunny and dry, too! 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!
The Annual Purple Heart Banquet is Back for 2023!
This will be the 14th Annual Purple Heart Banquet and once again, we will be at Richland Creek Community Church. Our Annual Banquet is an incredible way to pay tribute to any recipient of the Purple Heart. A refreshingly patriotic event, anyone in the community is welcome to attend or volunteer at the Banquet. Mark your calendar and make your plans now!
Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the Banquet honors those wounded in battle. In addition to Purple Heart Medal recipients and their families, the Banquet is open to all veterans and military families.
This year’s Purple Heart Banquet includes entertainment, patriotic tributes and a catered meal. The 2022 celebration saluted more than 50 Purple Heart recipients. Contributions may be made payable to Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, PO Box 168, Wake Forest, NC, 27588. For more details, to volunteer, or for tickets, e-mail info@WakeForestPurpleHeartFoundation.org
...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.
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.
NEW VA CONTACT NUMBERThe 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.CPT JAMES AHN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPFormer Special Forces Service members who are enrolled at accredited post secondary education institutions can apply for this scholarship. For more information, click here.
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