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A Place of Heart and Spirit

From Service in Vietnam to the Iraq War, veterans who once lived at VFW's National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, MI, share their fond memories growing up as the 'poor little rich kid'.


Persian Gulf War Memorial May Break Ground in 2021

Check out this article from the VFW Magazine about the Persian Gulf War Memorial.


Trump and Biden Answer VFW Questions

VFW Magazine asked questions to both Presidential Candidates on todays pressing VFW topics. See where they stand on these important issues.


National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. There are many resources out there on suicide prevention and awareness. If you are experiencing a suicidal crisis please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.


Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund

The Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund Block Party Fundraiser has been cancelled this year. Go to their website for more information on how you can support this important organization for Minnesota Military Veterans.


PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month. We have many resources to help with this subject on our Resources section. Check out the PTSD Awareness calendar and PTSD Awareness Month resources site links when you click on PTSD Awareness Month in red above.


Anit-Terrorism Awareness Month

August is Anti-Terrorism Awareness Month.


Red Knights Motorcycle Club

Have you heard of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club?


We need to act now to get The Veterans Restorative Justice Act - SF 33 Passed

VFW Members and VFW Auxiliary Members, time is of the essence -- we need your action now! We need two phone calls made. The calls takes a little over a minute to make, so you can do this in five minutes or less. A link to find your state senator and representative is in the comments. After you make the calls, comment “done!” Here’s what your local State Senator and State Representative need to hear; more info on this is in the comments also:


2021 Department Fall Conference

Mark your calendars, and make your reservations, it will be time for the fall conference soon


State Convention June 9-13, 2021

The Department Convention is planned to take place June 9013, 2021 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest.


MN Student Wins National Voice of Democracy and $30,000

Rochester, MN Junior, Erin Stoeckig won the First Place honors for the National Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition and earned a $30,000 Scholarship.


Memorials for Dept. Chaplain Billy Murphy

MNVFW Charitable Association accepting Memorial Donations for 2020-21 Department Chaplain who passed away on February 17th , 2021... Trust established for his son


Passing of Department Chaplain Billy Murphy

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sudden tragic passing of VFW Department Chaplain Billy Murphy on February 17, 2021.


How to make your Post a Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccination Site

VFW Post and Walgreens COVID-19 vaccination site.


MN VA - Latest Info on COVID Vaccinations

The Minnesota VA is doing 500-600 doses during the week and about 1200 on both Saturday and Sunday. As explained below, we're doing vaccinations both here and in CBOCs every weekend


Midwinter Conference Goes Virtual

Due to COVID-19 Gathering Restrictions, the Department of Minnesota's Midwinter Conference is going Virtual in order to conduct the important business that takes place this time of year.


Veterans of Foreign wars announces this years youth scholarship contests

Are you a student? Are you looking for scholarship opportunities? The Veterans of Foreign Wars has you covered, and the Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars, along with your local VFW posts, wants to make that dream come true.


Click on the title below to read the full article on the VFW National website.

VFW Commends DOD for Addressing Force-Wide Economic Challenges, Offers Support


VFW Joins Coalition to Help Afghan Evacuees


VFW National Commander Commends Administration's Actions on Toxic Exposure


What Does Veterans Day Mean to You?


BK Supports Veteran Families in November


VFW Urges Navy to Honor Hero


A Haircut at Sport Clips or a Text Before Nov. 13 Can Help A Hero Go Back to School


Celebrating VFW Day


VFW Action Alert: Take Action Now


VFW Joins Other VSOs to Launch 9/11 Memorial Golf Fund


Applications Open for 2022 VFW, SVA Legislative Fellowship


VFW Pushes Formal Senate Investigation into Afghanistan Withdrawal


VFW Expresses Condolences, Frustration Over Operations in Afghanistan


A VFW Message to Veterans in the Wake of Recent Events in Afghanistan


VFW Awards Nearly $600,000 in Aid to Student Veterans


VFW Elects Matthew M. "Fritz" Mihelcic as New National Commander


Louisiana VFW Post Receives National Community Service Award


VFW Congratulates Nation's Top Scouts


VFW National Commander Thanks VHA Acting Under Secretary for Leadership During 'Unprecedented Times'


VFW Kicks Off Annual ThankBK Appreciation Week


Uniting to Combat Hunger Targets 1 Million Meal Goal for 2021


VFW Expands Opportunities for Discounts to Members


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags


VFW National Convention Update II


2021 National Publications Contest Winners Named


VFW National Convention Update


VFW, Team Red ,White & Blue Join Forces For Veterans


Annual VFW Youth Scholarship Competitions Open


VFW Names Top National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW Expands Hearing Benefits for Members, Families


VFW Presses Congress on Comprehensive Toxic Exposure Reform 'Long Past Due'


Tab King to Offer Digital Solutions for VFW Posts


VFW to Deliver 2021 Priority Goals to Congress Virtually


VFW to Host Virtual 2021 Parade of Winners


VFW Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Service


VFW National Commander Echoes VA Secretary Sentiment of Commitment, Solidarity


VA Extends Relief for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19


Denis McDonough Confirmed as New VA Secretary


Prominent Veteran Service Organizations Urge Congress and VA to Act in Newly Released Report


VFW Celebrates Black History Month


Two Former VFW Staff Members Named to New VA Administration


Even Through a Pandemic, Sport Clips Haircuts Raised More Than $1M to Support VFW Help A Hero Scholarships


VFW to Host #SportClipsSalute Week


Post of the Month Launches to Showcase How Posts Are #StillServing


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


VFW Demands SECVA Wilkie Resign Immediately in Light of Damning VA OIG Report in Response to a Veteran's Sexual Assault Allegation


VFW Recouped More Than $9.7B in Benefits for Veterans Nationwide


Pandemic Won't Stop BK Support of Veteran Families


Calling All Middle and High School Students


Veterans Need Support Especially in a Pandemic


Announcements

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Charlie Ts Smokehouse is closed for the season and plans are being made to reopen in the spring.
 
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