Do you know what to look for? Would you know how to act? For this information go to https://afsp.org/risk-factors-and-warning-signs or go to the Resource section and click here for site information.
Our post supports Service Members, Veterans, families, and our Community. We have a history of hosting Military family days, trips to events, deployment and redeployment events, scholarships for Youth in the community.
For all interested in scholarships go to our Post Programs tab above and select Voice of Democracy or Patriots Pen Scholarship. Another good Scholarship, visit Captain James Ahn Memorial Scholarship by selecting sign up
Post-meeting is held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Bass Pro. Bass Pro Shop is attached to the Silverton Casino. The start time is 6:00 o'clock. Afterward, we all meet for dinner at Distills Restaurant at 7:30 o'clock.
Post 12101 breakfast is held the last Wednesday of every month at 8 o'clock at The Landing restaurant located at the Executive Airport.in Henderson NV. Come and fellowship with us. Lots of various things to talk about.VFW Day of Service; VFW Posts across America and around the world to join in the Day of Service by planning an activity for May 7, or at another point during the month, to show that we never stop serving. To register an event go to VFWDayofService.org on the interactive Day of Service map and receive a special participation decal, or find a local event to join and see what other veterans around the country are doing to make a difference.
At the start of January, the National Headquarters instituted a Membership Grant Program to incentivize Posts to bring in more New and Reinstated members and help us reach this year’s membership goals. Commander-Chief Fritz Mihelcic has made a video that we’ve been asked to share, and we’re asking you to assist us by sharing the Facebook post below so that your Districts and Posts are all aware of this initiative and do their part to maintain our membership strengths.For those who may be interested in volunteering at the Nevada State Veterans Home please use the site below.
...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.
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a Nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
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
Honor the dead by helping the living
The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service.
The VFW provides numerous services to military service members and their families.
• MAP has helped
fund Farewell and Welcome Home gatherings for military units worldwide.
• Operation Uplink provides free, pre-paid phone cards to service members.
• Unmet Needs can give a one-time grant up to $1,500 for qualifying service members and their families experiencing financial hardship.
Flags and flag education are essential elements of the VFW's Citizenship Education program.
Fostering patriotism and honoring America's veterans on Patriotic Days: Memorial Day, lndependence Day, Patriots Day, Loyalty Day, Veterans Day and POW/MlA Recognition day
Constructive Community Service is a founding VFW tenet with volunteerism benefiting education, the environment, health sciences, and civic projects. The VFW's citizenship education program is designed to stimulate an interest in America's history, its traditions, and institutions, as well as promote patriotism. The VFW also partners with the National Rifle Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, lnternational Association of Firefighters, the Salvation Army and Boy Scouts of America.
The VFW's Citizenship Education program arms teachers with school activities and resources designed to teach America's youth about patriotism and service and about the contributions of our nation's veterans in preserving peace.
VFW Scholarship Programs include Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and VFW Military Family Scholarship. Every year, hundreds of thousands of students participate in garnering more than $3.1 million in scholarships and incentives.
The VFW's presence on Capitol Hill allows VFW officials to monitor and lobby Congress for legislative action targeted toward maintaining a strong national defense and improving military benefits and quality of life for all veterans, including those currently serving in the active-duty military, the National Guard and the Reserves.
One of the VFW's most successful legislative push was making college education affordable for military service members with the signing of the 1944 Gl Bill of Rights, and in 1984, the signing of the Montgomery GI Bill.
For more than 75 years, the VFW's Buddy Poppy program has raised millions of dollars in support of veterans' welfare and the well being of their dependents.