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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: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them,and they were left to care for themselves.
 
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In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000. 

Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.

Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. 

From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.

Post News

Important Info for Post4266 Members

Post 4266 Growth

Fastest growing VFW Post in all of Colorado.

David Sonka Dog Park Cleanup

Local VFW Post in Parker Co tiding up Dog Park in honor of fallin service member

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW Action Alert: Vote Yes to Include the Major Richard Star Act in the NDAA

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More than 53,000 veterans have been discharged from military service because they sustained injuries while serving our country in...

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...

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Parker  VFW Post 4266
 
 
We meet in the Community room of the South Metro Fire Rescue Station 46. This fire rescue station is physically located at 19310 Stroh Road, Parker, CO 80134.
 
We meet the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the location listed above.


Please note we do not have a standing POST, we use the South Metro Fire Rescue Station for our meetings.
 
 
Send Mail to:
 
VFW Post 4266
P.O. Box 4266
Parker CO 80134
 
Email to:
 
QM@vfw4266.org
 
 

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