Veterans of Foreign Wars Martin D. Denson Post 6873

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. 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 1.9 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.

12/23/2019
VFW Post 6873 Bingo

VFW Post 6873 Bingo

• December 24th – Day Bingo - $10 – 66 card machine PER session. Free daubers and candy canes while supplies last.

U.S. Marines storm Mogadishu, Somalia
12/09/2019
U.S. Marines storm Mogadishu, Somalia

U.S. Marines storm Mogadishu, Somalia

On December 9, 1992, 1,800 United States Marines arrive in Mogadishu, Somalia, to spearhead a multinational force aimed at restoring order in the

12/06/2019
VFW Post 6873 Bingo

VFW Post 6873 Bingo

Reminder: We will not have bingo tonight. Please join us tomorrow (Dec. 7th) for our normal day sessions and Nite Bingo!

11/28/2019
VFW Post 6873 Bingo

VFW Post 6873 Bingo

November 30th – Day Bingo– 50" TV door prize! (Door prize bought by the VFW Post 6873 Auxiliary.)

11/24/2019
VFW Post 6873 Bingo

VFW Post 6873 Bingo

🦃Last day of the Turkey Giveaway – 1 frozen turkey given away each session every day. (An individual may win more than one turkey.) (Turkeys are bought by the VFW Post 6873.)🍗

Armistice Day: World War I ends
11/11/2019
Armistice Day: World War I ends

Armistice Day: World War I ends

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with

10/09/2019
Abilene Fire Department

Abilene Fire Department

🚨Immediate release:🚨

There has been a traffic accident in front of the school that is requiring children to be bused to an alternate location for after school pick-up. If you have a child that attends Abilene Christian School at 2550 N Judge Ely, your child, upon release, is being bused to Hillcrest Church of Christ located at 650 E Ambler. Please do not go to Abilene Christian for your child's pick-up; there will be not access to the area.

KTAB News
08/15/2019
KTAB News

KTAB News

UPDATE: This incident has been resolved and Dyess AFB is now resuming normal operation.

08/02/2019

Reminder:
District 8 call meeting in Stamford Saturday August 3rd. 2019

Iraq invades Kuwait
08/02/2019
Iraq invades Kuwait

Iraq invades Kuwait

At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s defense forces were rapidly overwhelmed, and those that were

Dyess Airman performs CPR, saves child’s life
07/29/2019
Dyess Airman performs CPR, saves child’s life

Dyess Airman performs CPR, saves child’s life

(KTAB/KRBC) Dyess Air Force Base, Texas – On a hot July afternoon in Abilene, Texas, an apartment complex swimming pool was crowded with children and their parents trying to cool off. An enjo…

Click here to support Wounded Veteran needs help organized by Philip Holland
07/10/2019
Click here to support Wounded Veteran needs help organized by Philip Holland

Click here to support Wounded Veteran needs help organized by Philip Holland

Philip Holland retired just a couple years shy of a full retirement on medical. He served 4 tours overseas. 2 Iraq 1 Afghanistan 1 Mogadishu. His wife was in an accident being hit by an 18 wheeler resulting in their best friend being killed in her teenage years. She’s had a bunch of medical issue....

07/05/2019
VFW Post 6873 Bingo

VFW Post 6873 Bingo

We will have Nite Bingo every Friday and Saturday night in July. Doors open at 8 PM, and the first game starts at 10 PM.
July 5th – Nite Bingo - $10 – 66 card machine. $1 – 9 on Paper Packs
July 6th – Nite Bingo - $10 – 66 card machine. $1 – 9 on Paper Packs!

D-Day: Allies storm Normandy’s coast
06/06/2019
D-Day: Allies storm Normandy’s coast

D-Day: Allies storm Normandy’s coast

On this day in 1944, Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the go-ahead for the largest amphibious military operation in history:

05/18/2019
City of Abilene, Texas Government

City of Abilene, Texas Government

The GV Daniels Recreation Center (541 N. 8th) and Prioneer Drive Baptist Church gym (South 7th & Pioneer) are open to those affected by the storm with coffee, water, and a place to rest.

V-E Day is celebrated in America and Britain
05/08/2019
V-E Day is celebrated in America and Britain

V-E Day is celebrated in America and Britain

On this day in 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in

Five brothers who all served in Vietnam War honored
04/03/2019
Five brothers who all served in Vietnam War honored

Five brothers who all served in Vietnam War honored

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Five brothers who all served in the Vietnam War were honored in Alabama on Friday, which is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. WAAY 31 in Huntsville talked to the Miller brothers during a recognition ceremony. They said they were never deployed all together, but one after the oth...

U.S. withdraws from Vietnam
03/29/2019
U.S. withdraws from Vietnam

U.S. withdraws from Vietnam

Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam as Hanoi frees the remaining American prisoners of

War in Iraq begins
03/19/2019
War in Iraq begins

War in Iraq begins

On this day in 2003, the United States, along with coalition forces primarily from the United Kingdom, initiates war on Iraq. Just after explosions began to

KTXS Television
03/19/2019
KTXS Television

KTXS Television

THIS WAS A NICE SURPRISE: There was a big surprise in store on Monday afternoon for the son of an airman at Dyess Air Force Base.

STORY: http://bit.ly/2TgIVBE

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1049 Veterans Dr
Abilene, TX
79605

General information

For all you have done for our great country, you deserve the best. VFW strives to offer quality products with competitive pricing. Your VFW membership entitles you to a range of benefits and special offers such as insurance, hotel discounts, Internet service and much more.Whether you are single, starting a family or an empty-nester, we have something for everyone. Here are just some of your VFW membership benefits: Free Honor Roll Listing Personal assistance securing government benefits and entitlements for veterans Discounts on prescriptions, hotel and car rentals Eligible for membership in the Pentagon Federal Credit Union VFW Real Estate and Mortgage Services Dell Discount Computers Subscription to VFW Magazine Multiple group-rate insurance programs $1,000/$1,500 Personal Accident Insurance Vehicle Insurance Plan Long-Term Care Cancer Insurance Medicare Advantage, Supplement and Prescription Drug Plans Senior Term Life Pet Insurance Condo and Cruise Program

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I am curious if you have records of post 2012 which was in Abilene
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