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 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.
VFW District 4 represents a group of 25 independently operated posts with their own elected officers.  16 of these 26 posts also have a VFW Auxiliary supporting their post, veterans, and the local community. All 25 VFW posts and Auxiliary are located in Wayne County, Michigan



The following post are serving Lenten Fish Dinners:
City of Wyandotte VFW post 1136 
633 Ford Ave, Wyandotte Michigan 48192
Friday Nights 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm or sold out
Perch $9
Cod $9
Shrimp $10
Combo of Perch & Shrimp or Cod and Shrimp $11
(All dinners come with cole slaw, fries, and bread)
Mac and Cheese extra $2 
Substitute Mac and Cheese for fries $1
VFW Post 6695
1426 S. Mill Street Plymouth, MI 48165
Friday February 9th, February 23, through March 30th
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Fish Dinners can be fried or baked fish
3pc fish $9
4pc fish $10
2 pc child/senior citizen $7
6pc Shrimp dinner $9
Canadian Walleye dinner $11
(All dinners served with choice of Fries, Baked Potato or Mac and Cheese, and Slaw, roll & butter and coffee
Chicken strip dinner
4pc Chicken $9
2pc Child/Senior Citizen $6
Side orders for chicken dinner
Regular Fries $1.50
Mac and Cheese $1.50
Baked Potato $1.50

4TH District Blood Drive
VFW Post 6695
1426 S. Mill Street Plymouth, MI 48165
Please donate blood and help save a life!

When: February 26, 2018 and April 23, 2018 1:30pm - 7:30pm

Make your appointment today by copying and pasting this link in your browser or call: 800 733-2767
http:// www.redcrossblood.org/ rcbmobile/drive/ driveSearch.jsp

Or call Joe Tebor and make an appointment: 734 377-8329

When you arrive at Post 6695 and check in for your appointment please be sure to let Joe Tebor or the person at the check in table know what post you are from.

They will make a record of it and submit a hospital report so your post will receive the credit for your blood donation.

This applies to all VFW and VFW Auxiliary members as well as everyone you refer to donate blood on any of these days.

So, let's help save a life and get Hospital credit for our post!