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 VFW District 4 represents a group of 21 independently operated posts with their own elected officers.  16 of these 21posts also have a VFW Auxiliary, family members of those eligible for the VFW, supporting their post, veterans, and the local community. Each Post is operated by it's own members and elects their own officers, allowing them to decide how best to serve their community. All 21 VFW posts and Auxiliary are located in Wayne County, Michigan.
 
History of the VFW 
 
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.
  

 
 
 

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Announcements

  

June 2022

02-05  Department of Michigan Convention (Holiday Inn Flint)

06        VFW Training Seminar

08         District 4 Planning meeting at Wyandotte (633 Ford Ave Wyandotte MI 48192)

14          Flag Day Post 1136 (Wyandotte)                      

17         Camp Trotter Golf Outing   (Village Green 8130 Bingham Ave Newaygo MI 9:00 am)                            

18        VFW Training Seminar Camp Trotter – Newaygo 9:00 AM

29           Inspectors Meeting VFW Post 1136 6:00PM                          

July 2022

04         Independence Day (Wyandotte Parade TBD)  8:00 Post 1136 (Wyandotte)

09-10   Air Show Selfridge ANG Base

13-15   Wyandotte Street Fair

16-21   National Convention Kansas City

30          Running to Honor 5K Run Heritage Park Taylor                       

August 2022

07           Michigan day (VFW National Home Eaton Rapids Flags 8:30am Program starts at 12:00

20           Camp Trotter Family Days (Camp Trotter for Children Newaygo MI.) 12:00 pm

27           District 4 Family Picnic Plymouth Post 6695 11:30

28          District 4 Meeting Romulus VFW Post 78 39270 Huron River Dr. Romulus, MI 48174

September 2022

TBD             VFWA NHC Freedom Festival (Eaton Rapids) 

11                 911 Memorial Post 1136    

16                 POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony VFW Post 9885 Bova-Engineers 6pm (6440 N. Hix RD Westland MI 48185. 

16         POW-MIA Remembrance Ceremony VFW Post 2233 James Europe 6:00PM

17         Joint VTS for 4th/5th/6thdistrict Romulus Post 78 12:00 pm

24         Golf Outing Lake Erie Metro Park $75 Person $300 Foursome

29          Dept. Fall Conference Flint Gateway

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31        Voice of Democracy, Patriot Pen, and Teacher of the Year Submissions to Post by October 31                                           

November 2022

10      Marine Corp. Birthday at VFW 9885 Westland12:00PM

11      Veteran’s Day Parade- Detroit

12       District 4 Joint Memorial Service (City of Wyandotte VFW 1136) 2:00 PM (633 Ford Ave Wyandotte MI

48192)

15          Voice of Democracy, Patriot Pen, and Teacher of the Year Submissions to District 4 by October 31

 20        District 4 VFW Meeting VFW 2233 James Europe 12:00 (18651 Mound RD Detroit MI 48234)

                                                          

December 2022

24-25thChristmas

31stNews Year Eve

                                                                                                      

 January 2023

16        District 4 V.O.D/ Patriot’s Pen 74th Annual Banquet (VFW Post 9283 16200 Dix-Toledo Rd Southgate)    Students check in 3:30 pm program starts at 5:00 pm

27-29 Mid-Winter Conference Kalamazoo Radisson 


February 2023

Super bowl Sunday

                                                       

 March 2023

12      District 4 meeting VFW 9283 Southgate 12:00 pm (16200 Dix-Toledo RD Southgate MI 48195)

28         Vietnam Veteran Day (Downtown Wyandotte) 12:00 pm

April 2023         

  TBD                VFW Joint Loyalty Day VFW 6695 Plymouth (1426 S. Mill Plymouth MI 48170)

May 2023

TBD              District 4 Convention VFW 78 Romulus 12:00PM

June 2023

8-11       Department Convention Radisson Kalamazoo 

30           Membership Program Year Officially Ends for 2022-2023