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.






 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

26         District 4 Meeting at Harris Kehrer VFW Post 3323 1055 S. Wayne Rd. Westland, Mi. 48186  12.00 PM.


 March 2023

Nominations are opened for all VFW posts at the March Meeting. The April Meeting is mandated for  nominations and election of officers at the April Meeting per the Constitution and B-Laws of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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  

  Nominations and election of Post Officers shall be held at the April Meeting Per the Constitution and By-Laws at the April Meeting.     

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

May 2023

TBD              District 4 Convention VFW 1136 12:00PM. Reception will be held at Plymouth Post 6695 time will be announced.

June 2023

8-11       Department Convention Radisson Kalamazoo 

30           Membership Program Year Officially Ends for 2022-2023