Annually the VFW conducts two Youth Scholarship Programs. The first is called "Patriot's Pen" and is open to grades 6-8 and the second is called the "Voice of Democracy" and is open to grades 9-12. Entries are due October 31, 2023. This is a wonderful opportunity to win a scholarship.
We miss our members who have not paid their annual dues. Your membership is the heartbeat of our Post. Please renew your Annual Membership now. You can now renew your membership by credit card for your convenience. PLEASE RENEW NOW.
We have the perfect venue for your event. Rent the VFW Post 4031 hall for parties, get togethers, and other celebrations. Our building has many amenities and support for your special event. For those interested feel free to come visit to take a tour of Post Building's Halls. Call us for more information or to have us mail you a brochure. You can also download the brochure here.
Your organization can advertise on our website when you become a sponsor of VFW Post 4031. Your sponsorship is a great way to advertise your business' support of veterans and can yield great benefits to your business. Join us supporting VFW Post 4031 and local veterans.
VFW Post 4031 would like you to join us by becoming a member, remaining a member by renewing, or transferring your membership to our Post. Are you a veteran who is interested in joining an organization that is dedicated to the support of veterans, veteran's families, and the military in general? Join now!!! Vets helping Vets.
You can now help sponsor one of VFW Post 4031's events. Our events help support veterans in many ways, build Post Spirit, and foster strength among our local veterans. Your sponsorship funds no matter how large or how small will help make our events special. The next event for you to sponsor is our annual Independence Day Event.
The rendering of Military Funeral Honors is a ceremony representing the Nation’s deep gratitude to those, in times of war and peace, who have faithfully defended our country. This ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration a grateful nation can provide to our veteran’s family.
Memorial Day is a special occasion to remember those servicemen and women who have gone before us. VFW Post 4031 celebrates Memorial Day with three remembrances and an Open House. The Public is welcome to all events.
America's Navy is a force as relevant today as it's been historically significant for the last 238 years. The times may change, the threats may become more obscure, the complex nature of 21st century life may make the demand for such presence less obvious. However, now more than ever, the Navy is something to be aware of. Something to be thankful for. Something to be proud of.
We are soldiers of the sea, providing forces and detachments to naval ships and shore operations. We are global leaders, developing expeditionary doctrine and innovations that set the example, and leading other countries' forces and agencies in the multinational military operations. These unique capabilities make us "First to Fight", and our nations first line of defense.
The U.S. Army is made up of the most dedicated, most respected soldiers in the world. These soldiers protect America's Freedoms while serving at home and abroad, and they are always prepared to defend the nation in times of need.
Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible.
The USSF is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping Guardians to conduct global space operations that enhance the way our joint and coalition forces fight, while also offering decision makers military options to achieve national objectives.
We protect the personal safety and security of our people; the marine transportation system and infrastructure; our natural and economic resources; and the territorial integrity of our nation-from both internal and external threats, natural and man-made.
VFW Post 4031 offers rental of one or more of our facilities for your event. The link here will send you to our webpage describing our Hall Rental Opportunities and where you can also download our brochure.
VFW Post 4031 has available both Short Sleeve and Long Sleeve RED Shirts for purchase. These shirts are designed to help celebrate RED Shirt Fridays. RED stands for Remember Everyone Deployed and is a way to Support Our Troops. Long Sleeve Shirts are available for Pre-order at a reduced price. You can buy by using our On-Line Store at VFW4031.org, by going to Magpies Newsstand and Cafe at 707 Main Avenue, or by contacting us at VFW Post 4031, 1550 Main Avenue, Durango, CO. 81301. Phone (970) 247-0384, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at VFW4031@bresnan.org.
Our VFW Blue Hoodies and VFW Long Sleeve Shirts are on Sale! The VFW Post 4031 is currently offering VFW Branded Hats in various colors, Blue and Red Mens and Women's Polos, Long Sleeve VFW Red Shirts, and VFW Blue Hoodies. These offerings are offered at a discount from ordering from the VFW Store. These offerings are also available at the Post Canteen. You can pay by credit card on the linked page. Get some now!
We at VFW Post 4031 honor each of our members. We encourage you to join, renew, or transfer your membership to VFW Post 4031. By joining or continuing your membership you are making a statement that you support your fellow veterans in La Plata County. The linked page also allows you to download an application, a membership form, or to renew your membership by credit card. If you have questions please contact us at any time.
These Are The Latest Things Happening at the Post
The September Calendar is up to date. Click here to go to the Calendar.
The VFW Post 4031 Auxiliary is having an Auxiliary Appreciation Party! The party will be on Saturday October 7th between 6PM and 9PM. The party is for Auxiliary members and guests. There will be music, games, and Hors D'oeuvres. This will be a lot fun! Click on the thumbnail below to see a full size version of the flyer for the party.Youth Scholarships, Voice of Democracy and Patriot's PenIn April National VFW announced this year's themes for the two VFW Youth Scholarships, Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen. The theme for the Patriot's Pen is "How are you inspired by America" and is applicable to students in grades 6 - 8. The Theme for the Voice of Democracy is "What are the greatest attributes of our Democracy" and is applicable to students in grades 9 -12. The entries for these scholarships is October 31st. This year there are two ways to enter for these scholarships. The first is a paper entry form which contains information about how to enter and the due dates. The thumbnails below are the paper entry forms for the two scholarships. Click on the thumbnails below to see a full size form suitable for printing.
The Second way to enter the competition for these scholarships is by using the Scholars App. Click on the following link to go to the Scholars App website. Scholars App. The thumbnail below is the form for the VFW Post 4031 Scholars App page. Click on the thumbnail to go to the Full size page. Use your camera to scan the QR for the scholarship and go to the appropriate page which tells the student how to enter.
Veterans Movie NightsVFW Post 4031 will hold a Veterans Movie Night every First and Third Saturdays at 6:00PM. The movies are free and refreshments are available. Click on the thumbnail below to see the Movie Night Flyer.
Coming in October - - NFL Sunday Football!!
NFL Sunday Football will return to VFW Post 4031 starting Sunday October 1st. NFL Sunday Football at the Post will be held following each Veterans Benefit Breakfast starting at 12:00PM. The games will be shown between October and January. This year promises to be very special because in addition to the football there will be All Star Sports Trading Card exchanges, Fantasy Football, and more. Food will be available using Door Dash. Stay tuned for additional information. Text (970) 344-7642 for more information. Click on the thumbnail below to see a larger version of the flyer for NFL Sunday Football at the Post.
NEW On-Line Store Item!!!!The On-Line Store has ordered Long Sleeve RED Shirts just in time for cooler weather. The shirts have arrived and will be available in the canteen, On-Line and at Veterans Benefit Breakfasts. The price is $35.00. This is a great deal!! Click here to go to our On-Line Store to order your Long Sleeve RED Shirt.
Front BackOn Line Store News: The VFW Post 4031 On-Line Store is now offering both short sleeve and long sleeve RED Shirt Friday Shirts. See the promotion banner above. We have a large number of both men's and ladies' shirts now with more coming soon. Join all those who have purchased their RED Shirts and Support Our Troops. Wear your RED Shirt proudly. You can order using this website's On-Line Store or by downloading, filling out, and submitting a Red Shirt order Form. Orders are being accepted now. Click on the thumbnail below to see the Red Shirt Flyer.
Click on the thumbnail below to download one of the VFW Post 4031 Red Shirt Order Forms.VFW Mesh Back Trucker Hats are in!!!We have Dark Blue and Red Mesh Back Hats in stock. They are available at the Post canteen. They are also available in the VFW Post 4031 Post On-Line Store. Buy soon because there are only a few of each color of Hat. These hats are offered at $27.00 each. These hats are great in hot weather and still comfortable year round.
VFW Brown Hats Are Back in StockVFW Post 4031 received a new shipment of Brown Canvas Hats. These are the hottest sellers on our On-Line Store. Get your VFW Brown Hat now by clicking on the hat icon below.
SALEThe VFW Branded Blue Hoodies and the VFW Branded Red Long Sleeve Shirts are on sale. See the promotion banner above. We are almost sold out of these items and this is a 20% off clearance sale. Click on the Store Icon below to go to the On-Line Store.
The VFW Colorado Departmental quarterly newsletters are available under our News Heading. you can see the latest Departmental Newsletter by clicking the following link. August 2023 Departmental Newsletter.
VFW Post 4031 has added a Suggestion Box to our website. We welcome your suggestions on how to improve your Post. You can find the suggestion box on the News top menu and then scroll down. We will use these suggestions to improve our ability to better serve our La Plata County Veterans. You can also click on the icon below to go to the Suggestion Box.
We Need Volunteers!The lifeblood of VFW Post 4031 are its volunteers. Without our volunteers we cannot accomplish our mission to support veterans. The following is a list of things for which we need volunteers to help us.
- The Post needs someone to help with the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Programs.
- Color Guard/Honor Guard Members
- Members of the Public Relations Committee
- On Line Store Support staffIf you are interested in volunteering for one of these jobs please E-Mail Jeff Punches by clicking on the icon below.
Thank You Sponsors!!In June 2022 the Post ran an Advertising and Sponsorship Drive. As a result of the Drive the following sponsors are helping VFW Post 4031 achieve its goal.
Sponsors who have sponsored us three yearsDalton Ranch Golf ClubStar LiquorsDurango Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadSponsors who have sponsored us two years.Wells GroupSerious Texas BBQA & L CoorsLa Plata County RepublicansNew SponsorsKroegers
Veterans Benefit BreakfastThe Veterans Benefit Breakfast is one of the most important events that VFW Post 4031 undertakes. The proceeds from these breakfasts directly support veterans in need. The next Veterans Benefit Breakfast will be held on Sunday September 17th between 9:00 AM and 11:00AM. Great food and the public is welcome. For more information about our Veterans Relief Program and to see a flyer for how to sponsor a breakfast click the link here. Here is a link to our Veterans Benefit Breakfast Page. Click on the thumbnail below to see a large version of the Veterans Benefit Breakfast Flyer.
The next Veterans Relief Committee Monthly Meeting will be held on Monday August 21st at 5:30 PM.
Veterans Relief Committee NewsThe Veterans Relief Committee has disbursed more than $20,000.00 in 2022 and more than $2,500.00 in 2023 to help needy La Plata County veterans. For more information about Veterans Relief click here.
Future Planned EventsVeterans Relief Committee events in the upcoming months include the following. The Veterans Relief Committee along with the Elks Lodge 507 and American Legion Post 28 are hosting several events in the coming months including a Veterans Benefit Breakfast on the first and third Sundays of each month, a Car Giveaway on October 1st and a Fish Fry on October 21st. Click on the thumbnails below to see the flyers for the events and the entry form for the car giveaway.
The next Public Relations Committee Monthly Meeting will be held September 26th at 1:00PM. This is not the normal date because of travel conflicts. The PRC meeting will normally be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Public Relations Committee NewsThe PRC is planning a number of events in the coming months including a continuous Red Shirt Friday Shirt On-Line Store sale, and publishing a Joint Post and Auxiliary Newsletter approximately October 1st. As always the PRC welcomes all members to seek new members for the Post and the Auxiliary. Ask Jeff Punches how you can help. Contact Jeff at (503) 961-3201.
The Post 4031 final August 2023 Post Meeting Minutes and previous months minutes as well as the September 2023 Post Draft Minutes are available for reading on the Members Only page. Additionally all the Public Relations Committee minutes are always available for reading. Go to the Log In button at the right of the menu above, click on Members Only and then log in.
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