VFW Post 4031 would like you to join us by becoming a member, remaining a member, 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!!!
Annually the VFW conducts a Youth Scholarship Program. 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, 2022. This a wonderful opportunity to win a scholarship.
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.
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 hall. Call us for more information.
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.
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.
These Are The Latest Things Happening Around the PostDonate to the Fix Our Sign FundThe sign in front of the VFW has taken a beating and has lost many letters because of all the high winds Durango has been experiencing during the past few months. The Post has decided to repair the sign and upgrade its lettering system. This will incur some cost. If you would like to donate to support the repair of the sign please click the "Fix It" button below. Any donation will be appreciated. The sign is can important way of communicating with the Durango Community.
VFW Post 4031 Memorial Day EventsMemorial Day is May 30th. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. It is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970. VFW Post 4031 is honored to host and sponsor several events around Memorial Day. May 27th and Saturday May 28th Buddy Poppy distribution at various locations in Durango. Saturday May 28th. This event is in preparation for Memorial Day. The VFW Post and other volunteers will meet at 9:00AM at Greenmount Cemetery during which flags will be placed on the graves of veterans. Meet at the American Legion Monument. Monday May 30th. The first Memorial Day event is a Vietnam Veteran Remembrance held at the Vietnam Memorial in Iris Park at 10:00 AM. The second Memorial Day event is a remembrance ceremony for all veterans held at the Veterans Memorial at Greenmount Cemetery ay 11:00 AM. The third Memorial Day event is a Remembrance Ceremony for those lost at sea, held at the Animas River Bridge behind Rotary Park at 12:00 AM. The final Memorial Day event is an Open House at the Post. The Public is Welcome to attend all Memorial Events.
We are sorry to inform you that we have recently lost two Post members. Comrade Tony Schrier lost his battle with leukemia on April 21st at his home in Forest Lakes. A tribute for him will be held at 10 am on Saturday May 7th at the Bayfield Cemetery's Veterans Memorial. In lieu of flowers, his wife Anne is requesting donations to the Pine River Valley Heritage Society or the American Legion Post 143. Details can be found in Tony's obituary in the Durango Herald. Comrade Randy Nickels passed away on April 19th. His memorial will be held at the Post on May 21st. Randy's photo and Obituary can be found on our TAPS page. VFW Post 4031 TAPS Page. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Randy’s honor to Wounded Warrior Project atYouth Scholarship ProgramsNational VFW has announced this year's Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen subjects for this year. The Voice of Democracy Contest is for High School Students. The subject of the audio-essay is "Why is the Veteran Important". Here is a link to our Voice of Democracy Page. The Patriot's Pen Contest is open to Middle School Students. The Subject for this year's contest is "My Pledge to Our Veterans." Here is a link to our Patriot's Pen Page. The deadline for both contests in October 31st, 2022. Here is a link to National VFW's news page regarding these contests. You can also donate to VFW Post 4031's Scholarship Fund by sending a check to Quartermaster, VFW Post 4031, 1550 Main Avenue, Durango, CO. 81301 or by going to either the Voice of Democracy or Patriot's Pen page and clicking on the donate button.
Our Website Added a New PageThe new page is called Event News and is found under the heading News. This page will contain descriptions of VFW Post 4031 Events and will feature photos taken at the events. The current event covered by the Events Page is the First Responders Appreciation Veterans Benefit Breakfast held May 15th 2022.
Veterans Benefit BreakfastThe next Veterans Benefit Breakfast will be held on June 5th between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Non-Veterans $8.00, Veterans $7.00, and Kids under 12 $5.00. Great food and the public is welcome. Here is a link to our Veterans Benefit Breakfast Page. The next breakfast will be a Father's Day Brunch. This will be special meal. Here is the flyer for the Father's Day Brunch.The next Veterans Relief Committee Monthly Meeting will be held on Monday June 20th at 5:30 PM.
Veterans Relief Committee NewsThe Veterans Relief Committee has disbursed more than $6,000.00 to help needy veterans. The Veterans Relief Committee along with the Elks Lodge 507 and American Legion Post 28 are hosting several events in the coming months .
Future Planned EventsVeterans Relief Committee events in the upcoming months, include:June 25th, Naughty School Girl Poker Run. Naughty School Girls Run Flyer.June 26th, Veterans River Float. River Float Flyer.and a future event on September 2nd, Veterans Labor Day Weekend Poker Run, no flyer available as yet.
The Public Relations Committee Monthly Meeting will be held on Tuesday June 14th at 1:00 PM.
Public Relations Committee NewsThe Public Relations Committee (PRC) is running a Membership Drive during the month of May. The goal is to recruit 5 new members. Contact Jeff Punches or Meg Vanasse for materials to recruit potential members. Membership kits are available for events in the Post Office. In addition the PRC planning a number of events in the coming months including another Membership Drive in November, and an Advertising/Sponsorship Drive in June.
The Post 4031 final April Post Meeting Minutes and previous months as well as the May 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.
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.