WELCOME TO VFW POST 4031

Teamwork ~ Leadership ~ Commitment. Veterans Helping Veterans.
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we, at VFW Post 4031, want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks and become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Vietnam, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace. We are dedicated to support of our most important National Asset.... our veterans. Please join us and contribute to our efforts to support our local veterans and their families. We are Veterans helping Veterans.

Sponsor - Dalton Ranch Golf Club

 
 
 
 
Dalton Ranch is a two year sponsor of VFW Post 4031. We thank them for the continuing support of our local veterans and their families.
 
Dalton Ranch Golf Club is the premier Golf Course in La Plata County. The Club offers 18 holes in the beautiful Animas Valley.
 
 
 

 
The Dalton Ranch Golf Club also has the Alce Restaurant which offers an excellent dining experience and the finest restaurant view in the County.
 
 
 
 



Announcements

These Are The Latest Things Happening Around the Post 
 

 VFW Post 4031 announces that we now have an on line ticket capability. Whenever the Post hosts an event that requires tickets, you will be able to purchase those tickets on line using a credit card. The VFW Post 4031 Ticket Booth is now closed as there are no events at present.

 


 VFW Post 4031's On Line Store is open for business.
Our first offerings are a high quality First Responders Hat. The proceeds from the sale of this hat are donated to the La Plata County First Responders Support Fund. The second item is a  2021 Veterans Memorial Run Bandana. Check the Store often as our offerings will be updated often.

 
 
Thank You Sponsors!!
In June 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 two years.
Dalton Ranch Golf Club
Star Liquors
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Wells Group
New Sponsors
DK Mortgage Norm Phillips Team
Durango Harley Davidson
 
 
 
VFW Post 4031 has joined the Durango Chamber of Commerce. This will allow us to reach out more to the business community of Durango and grow our advertising sales and membership. Any member who has ideas on how we can utilize the Chamber of Commerce to our advantage please email webmaster@vfw4031.org. 
 

 
Veterans Stand Down and Resource Fair September 2022
There will be a Veterans Stand Down and Resource Fair on September 29th at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Call Greg Dotson at (970) 759-0117 for more information. Click here to get more information.

 
 
Margaret Copeland will be hosting a Veterans Thursday Afternoon Social Club (VTASC) on Thursdays, 4 to 6 PM. This meeting is open to any veteran desiring to join the group which meets in a relaxed social situation. Click here to see the Flyer for this event.

 
 
Durango's Adaptive Sports Association offers several events this summer which are free to Veterans with a disability rating. These events include the following: August 19th - Local Fishing, September 1 - Local Canoeing, September 9th - 11th - Moab Rafting and Camping. Here is a link to the activity Flyer. 

 
 
This year's Veterans Car Giveaway will be held at the Veterans Benefit Breakfast on Sunday, October 2nd. Applications can be picked up at the following locations: (1) VFW Post 4031, (2) Elks Lodge 507, or (3) American Legion Post 28. Click here for a copy of an application. Deadline is September 16th at VFW Post 4031. Click here to see the flyer for the event.
 
 
 
The Durango Colorado Veterans Poker Run will be held on September 2. This is the 10th Anniversary Run. The run starts at La Plata Electric. Registration is 8:30 to 9:30 AM. Kickstands up at 10AM. Click here to see the flyer for the event.

 

Yoga Classes available both on video and in person
Matthew Sommerville is making a series of video yoga classes entitled "Veterans Strength, Ease and Breath Exercise Class". The lessons are available under the Resources section of this website. Here is a link to the Veterans Yoga Page. In addition Matthew is offering Yoga classes at the VFW Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:30. Here is a link to the In Person Yoga Class Flyer.

 
 
    Youth Scholarship Programs
National 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. Please contact Jeff Punches at webmaster@vfw4031.org for more information . 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  New Pages
One 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 events covered by the Events Page are the Fourth of July Parade, and the Veterans River Float. Another new page is a page called Awards, under News, which shows recent awards that the Post has received. The third new page is Departmental News, under News, which shows the VFW Colorado Newsletters.


     Veterans Benefit Breakfast
The 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 August 21st between 9:00 AM and 11:00 PM.  Breakfast is $8.00. Veterans $7.00. Great food and the public is welcome. Here is a link to our Veterans Benefit Breakfast Page. 
 
 
 The next Veterans Relief Committee Monthly Meeting will be held on Monday August 15th at 5:30 PM.
 

 Veterans Relief Committee News
The Veterans Relief Committee has disbursed more than $15,000.00 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 Events
Veterans Relief Committee events in the upcoming months, include:
(1) a future event on September 2nd, Veterans Labor Day Weekend Poker Run. Click here to see a copy of the flyer. (2) September 2nd, Veterans Car Giveaway. Click here to see the copy of the flyer for the event.  (3) October 7th, A Steak and Salmon Dinner, No Flyer available as yet.


 
 
The next Public Relations Committee Monthly Meeting will be held September 13th at 1:00PM. 

 
Public Relations Committee News
 
The PRC is planning a number of events in the coming months including a Membership Drive in November. As always the PRC welcomes all members to seek new members for the Post and the Auxiliary. Ask Jeff Punches how you can help.


The Post 4031 final July Post Meeting Minutes and previous months as well as the August 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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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...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.

Assistance & Benefits

Assistance & Benefits

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

Post News

Important Info for Post4031 Members

No More Delays, Pass the PACT Act Now

The PACT Act is a comprehensive bill to address the health impacts of those who served overseas and were exposed to toxic hazards, such as burn pits, radiation, and Agent Orange. It offers expanded VA health care eligibility for many veterans who were not previously covered by VA care.

The Vietnam War Commemoration Provides Sitrep 8 About the Fourth of July

~ Our Flag Does Not Fly Because The Wind Moves It... It Flies With The Last Breath Of Each Soldier Who Died Protecting It ~

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW Announces Service Officer Accreditation Training Scholarship

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More Than 170 Veterans Receive VFW, Sport Clips Scholarships

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to announce that 172 service members and veterans were selected to ...

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That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational; to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.
 
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The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veteran service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard, and reserve forces. The mission of the VFW is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts; to serve our veterans, the military and our community: and to advocate on behalf of all veterans.

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