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!!! Vets helping Vets.
June is Sponsorship Month. 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.
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.
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 PostFind the Firecracker Website Contest.The VFW Post 4031 website is holding a contest to find a clip art image of a Firecracker hidden somewhere in the website. The firecracker looks like the image above. If you find the firecracker you will be directed to send an email to the Post webmaster who will then put you on the Hall of Fame. Good luck in your search!!The Find the Firecracker Hall of FameFirst - Kim DickinsonDurango's Adaptive Sports Association offers several events this summer which are free to Veterans with a disability rating. These events include the following: July 15th - Animas Rafting, August 19th - Local Fishing, September 1 - Local Canoeing, September 9th - 11th - Moab Rafting and Camping. Here is a link to the activity Flyer.
40 Minute Yoga Classes availableMatthew 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.
Youth 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. Please contact Jeff Punches at firstname.lastname@example.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 PagesOne 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 many Memorial Day Events. 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 BreakfastThe next Veterans Benefit Breakfast will be held on Sunday July 3rd between 9:00 AM and 11:00 PM. Breakfast is $8.00. Veterans eat free courtesy of Star Liquors. 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 July 18th 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:(1) 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 July 12th at 1:00 PM.
Public Relations Committee NewsThe PRC is running an Advertising/Sponsorship Drive in June. The goal is to sign up 10 companies to advertise on our website. We need the help of any member who owns or works for or with a company in La Plata County. Here is a link to our Sponsorship Page which has the flyer for the drive. Flyers are also available at the Post see Meg. In addition the PRC planning a number of events in the coming months including a Membership Drive in November.
The Post 4031 final May Post Meeting Minutes and previous months as well as the June 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.