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 - Wells Group

 

About The Wells Group of Durango, Colorado:

35 years ago two college friends, John Wells and Jim Wotkyns, founded The Wells Group in Downtown Durango at the corner of 9th and Main. From the very beginning, the focus and foundation of The Wells Group has been to support our Brokers and to provide the best services to our customers.

The Wells Group is proud to have its roots firmly grounded here in Southwest Colorado. For more than 3 decades we have built a legacy of family and community. As a team, we are dedicated to one another and to supporting our brokers’ families as our own. As a part of this community, we are dedicated to Durango and Southwest Colorado, and we believe that the most important thing we can do as local real estate brokers is to give back to our community. We are committed to being knowledgeable stewards and to providing the best possible service to our customer.



Announcements

 Updated February 3rd, 2023
 
These Are The Latest Things Happening Around the Post 

 VFW Post 4031's On Line Store is open for business.
 
The store has a variety of VFW Branded Hats as depicted below. Click on the picture of the hat that you want to buy to see more information. 

 
Brown Canvas VFW Logo Hat. $25.00. 
 
Black VFW Logo Hat, $25.00
 
Green VFW Logo Hat, $25.00
 
Red VFW Logo Hat, $25.00
 
Black New VFW Logo Hat, $25.00
 
NEW! The store has Men's and Lady's Polos, Long Sleeve VFW Branded Red Shirts, and VFW Branded Navy Blue Hoodies as depicted below.
Click on the picture of the Polo or Hoodie that you want to buy to see more information. 
 

 
Blue Men's or Ladies' Polo with
VFW Logo and Post Information.
$31.00 to $34.00
 
Red Men's or Ladies' Polo with
VFW Logo and Post Information.
$31.00 to $34.00
 
Long Sleeve VFW Branded Red Shirt.
$35.00 to $45.00.
Navy Blue VFW
Branded Hoodie.
$35.00 to $45.00.
 



 Veterans Relief Committee Store Items. 
Click on the picture of the item that you want to buy to see more information.  

 
Nice First Responders Hat.
$14.00
 
2022 Veterans Float T-shirt. 
$15.00 - $20.00
 
2022 Veterans Run Black Bandana
$10.00

  
 
 
You can now make a donation to VFW Post 4031 to sponsor one of our key events. Your generous donation will make one or more of our events more special and meaningful to our La Plata County veterans and the community at large. The next VFW Post 4031 event is our Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Dinner Event. Click on the thumbnail below to see a larger image of the VFW Post 4031 Vietnam Veteran Commemoration Flyer.
 

Sponsor an event now by clicking on the Sponsorship button below.


The Colorado Veterans Service Office is holding two Veterans Outreach programs. The first will be held February 15th between 10AM and 3 PM at VFW Post 4031. Click on the left thumbnail to see a larger image of the flyer for the event. The second Veterans Outreach event will be held February 16th between 10 AM and 3 PM at the Ute Mountain Community Center. Click on the right thumbnail to see  a larger image of the flyer for the event.

                         
 

 
 Join the Adaptive Sports Association for Veterans Outdoors Ski and Ride Days. This event is free of charge for military veterans with a disability rating. The Veterans Outdoor Days are February 18th, March 7th and 24th. Reservations are required. Call the mountain office at (970) 385-2163 on email program@asadurango.com. Click on the thumbnail below to see a larger version of their flyer.
 
 
 
 
 
VFW Post 4031 is holding an Initiation Ceremony and Mixer for VFW 4031 Post and Auxiliary new members who have not been through such an event. The ceremony will be held February 20th between 2:00PM and 5:00PM. This promises to be a special event and an opportunity to get to know our new members. Click on the thumbnail below to see a larger image of the flyer for the event.


 
 
 
VFW Post 4031 will hold its annual Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Dinner on March 29th between 5:00PM and 9:00PM. This dinner is held in conjunction with the National Vietnam Veterans Commemoration 50th anniversary celebration. In particular this year's event commemorates 50 years since 1973. The dinner will be catered by Serious Texas BBQ and will feature some "Serious eats”. Please consider donating to support this event. See the event donation item above. Click on the thumbnail below to see a larger version of the potential Flyer for the event. 
 

 
VFW Post 4031 is sponsoring a Mind, Body, Spirit Fair on Saturday April 22nd between 9AM and 3PM. For more information contact CJ Marten at weipcj@gmail.com. Click on the thumbnail below to see a larger version of the flyer for this event.


 
 
Jill Bauer, member of our Auxiliary and the owner of Uptown Hair Salon located at 2929 Main Avenue is offering free haircuts to veterans the first Monday of every month starting February 6th. Appointments are necessary. Veterans should call Uptown Hair Salon at (970) 759-8379 to book your free haircut. Click on the thumbnail below to see a large version of the Free Haircuts Flyer.
 
 
 

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.
  1. Color Guard/Honor Guard Members
  2. Help with the Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Dinner Event
  3. Members of the Public Relations Committee
  4. On Line Store Support staff
If 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 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
La Plata County Republicans
Serious Texas BBQ
Southwest Colorado Community Foundation
 

     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 February 5th between 9:00 AM and 11:00AM.  Great food and the public is welcome. 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 February 20th at 5:30 PM.
 

 Veterans Relief Committee News
The Veterans Relief Committee has disbursed more than $20,000.00 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 . For more information about Veterans Relief click here.

Future Planned Events
Veterans Relief Committee events in the upcoming months include some in the planning stage. Stay tuned here.


 
 
The next Public Relations Committee Monthly Meeting will be held February 21st at 1:00PM. The PRC meeting will normally be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

 
Public Relations Committee News
 
The PRC is planning a number of events in the coming months including a Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Day Dinner on March 29th, 2023. See the entry above for how you can donate to this event. 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 December Post Meeting Minutes and previous months as well as the January 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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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.

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 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

Veterans to Get Free Emergency Care During Suicidal Mental Health Crises

Starting Tuesday, January 17th, veterans experiencing an emergency suicidal crisis will be eligible for no-cost care, including inpatient treatment, at any Department of Veterans Affairs facility or non-VA hospital, regardless of whether they are enrolled with the VA.

VFW Post 4031 Announces Winners for the 2022 Scholarship Programs

Each year the VFW sponsors scholarship programs for youth students,. These programs are called Patriot's Pen (grades 6-8) and The Voice of Democracy (grades 9-12). VFW Post 4031 announced its winners at the Veteran's Benefit Breakfast on December 4th,

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW National Commander Visits Troops in Poland

WASHINGTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Commander Tim Borland traveled to Camp Kosciuszko, Poznan, Poland, to visit w...

VFW Commemorates National Black History Month

WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to celebrate our nation's African American service members, veterans and ...

OUR MISSION

 Updated December 31st, 2022
 
National VFW Mission Statement
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.
 
VFW Post 4031 Mission Statement
 
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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