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.
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 Memorial Day Ceremonies and Open House.
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.
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.
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.
VFW Post 4031 is a Veteran Non-Profit organization. Your donations to our Post will directly support our various Veteran's Programs.
The VFW Auxiliary provides unwavering support to our veterans, our veteran's families, and Post 4031.
Become a sponsor of VFW Post 4031's 50th Year Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Dinner. By sponsoring our Commemoration, you will be honoring Vietnam Veterans by helping host a Dinner Celebration. Your donation helps us make this event even more special. HELP WELCOME HOME OUR LOCAL VIETNAM VETS.
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.
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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.
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!
VFW Post 4031 has procured Red Shirts to help celebrate Red Shirt Fridays. RED stands for Remember Everyone Deployed and is a way to Support Our Troops. You can buy by using our On-Line Store at VFW4031.org, or by contacting us at VFW Post 4031, 1550 Main Avenue, Durango, CO. 81301. Phone (970) 247-0384, email at email@example.com or at VFW4031@bresnan.org.
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.
By becoming a sponsor of VFW Post 4031, you become one of the supporters of our La Plata County supporters of veterans. In return for your sponsorship we will advertise your company on our website, on our outdoor sign, and in other ways. By sponsoring one of our events you will help us make each event special and more meaningful to our veterans. In return for sponsoring one of our events we will make it known that you support our La Plata County veterans.
Updated May 29th, 2023
These Are The Latest Things Happening Around the PostOn Line Store News: The VFW Post 4031 On-Line Store is now offering 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. Be one of the first to purchase one of these shirts. 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 the VFW Post 4031 Red Shirt Order Form.
One of our favorite three year sponsors, Star Liquors, shows off their Red Shirts while demonstrating their continuing support for our troops deployed worldwide, as well as, La Plata County veterans during Memorial Day. You can get your Red Shirts to join them in celebrating Red Shirt Fridays at our On-Line Store. Thank you Star...you all are our stars!
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.May is Membership MonthJOINWe welcome any of our military brothers and sisters to join us in our continuing quest to help our fellow veterans. Join VFW Post 4031 and earn all the benefits of being a member of the VFW and our Post. Joining VFW Post 4031 keeps us growing and healthy. For more information click on the Join Icon Below.To download the VFW Post 4031 Membership application click on this link. VFW Post 4031 Membership Application.
Please Remember to Renew Your MembershipWe miss our expired members!! If your membership has expired or is about to expire please renew your membership at VFW Post 4031. You can renew your membership by going to our Membership Page by clicking on the Renew Membership button below.and then follow the instructions contained there. Then send a check for $45.00 to Quartermaster VFW Post 4031, 1550 Main Avenue, Durango, CO., come into the Post and paying in person, or pay by credit card by clicking the icon below. You can pay using a credit card by clicking on the button below.
TransferIf you are a member of the VFW at-large or another Post and you would like to transfer to our Post we will welcome you with open arms. For more information click on the icon below.To download the VFW Post 4031 Transfer Form click on the following link. VFW Post 4031 Transfer Form.Become a Legacy Life Member.If you are already a Life Member, we encourage to upgrade your Membership to Legacy Life Status. Legacy Life is a way you can leave a Legacy to the VFW and to our Post. Yes, it costs a little bit more money but when you do, a Payment in your behalf is made to National, Department, and Post 4031 annually. There are three levels of Legacy Life Membership. For more information click on the icon below.To download the Legacy Life Membership Brochure click on the following link. Download the Legacy Life Brochure.
Former La Plata County Veteran Service Officer Richard Schleeter recently passed away after a lengthy illness. We don't have any details yet about services, but will let you know when we hear. He was active in the VFW, the American Legion and the DAV and helped many of our local veterans and families. He will be sorely missed. He will be honored at the Post and on the TAPS page of this website.
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 Fourth of July Celebration.
Sponsor an event now by clicking on the Sponsorship button below.
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 manage the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Programs.
- Color Guard/Honor Guard Members
- Members of the Public Relations Committee
- Help with our Annual Memorial Day Events
- 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 LiquorsSponsors who have sponsored us two years.Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadWells GroupSerious Texas BBQA & L CoorsNew SponsorsDK Mortgage Norm Phillips TeamDurango Harley DavidsonLa Plata County RepublicansSouthwest Colorado Community FoundationMr. Craig Fairchild
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 June 4th 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 June 19th at 5:30 PM.
Veterans Relief Committee NewsThe Veterans Relief Committee has disbursed more than $20,000.00 in 2022 and more than $1,000.00 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 the Annual Veterans River Float on June 25th. To go to the Veterans Relief Page click this link.
The next Public Relations Committee Monthly Meeting will be held June 20th at 1:00PM. 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 Red Shirt Friday Shirt On-Line Store sale, Membership Drive in May, a Legacy Life Membership Drive in May, and a Sponsorship Drive in June. 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 April 2023 Post Meeting Minutes and previous months minutes. The May 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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