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.
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.
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.
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.
The VFW Post 4031 Auxiliary Meeting will be held on Thursday August 11th at 5:30PM at the Post.
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 Post
VFW Post 4031's On Line Store is open for business.
The following are the current items for sale in our online store.VFW Hats Are Now Available!These hats are a VFW branded canvas style hat. The hats are a rugged canvas style having a VFW logo . The hats have a two toned embroided VFW logo. The fit is adjustable using a Velcro back band. A 100% cotton six panel medium structured hat. Hurry up and buy only 12 left!!
Price Reduced. Our first offering is a high quality First Responders Hat. The proceeds from the sale of this hat will be donated to the La Plata County First Responders Support Fund.
SALE The second item is a 2021 Veterans Memorial Run Bandana, $3.00 each.. Get them while they last.The third item is the Official T-Shirt of this year's Veterans Float down the Animas River. Pardon the wrinkles in the picture!The fourth item is the 10th Annual Durango Colorado Veterans Poker Run Bandana. A beautiful remembrance of this event.VFW 4031 Ball Caps Coming Soon.
Check the Store often as our offerings will be updated often.The Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Concert Program will hold some of its events at the VFW Post 4031 Main Hall. The Concerts will be held from 6PM to 10PM from September 29th to October 1. Doors open at 5PM. There will be a children's concert on Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.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.
- We need a new Veterans Service Officer.
- Color Guard/Honor Guard Members
- Members of the Public Relations Committee
- 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 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 ClubStar LiquorsDurango Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadWells GroupNew SponsorsDK Mortgage Norm Phillips TeamDurango Harley DavidsonLa Plata County Republicans
Veterans Stand Down and Resource Fair September 2022There will be a Veterans Stand Down and Resource Fair on September 29th at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Services include VA Benefits, VA Enrollment, Medicade, Health, Hygiene, Supplies. Housing Assistance, Haircuts, Clothing, Employment, Optometrist, and others. Call Greg Dotson at (970) 759-0117 for more information. Click here to get more information.
VFW Post 4031 has been the prime force behind the Veterans Day Parade for 20 some years. We would like to see this year's parade be something special. If you are an organization that would like to enter this year's parade let us know. Click here to see this year's parade application.
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.
This year's Veterans Car Giveaway will be held soon.It was originally planned for the Veterans Benefits Breakfast on October 2nd. However this has been postponed. Stay tuned for updates on this website. 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.
Are you ready for some football? Football is coming back to the VFW Post 4031 Lower Hall. There are 6 TVs available for the Sunday ticket. Please come down and enjoy the games every Sunday at 11AM and Monday Night Football at 6PM. Beverages and food are available for a small donation. Open to the public. See you there. Click here to see the flyer for the Football.
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 events covered by the Events Page are the Fourth of July Parade, the Veterans River Float, and the Members Appreciation Dinner. 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 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 October 2nd between 9:00 AM and 11:00 PM. Breakfast is $8.00. Veterans $7.00. Children $5.00. 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 September 19th at 5:30 PM.
Veterans Relief Committee NewsThe 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 EventsVeterans Relief Committee events in the upcoming months, include:(1) October 2nd, Veterans Car Giveaway. Click here to see the copy of the flyer for the event. (2) October 14th, A Surf and Turf Dinner, (Steak and Shrimp). Click Here to see the Flyer for the Surf and Turf Dinner.
The next Public Relations Committee Monthly Meeting will be held October 11th at 1:00PM.
Public Relations Committee NewsThe 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 August Post Meeting Minutes and previous months as well as the September 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.