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.
Become a sponsor of VFW Post 4031's Vietnam Veterans 50th 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 and meaningful. HELP WELCOME HOME OUR LOCAL VIETNAM 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 Halls. Call us for more information or to have us mail you a brochure.
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.
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.
Updated February 3rd, 2023These 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, $25.00NEW! 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 withVFW Logo and Post Information.$31.00 to $34.00 Red Men's or Ladies' Polo withVFW Logo and Post Information.$31.00 to $34.00 Long Sleeve VFW Branded Red Shirt.$35.00 to $45.00. Navy Blue VFWBranded 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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.
- Color Guard/Honor Guard Members
- Help with the Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Dinner Event
- 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 RepublicansSerious Texas BBQSouthwest Colorado Community Foundation
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 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 NewsThe 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 EventsVeterans 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 NewsThe 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.
...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.