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 Holiday Dinner Events.
The VFW Post 4031 On-Store is offering both short sleeve and long sleeve RED Shirts. Celebrate RED Shirt Fridays with these very nice shirts. Buy one today. Surprise your favorite Veteran.
VFW Post 4031 is a Veteran Non-Profit organization. Your donations to our Post will directly support our various Veteran's Programs. Your Christmas donation will help us complete our mission to help veterans.
VFW Post 4031 maintains a set of 56 US Flags for display downtown Durango on Patriotic Holidays. These flags are in need of replacement. Your sponsorship of a US Flag will help us reach our goal of replacing these flags.
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.
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.
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.
The VFW Auxiliary provides unwavering support to our veterans, our veteran's families, and Post 4031. Is a relative a member of the VFW? Then you can join the VFW Post 4031 Auxiliary and help our veterans.
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.
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.
Happy Thanksgiving to all veterans, their families and friends. We are thankful for your participation in VFW Post 4031. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with family and friends.
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.
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.
A satirical reflection by Author/Artist Phil Fehrenbacher
Phil enlisted in the Army in 1965 where you served for years in Vietnam. He became a graphic designer and has worked for the state of Oregon for 26 years. He retired in 2003 and started the Cartoon "In-Country". The cartoons reflect his experiences during his tour of duty in South Vietnam.
There is a new cartoon everyday.
VFW Post 4031 maintains a set of 56 US Flags which are designed to be displayed along Historic Main Avenue on Patriotic Holidays including Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Veterans Day. Our Flags are 40m years old and ready to be retired. Help us by Sponsoring a replacement US Flag(s).
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 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.
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!
Updated December 4th, 2023These Are The Latest Things Happening at the Post
The December Calendar is up to date. Click here to go to the Calendar.Here is VFW Post 4031's Gifting Christmas TreeThe VFW Post 4031 Gifting Christmas Tree offers everyone the opportunity to give to VFW Post 4031, sponsor a US Flag, or buy VFW Post 4031 RED Shirts. Click the thumbnail below to see a larger version of the Christmas Tree.
I Want to Sponsor a US Flag for Downtown DurangoVFW Post 4031 maintains 56 US Flags which are designed to be displayed along Historic Main Avenue on Patriotic Holidays including Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Veterans Day. Our Flags are 40 years old and ready to be retired. Help us replace them by Sponsoring a US Flag. Click here to go to our Sponsorship Page and pay by credit card. You can also scan the QR code below to pay by credit card. Here are the Flyer, the Flag Sponsorship Order Form and the QR. Click on the thumbnails to see documents and be able to print from them. A list of our US Flag Sponsors is contained on the Flag Sponsorship Page.
Flag Sponsorship Flyer Flag Sponsorship Order From
Pay by Credit Card for a Flag Sponsorship
The VFW National and VFW Post 4031 Bylaws are posted in the Members Only area of the website. To see the bylaws navigate to the Log In heading of the website. Click on Members Only. Your user name is your VFW membership number and your password is your last name, first letter capitalized only, with no hyphens or spaces. If you have trouble logging in, contact the webmaster. Webmaster E-Mail.
On Line Store News: The VFW Post 4031 On-Line Store is now offering both short sleeve and long sleeve 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. Join all those who have purchased their RED Shirts and Support Our Troops. Wear your RED Shirt proudly. 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 one of the VFW Post 4031 Red Shirt Order Forms.
Attention Vietnam Veterans, Families and FriendsThe Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) has a website (VVMF.org) that offers several educational opportunities for Vietnam Veterans, their families, friends, or anyone interested in learning more at the Vietnam War and the sacrifices our servicemen gave during that conflict. The VVMF website has three items that might of of interest to our Vietnam Vets. The first is called the Wall of Faces. The Wall of Faces provides a picture of everyone on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, aka the Vietnam Wall. Clicking of the picture brings up a biography, posts from people, and allows you to add comments and stories. The second is call the In Memory Program. The In Memory Program recognizes those Vietnam Vets who have died since the war ended, and as a result of their service. Families can submit names of their loved ones for the In Memory Program. The third is called the Wall That Heals. The Wall That Heals is a traveling version the Vietnam Veterans Memorial which visits various cities throughout the US. The VVMF website provides a schedule of when and where the Wall That Heal will visit. For more information please go to the VFW Post 4031 VVMF website page.
The VFW Colorado Departmental quarterly newsletters are available under our News Heading. you can see the latest Departmental Newsletter by clicking the following link. November 2023 Departmental Newsletter.
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.
- 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 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 LiquorsDurango Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadSponsors who have sponsored us two years.Wells GroupSerious Texas BBQA & L CoorsLa Plata County RepublicansNew SponsorsKroegersSite Development SolutionsVeterans 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 December 17th between 9:00 AM and 11:00AM. Great food and the public is welcome. For more information about our Veterans Relief Program and to see a flyer for how to sponsor a breakfast click the link here. 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 December 11th at 5:30 PM.
Veterans Relief Committee NewsThe Veterans Relief Committee has disbursed more than $20,000.00 in 2022 and more than $2,500.00 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 a Veteran Benefit Holiday Dinner on December 9th, A Pasta Night on December 16th, and a Breakfast With Santa. Remember the VRC always holds a Veterans Benefit Breakfast on the first and third Sundays of each month. Click on the thumbnails below to see a full size flyer.
The next Public Relations Committee Monthly Meeting will be held December 19th 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 continuous Red Shirt Friday Shirt On-Line Store sale, and publishing a Joint Post and Auxiliary Newsletter approximately January 1st, 2024 (time flies!). The deadline for submissions to the Newsletter are due December 22nd. 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 October 2023 Post Meeting Minutes and previous months minutes as well as the draft November 2023 Post 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.