The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them,and they were left to care for themselves. 
In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000. 

Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.

Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. 

From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.


The Post earned All-State and All-American awards.  See the News section for more details.  See Jim if you want to purchase an All-American cap. 
VFW 759
2225 1st Ave
Kearney, NE 68847

Open 4 to Close Tuesday thru Sunday
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Email VFW759@gmail.com to become a sponsor.
Please see the Calendar in News & Events for meeting schedule and event details.  Also see us at facebook.com/kearney.vfw

Upcoming schedule:
VFW Meeting - Second Tuesday at 7 PM
VFW Auxiliary Meeting - 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 PM

  • August 10 - Post Meeting - 7PM
  • August 12 - Bingo at the Veterans Home - 6:15PM Show Time - Must bring proof of Covid shot.
  • August 14 - Battle Grind Coffee  10:30AM
  • August 15 - State Commander's Tour - at VFW 759 - 10AM
  • August 17 - Auxiliary Meeting - 6:30PM
  • September 6 - State Fair Parade in Grand Island
  • September 14 - Post meeting 7PM
  • September 21 - Auxiliary Meeting 6:30PM
  • September TBD - District Meeting.  Either 9/25 or 9/26
  • October 8 & 9 - Homecoming and Fall Council at Columbus NE - Ramada Inn
  • October 12 - Post Meeting - 7PM
  • October 15 - 17 - Big 10 Conference at Rapid City
  • October 19 - Auxiliary Meeting - 6:30PM

Tuesday - Dart League
Wednesday - 9-ball league and 10 point pitch
Thursday - Let's get something started
Friday and Saturday fun nights
Sunday - 8-ball league

If you have questions about membership or opportunities to participate with the VFW, feel free to reach out to Jim (308)293-3636, or email VFW759@gmail.com
Here is a link to VFW YouTube channel.