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.


VFW Life Membership Discount
State VFW and Post 759 are each offering $50 off for a total discount of $100 total on new and conversion to Life Membership for any eligible member, and while the allocated funds last.  Use the Contact Us link to request more information.
VFW 759
2215 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:

Repeating events
VFW Meeting - Monthly, 2nd Tuesday at 7 PM
VFW Auxiliary Meeting - Monthly, 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 PM.
VFW Hosts Bingo at CNVH - Monthly, 2nd Thursday - Volunteers welcome
12 - Post Meeting 
14 - VFW Bingo @ CNVH
17 - Pancake Feed 8am-1pm
19 - Auxiliary Meeting 
21 - Other VSO Bingo @ CNVH
30 - Auxiliary hosts Battle Grind 

7 - State Cooties Meeting 
9 - Post Meeting 
11 - VFW Bingo @ CNVH
15 - District 13 Meeting @ Red Cloud 
16 - Auxiliary Meeting 
18 - Other VSO Bingo @ CNVH
20-21 - VFW Outreach at Kearney Gin Show
9 - VFW Bingo @ CNVH
14 - Post Meeting 
16 - Other VSO Bingo @ CNVH
18 - Poppy Day
21 - Auxiliary Meeting 
24 - Memorial Program @ CNVH
27 - Memorial Day

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

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