Veterans who have served in the military share a unique bond. Although the war they fought in may have taken place in a different part of the world, the hardworking men and woman get involved to fight for the same reason- our country and freedom.
was founded on Jan. 8, 1925. Today, Commander Manny Grilo says the group aims to help veterans and their families in the community when they return back home.
Whether it is working with government officials, organizations or schools to ensure the proper care for a vet, these members are relentless in making sure when they return the transition is as easy as possible.
Grilo stresses that it is important for people to realize that it is not just about what takes place overseas, the battle still continues when they come home.
One aspect of their efforts surrounds proper funding for so veterans who are no longer capable of functioning alone can get help from a trained dog who can provide assistance.
One major difference between the VFW from other veteran organizations is that the VFW only accepts veterans who meet strict criteria.
- You need to be a U.S. citizen who has served honorably both in the armed forces and overseas.*
- In order to join the VFW a veteran needed to have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea.
- You are still eligible to join the VFW even if you are actively serving in the military
* This is slightly different from the American Legion group because it is not required to have served overseas.
For more information contact, Manny Grilo, 516-873-8486.
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Price: Members have two options: paying dues annually or by making a one-time payment for a lifetime membership.
Hours: Private Adolph Block Post #1305 meets at 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the .