POST 2245



Teamwork ~ Leadership ~ Commitment

Ronald A Hill Memorial VFW Post 2245 received its Charter on December 12, 1972. Ron Hill was the first resident of Grayslake KIA in Viet Nam. Our Post honors his memory and service.

Our members range from age 23 as the youngest to 96 as the most "seasoned" Every branch of the military is represented in our Post except the Coast Guard. Our membership raises funds to support our veterans, service-members and their families, as well as the widows and orphans. 


The VFW has been responsible for every quality of life program in this century and last for veterans, servicemembers and their families

VFW Service Officers have helped recoup 7 Billion Dollars in earned VA benefits including 1.2 Billion in the past year!

VFW Posts contribute nearly 50 million dollars annually to support veterans community service projects. 

VFW & Auxiliary members contribute nearly 9 million volunteer hours annually With the support of Burger King, over the past 13 years, nearly 7 1/2 million dollars has helped nearly 4300 service members and veterans UNMET NEEDS Grants. 

Locally, VFW Posts in Northeastern Illinois for the last 50 years have provided Christmas Cheer to veterans and service members at James A Lovell FHCC. Many volunteer hours and over $12,000.00 in donations from VFW Posts, local business and ;supplied needed items to bring Holiday Cheer to the patients at Lovell. 

Does your son's or daughter's middle school, high school participate in Patriot's Pen Essay contest for middle school students grades 6-8, and Voice of Democracy Audio Speech Scholarship program? Each year, the VFW awards over 3.3 Million dollars to the 170,000 students. The National Voice of Democracy winner receives a $30,000.00 Scholarship. 

There are many opportunities available to help veterans, military members and their families in the community. 

Contact us! to learn more about how you can be a part of us.


June 14 - 17

VFW Department of Illinois Convention

Springfield, Il 

June 21, 2018
VFW Post 2245 Meeting 7:00 PM
 Grayslake Park District, 
240 Commerce Drive
Planning for upcoming year

SATURDAY, JUNE 30th, 2018

Joint VFW 2245 and 4308 picnic
11:30 AM, Open
12:30 PM Food Available
4:00 PM END

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"That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies."

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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...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.

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 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.