Memorial Day Parade and Program
We were honored to have a WWII Veteran at the Memorail Day Program
This 33 Chevrolet was decorated with flags of all branches of Armed Forces as well as American Flg.
Grayslake HS Grad Sgt Andres Castro, USA, 1st Inf Div
Tanner Tonjes and family in Chevrolet Pick up courtesy of Flag Chevrolet
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! email@example.com to learn more about how you can be a part of us.
June 14 - 17
VFW Department of Illinois Convention
June 21, 2018VFW Post 2245 Meeting 7:00 PMGrayslake Park District,240 Commerce DrivePlanning for upcoming year
SATURDAY, JUNE 30th, 2018
Joint VFW 2245 and 4308 picnic11:30 AM, Open12:30 PM Food Available4:00 PM END
Nick Guerrero was behind on utility bills — the electric company shut off power — and car payments until the VFW stepped in to help.
...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.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13"
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. - William Shakespeare"
"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask you can do for your country.