POST 2245

NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS

WELCOME TO VFW 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! info@vfw2245.org to learn more about how you can be a part of us.


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Announcements

RON HILL VFW POST 2245 MEETING
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 7:00 PM
GRAYSLAKE PARK DISTRICT
240 COMMERCE DR
GRAYSLAKE, IL 

VFW 5TH DISTRICT MEETING
AUGUST 19, 2018
LUNCH 12:00 PM
MEETING 1:00 PM
VFW POST 4308
LAKE VILLA
130 E GRAND AVE














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