Post Address: 4337 North Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV. 89115
Post Telephone: (702) 643-1623
History Of The VFW:
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 2.1 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary contribute more than 11 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
About Us: The Veterans of Foreign Wars North Las Vegas Memorial Post # 10047 has been called the Friendliest Post in Nevada.
With a Post Membership of over 1200 Members, two Past Department of Nevada Commanders, Post 10047 also has the honor of being the largest Post in the Department of Nevada. Our Ladies Auxiliary is the second largest but working hard to take back the title as the largest Ladies Auxiliary in the Department of Nevada. The Ladies Auxiliary also has three past Department of Nevada Madam Presidents.
Our Men’s Auxiliary is firmly established, and is currently the only one in the State of Nevada, and one of approximately 50 Men’s Auxiliaries in the VFW as a whole.
We are always working to expand our Post Membership & Ladies Auxiliary Membership.
Please remember that all Active Duty Military, Reserves & National Guard personnel and their families are welcome at the post home at any time. We hope you will stop by and visit the friendliest & largest Post in the State of Nevada
Meeting Dates: Post meeting held every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Ladies Auxiliary meetings held every 2nd Tuesday of the month.