Brats for Vets

Merrill veterans organizations are working together to provide a clubhouse for all vets. Friday, April 21 4–8 pm Merrill Fairgrounds

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The annual Bob Munro Award for outstanding service to Veterans and Current Service Members will be awarded at our 7th District MidWinter Meeting. Here are the details and link to the Application Form for 2016. Continue reading

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“Trapper John” runs for Junior Vice

Seventh District Commander “Trapper John” Schultz has announced his candidacy for Department Junior Vice Commander. The election will be held at the Department Convention in Wausau on June 6. Schultz is an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was named All State Post Commander five times and twice won a National Community Service Award and has served in numerous state and national assignments. He is presently the office manager of the VFW Veterans Service Office in Milwaukee.

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Rathke Elected District Commander

The Seventh District of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Wisconsin, is proud to announce the  election of Michele Rathke of Merrill VFW Post 1638 to be the District Commander for 2015-16. She will assume the office at the end of the Department Convention to be held in Wausau, June 3-6 at the Plaza Hotel. Rathke has twice been awarded the prestigious All-American status as Post Commander. She will be the first female commander of District 7. The Seventh District is comprised of 36 great VFW Posts across Adams, Green Lake, Langlade, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Portage, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Wood Counties. The Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities.

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Oldest post in District 7 honors two brothers

When the World War had ended and the soldiers returned to their homes, they found that there was a certain something missing from their daily lives; just what it was or how they were affected was not completely definable. The mind of Comrade Claude R. Roberts, a bugler who had served with Co. G 128th Infantry overseas finally solved the problem by acquainting the rest of the old company with a real soldiers outfit, The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Through correspondence with and afterwards membership in the Merwin M. Carlton Post No. 5 of St. Paul, Minnesota, Roberts was made acquainted with the order and soon had 23 members signed up and a Charter granted. The Charter was issued on June 6, 1920, and the Post was mustered in on that date. The boys chose the name Burns Post to honor two Wausau brothers who lost their lives in combat in France. They were James A. Burns who was killed on May 28, 1918, and John E. Burns who died July 23, 1918. These men were … Continue reading

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Seventh District News

7th District meeting to be held on January 25th at Lincoln Lanes Bowling Alley in Merrill, WI. Round table is at 10:00 am with joint VFW and Ladies Auxiliary dinner ($15.00 per person) at 12:00, followed by break out meetings. District 7 Commander “Trapper” John Schultz has announced that he will be running for Department Junior Vice Commander this year.

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Veterans Day 2014

History of Veterans Day.

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Janesville Post 1621 Co-Sponsors Fundraiser Poker Run in September

VFW Post 1621 is sponsoring this event and passing the word to our VFW comrades in the VFW who are motorcycle enthusiasts so they can learn about this event and come on down and take part in it. In fact ALL Veterans are invited to take part, as well as non-vets who want to support our troops and Vets! Continue reading

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HORSEPOWER FOR VETERANS – Help Fund Free Equine Therapy Program for Veterans

Trinity Equestrian Center provides FREE Equine Therapy to wounded Veterans. This is your great chance to help fund this unique program! Continue reading

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