VFW Post 2037 Commander
Post 2037 meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Festival Foods North off of University Ave in Green Bay, WI at 7pm.
2430 University Ave
Green Bay, WI 54302
Welcome to the VFW Green Bay Nobel-Straubel Post 2037 Founded on March 12, 1931. We are the oldest VSO (Veteran Service Organization) in all of Green Bay.
Our Mission is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. Today, membership stands at nearly 1.7 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary.
If you are a veteran and would like to join the VFW get a hold of us and we will sign you up. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Check this out! Here is us at the Green Bay Gamblers Game. Helped raise funds for the DAV Chapter 3 so they can get a new van to help get veterans to appointments. https://www.facebook.com/gamblershockey/videos/10155296867188240/?hc_ref=ARSV-mFrkW_YMfrvSHLQZDvN5qKX1YkhS3JWWNvy4nOK3o9GCDBgbo5uIWUv9105U9M
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GREEN BAY (WLUK) — Six months ago VFW Post 2037 Commander, Ken Corry showed up to help save the organization from closing in Green Bay.
“We’re there to kind of help them out to make sure they’re going to be successful in whatever they need,” Corry said.
When Corry saw that older veterans were dying off and younger veterans lacked involvement, he knew changes had to be made.
“So we started to pay full lifetime membership and now we started to grow, we’re getting the younger guys in, families are included.”
Some of the younger veterans stepped up to put on events like the Beer Mile.
“All the funds raised are going back to our VFW so we can help them out if they’re going through a hard time, maybe their car breaks down or they’re needing housing assistance for rent,” said Corry.
Being a younger veteran can have it’s challenges though.
Corry told FOX 11, “for us we can’t really do events in the day because we work during the day and we have families and stuff that we’re taking care of. We’re younger.”
The local group once had 500 members, now it’s down to 117.
Members say it’s not just Green Bay, there’s a downward trend across the country.
Currently there are 1.7 million VFW members nationwide, that’s down from 2.1 million in 1992.
Navy Veteran Ron Staidl believes other veterans groups will die out but hopes that’s not the case for the local VFW.
“I got my son signed up, he’s still in the Navy so he’s active, so if he comes back to Green Bay, if he does, he’ll have a VFW to go to,” Staidl said.
Local veterans encourage the younger generation to help retain the camaraderie.
The organization raised $200 for their first annual Beer Mile.
The group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.