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Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.  
- General George Patton Jr

 
 
 
Meeting in Flint
Date: 6-5-2014 at 6PM
Location: Flint, Michigan

Department Convention Flint Gateway
 

As yesterday’s defenders of freedom, 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.

 

"Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over". With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! 

If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.

 

 

 
   
 

Welcome to Post 9452

 
Recent Events & Photos
 
 
 
Welcome to the Preston VFW website.  We are a local post made up of over 200 Post and Auxiliary members.  We have been active in Preston, CT since 1951, and we're proud of our service to fellow vets and worthy local causes.  We have been nationally recognized for outstanding community service.  The Post members meet at 6pm on the second Wednesday of each month.  We're always eager to welcome in new members, so if you are eligible for membership, come on down, or call us at (860) 886-1313.  Click here to visit us on facebook.
 
 



 

 



 

Our Mission

     
  "That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies."
 
     
 
   
 

VFW POST 9452 News

 
 

DOD suicide report
Today, the Department of Defense released the quarterly suicide report (QSR) for the second quarter of calendar year 2014.

   
 
   

Wearing unearned medal can be a crime; free-speech
Lying about receiving a military medal is constitutionally protected, but there’s no right to carry the lie a step further by wearing a combat decoration that hasn’t been earned, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.

   
 
   
 

Statewide News

 
 

Placing of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and a floral tribute at the Woman's Memorial
Placing of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns

   
 
   

The guard in the little shack
The guard in the little shack

   
 
   
 

National News

 
 

VFW to Deliver Veterans’ Voice to Congress
2017 Legislative Conference runs Feb. 26 - March 2 in Washington

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Next weekend, more than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the nation’s largest and oldest war veterans’ organization begin rallying in Washington, D.C., to voice the concerns of veterans directly with the nation’s lawmakers during the 2017 VFW Legislative Conference, Feb. 26 – March 2.

   
 
   

VFW Salutes United States Army for 241 Years of Service
Our nation’s soldiers are America’s true heroes.
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – June 14, 2016, marks the 241st year of service from the United States Army. The U.S. Army has evolved drastically since it was originally organized as the Continental Army in 1775; battlefields have transformed, weaponry has evolved, faces have come and gone, military uniforms have varied, but one thing holds fast: the bravery and the heart of the individuals who wear the uniform, and their commitment to their mission.

   
 
   
 
 
   
 

What Others are Saying

 

The Officers

2016 - 2017

 
       
 
You were not alone over there. You are not alone now. There are 20 million veterans who would give their lives for you. Please don't take yours. 

 

 

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ~John Maxwell

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