Kelsie Edington VFW POST 8923

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The Kelsie C Edington Memorial VFW Post 8923, is located at 1024 Elm Street, the home of the American Legion in Downtown Carrollton. The Post is seeking new Veterans of Foreign Wars members to come and join (eligibility must be met). The Post meets the first Tuesday of the month, at 7 pm. Bring a copy of your DD214 (for verification only) to the meeting.
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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 nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 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.

Mission: OUR MISSION: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. OUR VISION: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country. OUR CORE VALUES: - Always put the interests of our members first - Treat donors as partners in our cause - Promote patriotism - Honor military service - Ensure the care of veterans and their families - Serve our communities - Promote a positive image of the VFW - Respect the diversity of veteran opinions

05/24/2020

VFW Post 8923 has been shut down effective 1 June 2020 due to lack of interest.

08/10/2018

Post Meeting 7:00 p.m. August 14.

07/04/2018

Happy 4th of July. Be safe and Celebrate!

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01/08/2018

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01/04/2018
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#ICYMI: VFW Posts all across the country are implementing innovative programming to engage younger members. KMBC 9 stopped by our national headquarters a couple weeks ago to learn more! Thanks to VFW Post 846 for sharing what you are doing #ForVeterans.

10/19/2017
Kelsie Edington VFW POST 8923

Kelsie Edington VFW POST 8923

AL Post 597 is in need for sponsors for the Annual Golf tournament scheduled for October 28th. If you know of someone that might contribute as a hole sponsor, please solicit them and let me know. Hole sponsorships are $50 and $100.
Bob Faulkner
Post Commander
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8923
Carrollton, TX

10/19/2017

AL Post 597 is in need for sponsors for the Annual Golf tournament scheduled for October 28th. If you know of someone that might contribute as a hole sponsor, please solicit them and let me know. Hole sponsorships are $50 and $100.
Bob Faulkner
Post Commander
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8923
Carrollton, TX

Celebrating Flag Day at City Hall
07/19/2017

Celebrating Flag Day at City Hall

Welcome Home Event
04/18/2017

Welcome Home Event

Kelsie Edington VFW POST 8923
09/19/2016

Kelsie Edington VFW POST 8923

VFW Post 8923 honored for 50th anniversary of the Post. Hank, Rudy, Larry, Bob, Tim and Jon.

VFW Post 8923 honored for 50th anniversary of the Post.  Hank, Rudy, Larry, Bob, Tim and Jon.
09/19/2016

VFW Post 8923 honored for 50th anniversary of the Post. Hank, Rudy, Larry, Bob, Tim and Jon.

07/26/2016

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Rudy doing his thing!
07/20/2016

Rudy doing his thing!

Rudy at Atria awarding proclamation with city for Mrs. Piper's 105th birthday.

Rudy at Atria awarding proclamation with city for Mrs. Piper's 105th birthday.
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Rudy at Atria awarding proclamation with city for Mrs. Piper's 105th birthday.

07/14/2016

Please remember to promote our GoFundMe for Carrollton Veterans Memorial.

American Legion Post 597, Carrollton, TX
07/14/2016

American Legion Post 597, Carrollton, TX

Please save the date...this is going to a great charity. I look forward to see all my ADA players.

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07/07/2016
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The City of Carrollton, Texas has allocated land within the McInnish Sports Complex designated as Veterans Park to recognize veterans of all military branches, especially those that have given all for their country. The attached photo depicts the Veterans Memorial upon completion of our goal.  T...

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07/07/2016
Click here to support Carrollton Veterans Memorial by Bob Faulkner

Click here to support Carrollton Veterans Memorial by Bob Faulkner

The City of Carrollton, Texas has allocated land within the McInnish Sports Complex designated as Veterans Park to recognize veterans of all military branches, especially those that have given all for their country. The attached photo depicts the Veterans Memorial upon completion of our goal.  T...

June Post Meeting
06/10/2016

June Post Meeting

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05/04/2016
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Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

A one-legged Marine pushes through immense pain to conquer a colossal hill to memorialize fallen comrades. Semper Fi and Oorah!

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05/02/2016

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

VFW's Senior Vice Commander Brian J. Duffy and Assistant Adjutant General and Executive Director Robert E. Wallace met with delegation from Chinese People's Liberation Army in Beijing, China to discuss MIA issues.

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05/01/2016

Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW

Today, Loyalty Day, let us show our pride in this country and demonstrate our patriotism.

Address

1024 S Elm St
Carrollton, TX
75006

General information

Post Hours: Monday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Tuesday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Wednesday 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Thursday 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Friday 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Saturday 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Sunday 4:00 PM - 10:00PM

Opening Hours

Monday 16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 00:00
Thursday 16:00 - 23:59
Friday 16:00 - 00:00
Saturday 16:00 - 00:00
Sunday 16:00 - 22:00

Telephone

(972) 242-5650

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