Greendale VFW Post 10519

Greendale VFW Post 10519 The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families, and their local communities. 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.
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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: NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS

Operating as usual

Our Post wishes all of you a happy Thanksgiving and many blessings this holiday season!
11/26/2020

Our Post wishes all of you a happy Thanksgiving and many blessings this holiday season!

Today is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Veterans have a significantly higher suicide rate than other adult...
11/21/2020
Postvention — VA offers support after suicide loss - VAntage Point

Today is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Veterans have a significantly higher suicide rate than other adults in the U.S. This means Veterans are also more likely to have known someone who took their own life. Uniting for Suicide Postvention (USPV) helps make sense of a suicide loss. The program connects survivors with resources to help them work through powerful and unique emotions specific to this type of grief. Visit this website for information: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/78063/postvention-va-offers-support-suicide-loss/

Uniting for Suicide Postvention (USPV) provides resources for anyone affected by suicide, regardless of their connection with the military.

Thank you to everyone who visited us and donated, we had a very successful poppy distribution on Wednesday! Once again o...
11/13/2020

Thank you to everyone who visited us and donated, we had a very successful poppy distribution on Wednesday! Once again our community does not disappoint when it comes to supporting Veterans ❤️🇺🇸

This Veterans Day, please consider visiting our Post members at the Franklin, Greendale or Greenfield Sendik's locations from 10:00AM - 4:00PM where they will be distributing poppy flowers. You will have the opportunity to donate to our Post so we can continue to support Veterans throughout Wisconsin and surrounding areas. As many of you are aware, Greendale VFW Post 10519 is very active in the Wisconsin Veteran community and we rely 100% on donations through various fundraisers throughout the year. Like many organizations in 2020, our Post has been unable to hold the same level of activities, thus is unable to help support Veteran-focused organizations in our community to the level we are used to.

Below are program focuses for our post:
-Our main source for donations is the Milwaukee VA Hospital where we are able to designate where the donations go. Previously the Post has chosen palliative care, the Women's Center, Fisher House, Christmas donations to needy veterans programs monitored by VA social workers, and adult day care for donations.
-We also provide funds to the Wisconsin VFW Unmet Needs program which is available to any Veteran or Veteran's family in need including currently-serving Military families. It is not, however, a "hand out" program. The assistance this program offers is directed toward financial assistance that could help pay bills that provide for basic life needs.
-Other donations have been the annual Wreaths Across America where the Post purchases Christmas wreaths to lay on Veteran graves at Woods National Cemetery. The program is held each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, with the mission being to Remember, Honor and Teach by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
-We also support the VFW National Home for Children in Michigan where families may live for up to 4 years. They work to identify what they need and want to accomplish, such as securing housing, education, learning how to be active and handle basic needs. Each family works with a case worker who helps them through the process.
-Plus many other local Veteran-related charities and community organizations, such as sponsoring Boy Scout Eagle Scout projects.

This Veterans Day, please consider visiting our Post members at the Franklin, Greendale or Greenfield Sendik's locations...
11/11/2020

This Veterans Day, please consider visiting our Post members at the Franklin, Greendale or Greenfield Sendik's locations from 10:00AM - 4:00PM where they will be distributing poppy flowers. You will have the opportunity to donate to our Post so we can continue to support Veterans throughout Wisconsin and surrounding areas. As many of you are aware, Greendale VFW Post 10519 is very active in the Wisconsin Veteran community and we rely 100% on donations through various fundraisers throughout the year. Like many organizations in 2020, our Post has been unable to hold the same level of activities, thus is unable to help support Veteran-focused organizations in our community to the level we are used to.

Below are program focuses for our post:
-Our main source for donations is the Milwaukee VA Hospital where we are able to designate where the donations go. Previously the Post has chosen palliative care, the Women's Center, Fisher House, Christmas donations to needy veterans programs monitored by VA social workers, and adult day care for donations.
-We also provide funds to the Wisconsin VFW Unmet Needs program which is available to any Veteran or Veteran's family in need including currently-serving Military families. It is not, however, a "hand out" program. The assistance this program offers is directed toward financial assistance that could help pay bills that provide for basic life needs.
-Other donations have been the annual Wreaths Across America where the Post purchases Christmas wreaths to lay on Veteran graves at Woods National Cemetery. The program is held each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, with the mission being to Remember, Honor and Teach by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
-We also support the VFW National Home for Children in Michigan where families may live for up to 4 years. They work to identify what they need and want to accomplish, such as securing housing, education, learning how to be active and handle basic needs. Each family works with a case worker who helps them through the process.
-Plus many other local Veteran-related charities and community organizations, such as sponsoring Boy Scout Eagle Scout projects.

November is a month to honor our Veterans and unfortunately this year the usual events have been cancelled. Our Post wou...
11/01/2020

November is a month to honor our Veterans and unfortunately this year the usual events have been cancelled. Our Post would still like to give you the opportunity to honor your Veteran. If you would like to participate, submit a photo and short profile of your Veteran via Facebook Messenger to Greendale VFW Post 10519 and we'll review and post to this page.

Veterans, give Float a try, there are many benefits!
10/28/2020

Veterans, give Float a try, there are many benefits!

We’re excited to announce that this November we are again offering free floats to veterans and active-duty members of the military to honor their service to this country. Pain, anxiety, symptoms of PTSD, and stress can all be alleviated when floating, all while experiencing deep relaxation. All veterans and active-duty members can book up to three free 60-minute floats during the entire month of November. Any floats booked after the three free ones are discounted to $30. Plus, immediate family members (spouse, children, etc.) can take advantage of the $30 discount for the month as well. November is a busy time for everyone and the schedule fills up quickly, so book your float today! Please share with anyone that could benefit from a free float.

To book a float, please call 414-273-7258, email, or message us. Please include name, email, and phone. Military ID or other document proving service (DD214, drivers license, VA benefits card, etc.) must be shown at time of appointment. 💙🇺🇸

Today is the VFW’s “A Day to Change Direction”. Do you know the 5 signs of emotional distress? Check out this link to fi...
09/19/2020
VFW Service Project - The Campaign to Change Direction

Today is the VFW’s “A Day to Change Direction”. Do you know the 5 signs of emotional distress? Check out this link to find out more: https://www.changedirection.org/day-to-change-direction/

On October 28, 2017, the VFW and Give an Hour , the lead organization for the Campaign to Change Direction, are partnering for the Second Annual A Day to Change Direction, a national day of service and action to change the dialogue on mental health for America’s veterans and American communities.

Today we remember ❤️🇺🇸
09/11/2020

Today we remember ❤️🇺🇸

Today we remember ❤️🇺🇸

09/09/2020

Please join members of our Post Friday, September 11th from 10:00am-4:00pm for a brat fry at Sendik’s on 51st & Rawson. As many of you know we’ve had to cancel most of our in-person fundraisers this year, please help us make this one great ❤️🇺🇸

Greendale Veterans Memorial
08/07/2020

Greendale Veterans Memorial

We are grateful for our Veterans every day but today we give special thanks to those who have been awarded the Purple Heart, an award given only to those wounded or killed in enemy action.

06/29/2020

There will be a public reading of the "Declaration of Independence" on Saturday July 4, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., at the flagpole in front of the Greendale Village Hall, 6500 Northway, Greendale, Wisconsin.

Some readers will stand on the top steps, Some readers will stand on the bottom steps, observing social distancing.

Volunteers will read a paragraph, (or part of a longer paragraph), in turn, and continue with the other volunteers assembled. Other speakers/groups have also been invited. We will assemble at 9:20 a.m. and determine the order of the readers. We should be done by 9:45 a.m. The Greendale parade has been cancelled.

This is the 14th year for this public reading, which started in 2007.

05/25/2020
Greendale Veterans Memorial
05/16/2020

Greendale Veterans Memorial

Commemorative Air Force Wisconsin Wing
05/07/2020

Commemorative Air Force Wisconsin Wing

Look to the skies Milwaukee! Our pilots will conduct a historic flyover of the Milwaukee lakefront on Friday, May 8 to salute veterans and to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe. Five aircraft will launch from Waukesha County Airport at approximately 12:45 p.m. to form-up. The formation will head East over the Milwaukee VA Hospital, then to Veterans Park to circle around the lakefront, and finally return West to Waukesha. You're invited to view the flyover from the ground while observing current safety precautions. Share your photos and videos with us, too! #CAF

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
03/28/2020

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center

Joining downtown Milwaukee in lighting up red, white and blue as a tribute to the resiliency of this nation. America has been through tough times before. We will get through this together. #InThisTogetherMKE

01/24/2020
Greendale VFW Post 10519

Don’t forget to visit us this weekend starting Friday night through Sunday afternoon if you’re headed to the Milwaukee Boat Show!

Are you going to the Milwaukee Boat Show this weekend? If so, come visit us at the M-W Marine, Inc. space where our members will be distributing poppies and chatting about all we do in the community!

01/13/2020

Are you going to the Milwaukee Boat Show this weekend? If so, come visit us at the M-W Marine, Inc. space where our members will be distributing poppies and chatting about all we do in the community!

12/07/2019
Greendale Veterans Memorial
12/03/2019

Greendale Veterans Memorial

As you kick off Giving Tuesday please consider a donation to our Memorial. While we have raised enough money to build the Memorial funds are still needed for maintenance. You can donate directly on our website by selecting the “donate” button:

https://www.greendaleveteransmemorial.org

Greendale Veterans Memorial
11/11/2019

Greendale Veterans Memorial

Thank you to Canterbury Elementary for the flag display in front of the Memorial. This Veterans Day our flag is flying at half staff to honor Brian Serdynski, a 38 year old Fireman from Union Grove- Yorkville, and Army Sgt. Robert McCarville, WWII. Photos courtesy of Dave Krueger.

Greendale Veterans Memorial
11/06/2019

Greendale Veterans Memorial

Hello on this snowy day, Greendale Veterans Memorial supporters! As we enter November and start thinking about Veterans Day please note there will not be a parade in Greendale but there’s a great event at the Greendale Public Library on Friday, November 15th:

On Friday evening November 15th the Greendale Public Library, in partnership with the Greendale VFW Post 10519 and Greendale American Legion Post 416, invite you to join us to honor and remember all.

Event Details:
The Library Celebration will be Friday, November 15th. The program is slated to start at 6:00 P.M.
We will be presenting Quilts of Honor to 5 local veterans.

The program's guest speaker is U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant Tom Salvo, from the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee, WI.

Light refreshments will be served following the program. Please consider attending to honor those who have selflessly served our country - our Veterans!

Attention Korean War Veterans!
10/11/2019
Last Call for "Return to Korea"

Attention Korean War Veterans!

Time is running out for Korean War veterans in Northeast Wisconsin to apply for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Friday is the last day to apply.

Greendale Veterans Memorial
09/11/2019

Greendale Veterans Memorial

Greendale Veterans Memorial
09/11/2019

Greendale Veterans Memorial

Greendale Veterans Memorial
08/30/2019

Greendale Veterans Memorial

Grass goes in today! And, guess what? We have 569 followers of our page! Can you continue sharing our posts and supporting our mission so we can reach 600? ❤️🇺🇸

Our Post has members who have made this trip, it’s such a wonderful experience for Veterans!
08/27/2019
Wis. sports teams send veterans to D.C. on Honor Flight

Our Post has members who have made this trip, it’s such a wonderful experience for Veterans!

The Milwaukee Brewers, Bucks and Green Bay Packers are stepping up to the plate and sending three planeloads of local veterans on a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Wow!
08/26/2019

Wow!

More progress every day and the results are even better in real life than the digital rendering showed! Thank you to everyone who made this possible! You can still make a donation or purchase a brick or paver by visiting our website: www.greendaleveteransmemorial.org

Greendale Veterans Memorial
08/07/2019

Greendale Veterans Memorial

More progress updates! Have you driven by lately? Very exciting! Also, Village Days is this weekend, please swing by and see our friends with American Legion Post 416 ❤️🇺🇸

08/07/2019
Greendale VFW Post 10519
07/29/2019
Greendale VFW Post 10519

Greendale VFW Post 10519

Have you seen the Memorial's progress? Check out this slideshow to see the progress from the groundbreaking through mid-July. You can still purchase bricks or pavers or make a donation by visiting our website. Thank you to everyone for your continued support of this project, without our community's help this would not be possible! And thank you to committee member Dave Krueger for the photos!

Have you seen the Memorial's progress? Check out this slideshow to see the progress from the groundbreaking through mid-...
07/29/2019
Check out my Smilebox creation!

Have you seen the Memorial's progress? Check out this slideshow to see the progress from the groundbreaking through mid-July. You can still purchase bricks or pavers or make a donation by visiting our website. Thank you to everyone for your continued support of this project, without our community's help this would not be possible! And thank you to committee member Dave Krueger for the photos!

American Hero

Greendale Veterans Memorial
07/26/2019

Greendale Veterans Memorial

Good morning as progress continues at the Memorial site!

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6351 W Grange Ave
Greendale, WI
53129

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Color Guard from Greendale VFW Post 10519 present at the 2019 VIPER RIDE PLUS+
Faith Baptist Church - Oak Creek - July 28 - 11:00 AM We would like to invite all vets to a special service and cookout in your honor. Congressional Medal of Honor recipient is the special speaker. RSVP 414-301-9319
Poppy Sales Opportunity. You are all invited for the breakfast too...