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

Post Meeting- Election
Date: 4/20/2017
Location: 240 Commerce Dr, Grayslake

Regularly scheduled meeting. NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF POST OFFICERS. Your input and suggestions are welcome and encouraged! Would you like to help by helping with a committee, chairing a project Speak up! There are positions available even if you dont have a lot of time.
Metra Stations Poppy Drive
Date: 5/11/2017
Location: Lake Street Metra & Prairie Crossing Metra

Grayslake Central and Grayslake North volunteer to help with the Metra Platform Poppy Drive. They show up at 0500 and depart at 0700 to attend classes!
May Poppy Drive
Date: 5/12/2017
Location: Grayslake

Members, friends lend us a hand! Openings are available in Downtown Grayslake at Center & Whitney Streets, Jewel Food and Ace Hardware Grayslake, Jewel Food Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach.
May Poppy Drive
Date: 5/13/2017
Location: Grayslake

Saturday is a big day to wrap up our Poppy Drive. Shifts are two hours long and available at several locations around Grayslake. email for locations and times (Even an hour can help)
5th District "Spring Frolic"
Date: 4/15/2017
Location: McHenry VFW Post 4600

"Spring Frolic" Cocktails at 500 PM, Dinner at 600 PM. Come help "Roast" the Commander, Auxiliary President. For more information, email
Bingo at Lovell FHHC
Date: 4/18/2017
Location: Bldg 7, 2nd Floor

We Depart Grayslake at 1830 hrs 630 PM and take a 25-30 min drive to Lovell FHCC to Bldg 7. We award cash prizes to the patients who look forward to our visits as much as we enjoy it. Its a fun evening. Our crew arrives home NLT 2100 hrs 900 PM
2245 Post Meeting
Date: 6/15/2017
Location: Grayslake Park District 240 Commerce Dr

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.

Korean War
Vietnam War
Persian Gulf War
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 2245

Recent Events & Photos


 Our Post Honors the memory of Grayslake Native, Ronald A Hill, who was killed in action on 1 May 1969. Ron graduated from Grayslake High School and served with A Co, 1st BN, 5th INF Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.
Our membership includes warriors from Korea to Afghanistan, and every branch of the military is represented except the Coast Guard.. 
We meet every other month in the even numbered months at the Grayslake Park District, 240 Commerce Drive, Grayslake, IL
 Grayslake Park District, 240 Commerce Dr., Grayslake






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 2245 News


Property Check - a new service offered by Lake County to safeguard your home.


VFW Post 2245 Presents Check to CLC SVA
Grayslake VFW Post 2245 Presented a check for $500.00 to College of Lake County Student Veterans of America Chapter


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.


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The Officers

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. -  William Shakespeare



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

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