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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13

 
 
 
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 svc@vfw2245.org for locations and times (Even an hour can help)
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.

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 2245

 
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WELCOME TO VFW POST 2245

 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


 
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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

 
 

VA, VFW and Walgreens Collaborate to Enhance Veterans Access to Mental Health Resources 'The mental well-being of America’s veterans is of the utmost importance to the VFW'
'The mental well-being of America’s veterans is of the utmost importance to the VFW'

   
 
   

Student Veterans Host ‘A Run to Remember’
A 5K run on the University of Kansas campus is organized by veterans, to benefit veterans

   
 
   
 

National News

 
 

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.

   
 
   

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.

   
 
   
 
 
   
 

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That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. -  President Abraham Lincoln

 

 

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