VFW Post 2015:
VFW Post 2015 is active in Lake County, California, working to serve the needs of active duty soldiers, including the 579 Engineer Battalion, our adopted unit, and all veterans in many ways.
VFW Post 2015 sends care packages to Iraq and Afghanistan with Treats For Troops; assists the local National Guard with their Christmas Party; Welcome Home Parties for veterans returning from war zones; supports Project Comfort which delivers hand made quilts and lap blankets to the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital.
VFW Post 2015 truly believes in support of the troops, both active duty and veterans.
Second Monday of the month
Lakeport Senior Center, 527 Konocti Ave. Lakeport, California
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Americanism (Citizenship Education)
Americanism is an unfailing love of country; loyalty to its institutions and ideals; eagerness to defend it against all enemies; undivided allegiance to the flag; and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty to posterity and ourselves. Today Americanism is still around, but not everywhere. That is why the Veterans of Foreign Wars must continue to promote Americanism wherever and whenever we can. The VFW's citizenship education program is designed to stimulate an interest in America's history, its traditions and institutions, as well as promote patriotism.
The members of the VFW and our Ladies Auxiliary have a long time commitment to Community and Veterans Service. The Department of California, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, maintains a Service Department that is second to none. Veterans Service Officers are assist our veterans and their families in receiving their entitlements by filing claims and representing them during hearings and or appeals.
Veterans Services Community Service is an important priority in our country and a founding VFW tenet. The VFW has a rich tradition associated with community service. By working closely with other national organizations, the VFW annually reports over 14 million volunteer hours. Member volunteerism benefits education, the environment, health sciences and civic projects.
Military Assistance Program (MAP)
Established more than three years ago, the VFW's Military Assistance Program (MAP) is a quality of life initiative that focuses on easing the financial emergencies of deploying service members and supporting them and their family through the hardships of deployment. MAP also provides one-time grants up to $500 to service members needing emergency financial assistance. In addition, MAP has forged partnership with various service providers, aimed at providing the transitioning service member with relocation and employment assistance.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars strives to enhance the quality of life for members of the armed forces and their families worldwide. We do this by identifying critical needs and providing emergency financial aid as well as: Adopting military units; “Operation Uplink” telephone cards; and donating TV-VCR units for American soldiers in Bosnia.
Every year hundreds of thousands of students participate in the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition and the Patriot's Pen Essay Contest, garnering more than $3.4 million in scholarships and incentives.
In 2004, a new scholarship program --the VFW Veterans Tribute Scholarship-- was established for children and grandchildren of all veterans and active-duty military personnel.