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About Us

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 2.1 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary contribute more than 11 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.

From providing $2.5 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Veterans Administration to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.

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Welcome to the VFW Post 7647!

"Honor the dead by helping the living"

We are located at:
30036 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, Ohio 44070
(440) 734 5546
Canteen hours:
Monday - Saturday 6am - 1am
Sunday 7am - 12am

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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.

* 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

For a printable PDF version of this flyer, click here.

New Newsletter!

Veterans Bonus

*Elegible Veterans may receive $100 for each month spent on active duty service in the following locations during these specified dates:

* Persian Gulf between August 2, 1990 and March 3, 1991, the date when Iraq accepted the conditions for a permanent cease fire. Eligible Veterans can apply for a bonus until December 31, 2013.

* Afghanistan since October 7, 2001. Eligible Veterans can apply for a bonus for up to three years after the President declares an end to U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.

* Iraq since March 19, 2003. Eligible Veterans can apply for a bonus for up to three years after the President declares an end to U.S. involvement in Iraq.

* The maximum benefit for in-theater service is $1,000

* Eligible Veterans serving on active duty (except active duty for training only) anywhere else in the world during the above specified dates may receive $50 a month up to a maximum benefit of $500.


Check out the NEW Letter from the Commander - October 6th 2013


Attention all Members

Time for 2014 Membership Dues. Post dues will increase to $40 after January 1st so pay your $30 before the increase.

Social members: earlybird is $25 until November 1st and then it will be increased to $35.

Ladies Auxiliary & Men's Auxiliary members will be contacted by Ann Griss and Brian Zoldesy regarding their 2014 dues.

If you have any questions, please contact the Post at #(440)734-5546 or email us at

Shirt Order Form

Price includes the garment, the VFW logo over the heart, & the American flag on the left sleve.

T-Shirt $17.00
Crew Neck Sweatshirt $25.00
Hooded Sweatshirt $30.00
Hooded Zippered Sweatshirt (full zip) $35.00
Knit Polo Shirt $28.00

You can get a printable PDF of the order form here.

VFW Scholarship Programs