Services
Building Rental
We offer a reasonably priced rental hall great for weddings, receptions, sweet sixteens, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, fundraisers, auctions, arts & craft shows, funeral memorials, company/employee events, and other special occasions. The Hall is available 7 days a week. Weekdays - Weekends in the mornings, afternoons and evenings. Scheduled rental times are flexible weekdays, weekends the hall rents from 1pm-5pm during the day or 7pm-11pm at night, it is possible to extend until midnight. Set-up time varies depending on the day and time of the event, usually between 1.5 - 2 hours time is provided, additional set-up time may be available depending on availability.

The function hall features 2640 SF of space (47 feet wide by 56 feet long), can host groups up to 178 seated people, handicap accessible, fully equipped kitchen, dance floor and a private bar. Other amenities include a wall mounted flat screen, wireless internet, coat rack area and ample parking. The Auxiliary is available for an additional customized fee depending on the desired menu or you may bring in your own catering or simply use the available kitchen.

The Auxiliary is available to staff, host or cater your event for an additional customized fee.
Contact Kimberly Hable (Auxiliary President) at 608.799.6548 for more information.
Programs
The good will of the Veterans of Foreign Wars reaches far beyond the realm of veterans helping veterans. In fact, direct involvement with America’s youth and communities has always been — and always will be — a VFW priority. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition. Knowing that a democratic society needs nurturing, the VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each (State) VFW Department wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
Flag Education
We’re your one-stop shop for all things flag-related. From flag etiquette and history to a large stock of "Old Glory" itself available at the VFW Store. Look no further for all things red, white and blue!
  • Flag Etiquette
The federal flag code says the universal custom is to display the U.S. flag from sunrise to sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in the open, but when a patriotic effect is desired the flag may be displayed 24-hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness. Also, the U.S. flag should not be displayed when the weather is inclement, except when an all-weather flag is displayed.
  • Displaying the Flag
On Same Staff: U.S. flag at peak, above any other flag.
Grouped: U.S. flag goes to its own right. Flags of other nations are flown at same height.
Marching: U.S. flag to marchers right (observer's left).
On Speaker's Platform: When displayed with a speaker's platform, it must be above and behind the speaker.
Decoration: Never use the flag for decoration. Use bunting with the blue on top, then white, then red.
Over a Street Union: (Stars) face north or east depending on the direction of the street.
  • Salute
All persons present in uniform should render the military salute. Members of the armed forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute. All other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, or if applicable, remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.
  • Half Staff
On special days, the flag may be flown at half-staff.
On Memorial Day it is flown at half-staff until noon and then raised.
Do not let the flag touch the ground.
Do not fly flag upside down unless there is an emergency.
Do not carry the flag flat, or carry things in it.
Do not use the flag as clothing.
Do not store the flag where it can get dirty.
Do not use it as a cover.
Do not fasten it or tie it back. Always allow it to fall free.
Do not draw on, or otherwise mark the flag.
  • Flag Disposal
The flag should be folded in its customary manner.
It is important that the fire be fairly large and of sufficient intensity to ensure complete burning of the flag.
Place the flag on the fire.
The individual(s) can come to attention, salute the flag, recite the Pledge of Allegiance and have a brief period of silent reflection.
After the flag is completely consumed, the fire should then be safely extinguished and the ashes buried.
Please make sure you are conforming to local/state fire codes or ordinances.
Note: Please contact your local VFW Post if you'd like assistance or more information on proper flag disposal.
Get Involved
For more than 110 years, the VFW has fought to perpetuate the values that have made this nation great. You too can become involved in this important effort in your own community.
  • Patriotic Days
Fostering patriotism and honoring America's veterans, whether it is Independence Day or Veterans Day, is part of the VFW's philosophical core. Public commemorations hosted by VFW Posts worldwide cultivate an appreciation of both the responsibilities and benefits of being an American.
  • Community Service
Constructive community service is a founding VFW tenet with volunteerism benefiting education, the environment, health sciences and civic projects.The VFW has a rich tradition associated with community service, working closely with other national organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, America Supports You and America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth. The VFW also partners with the National Rifle Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, International Association of Firefighters and the Salvation Army. Another VFW partner is the USO, which gives VFW members additional opportunities to volunteer in their communities and give back to our troops and their families. Interested in teaming up with the VFW to give back to your community? Please contact your local VFW Post.
  • Buddy Poppy
Among all the flowers that evoke the memories and emotions of war is the red poppy, which became associated with war after the publication of a poem written by Col. John McCrae of Canada. The poem, "In Flanders Field," describes blowing red fields among the battleground of the fallen. For more than 75 years, the VFW's Buddy Poppy program has raised millions of dollars in support of veterans' welfare and the well being of their dependents.
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