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WELCOME TO POST 5468 EUREKA MEMORIAL POST

Eureka Memorial Post 5468
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.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.
 
Eureka Memorial Post and our Auxiliary serves the Veterans, their Dependents, and the Community of Eureka Missouri and surrounding area.
 
We were Chartered in 1995 with Dennis Fuchs as our First Commander. We have been a strong supporting agent for the City of Eureka in many activities.Our Auxiliary has been Chartered in 2019 and its first President is Delores Sax.
 
We are active in numerous Veterans of Foreign Wars programs including our Premier Patriots Pen, Voice of Democracy, and the Smart / Maher Citizenship Educator of the Year Teacher of the Year. (Details under the Programs Tab)
 
Our main Fundraising for our various Veterans Relief and Patriotic Education is the VFW Buddy Poppy Program. We thank the community for their staunch support with us on these worthy programs.
 
 
 
 
 

Announcements

 

Eureka Memorial Post 5468
Henry 410 Lever Action Shotgun Raffle (or $500 Cash Out)
 
 
On Line Ticket Sales will End November 15 or when all Tickets are sold out at which time the Sales Link will be terminated) 400 Tickets Total online and Hand Sold.
Drawing to be held at the end of Veterans Day Weekend (November 15)
NOTE ! Due to delays caused by Covid, it has been decided to draw after 95% of the available tickets are sold, estimate February 2021.
Winner will be notified on after the Draw and the results will be posted here.
 Due to Firearms Sales Regulations, the transfer will be handled with a Registered Fire Arms Dealer. Owner to be responsible for Transfer Fees and Background Check Fees in accordance with local jurisdiction. The Home Sales Point is Doc's Guns and Ammo in Eureka Missouri.
 If the Cash Out Option is selected, if the Winner is local, the Check will be hand delivered for Photo Ops. If Distant, it will be mailed.
 
Tickets

BUDDY POPPY PROGRAM

 

Please Help Eureka Memorial Post 5468 with their Veteran Service Programs.
 
 
 

 VFW Buddy Poppy Poster

Please feel free to review these following links for a further understanding of our Programs.    Thank You for any Donations. Your Assistance is invaluable.

 

Since 1922, the "Buddy”® Poppy has been an integral part of the VFW community. As VFW’s official memorial flower, the Poppy represents the bloodshed by American service members. It reiterates that ll not forget their sacrifices.

The Poppy movement was inspired by Canadian Army Col. John McCrae’s famous poem, "In Flanders Fields.” Poppies were originally distributed by the FrancoAmerican Children’s League to benefit children in the devastated areas of France and Belgium following WWI. In 1922, VFW conducted a campaign and got Poppies from France. Members soon discovered it took too long to get the flowers in from France and they came up with a better idea. Disabled, hospitalized and aging veterans could make the paper flowers and ship them out to the members for distribution.

And so it was known, for veterans in VA hospitals and domiciliaries and in state veterans’ homes, every day would be VFW "Buddy”® Poppy Day. These men and women assemble the Poppies, tie them in bunches of 10 and pack them in boxes of 500, 1,000 or 2,000 for shipment to the Posts and Auxiliaries. VFW pays the disabled veteran for the work. In most cases, this extra money provides additional income for the worker to pay for the little luxuries, which makes life more tolerable. Furthermore, Poppy assembly is often used as a therapy program to provide exercise for fingers and hands crippled by wounds, disease and the effects of old age. Another reason Poppies are so important is because all proceeds from distribution are used for veteran’s welfare or for the well being of their needy dependents and the orphans of veterans. More than 2,300 children of veterans have been, or are being cared for in the VFW National Home in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, thanks to a portion of Poppy funds.
 
 

Post News

Important Info for Post5468 Members

5468 donates to Missouri VFW Veteran Service Officer Fund

with a series of large earmarked donations from a Grateful Veteran, Post 5468 donated to the Missouri VFW Veteran Service Officer Fund

5468 to hold Service Officer Event

Eureka Memorial Post to hold a Post Service Officer event during its Buddy Poppy Drive at Eureka Walmart on November 6 & 7.

District News

Important Info for District 12 Members

District 12 VOD PP Awards Zoom Link

Here is the Zoom Link for the District 12 VOD PP Awards Zoom Link

District 12 December 19 Meeting is now on Zoom

As a result of the Discussion with the District Leadership and District Auxiliary Leadership, it has been decided to change the December VOD PP Awards Presentation to a Zoom Meeting Format

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW Recouped More Than $9.7B in Benefits for Veterans Nationwide

WASHINGTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) accredited service officers recove...

Pandemic Won't Stop BK Support of Veteran Families

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is pleased to announce participating BURGER KING franchise restaurants will...

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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.