REPRESENTING THE COMMUNITIES OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS - BUFFALO GROVE - PALATINE - ROLLING MEADOWS - WHEELING, ILLINOIS
|| About the Veterans of Foreign Wars
VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American
War and the Philippine Insurrection founded local organizations to
secure rights and benefits for their service. These chapters were
merged in 1914 to form the VFW which was incorporated in 1918.
There are currently 1.4 million men and women who belong to the VFW.
About VFW Post 981
Arlington VFW Post 981 on October 5 1922 in Arlington Heights, IL., it is the
oldest VFW post in Illinois.
Regular meetings take place the first Wednesday of every month starting at 7:00 PM
Post 981 has an active program of outings, visits to VA hospitals, and community events. We
organize and march in the Arlington Heights
Memorial Day parade and march in other parades in the suburbs we
represent (Newsletters & Post Activities).
We raise money for veteran causes through Poppy sales and sales of
T-shirts, caps and
stickers to the public. Commander Mike McInerney (below) presents
Help USA Troops (Dawn Hedrick) with a check to support her work.
VFW Post 981
currently uses the facilities of AMVETS Post 66
located at 700 McHenry Road,
If you are interested in further information call our Sr. Vice-Commander, Tony Kochanny at 708-598-8000.
You may also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .