ARLINGTON VFW POST 981 REPRESENTS THE COMMUNITIES OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS - BUFFALO GROVE - PALATINE - ROLLING MEADOWS - WHEELING, ILLINOIS
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
merged in 1914 to form the VFW which was incorporated in
There are currently 1.4 million men and women who belong to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
About VFW Post 981
Arlington VFW Post 981 on October 5 1922 in Arlington Heights, IL, it
is one of the
oldest VFW posts in Illinois.
Regular meetings take place the first Wednesday of every month starting at 7:00 PM
VFW Post 981 has an active program of monthly meetings; outings for Post members to baseball games, movies, Arlington Racetrack and our Christmas party, all costing little to members; and visits to VA hospitals and retirement homes.
The Post supports and participates in events benefiting veterans and active duty troops. See the article about our participation in Help USA Troops:
We raise money through Poppy sales and sales of caps and stickers to the public to be used only for veteran and service member relief.
As a Post we march in Arlington Heights Memorial Day and 4th of July parades and observe Veterans Day with a 21-gun salute at our AMVETS Wheeling meeting place .
Our color guard pays tribute to departed members of our Post. It participates in various activities that honor fellow veterans and our country. This includes Memorial Day and July 4 parades; the Palatine Hometown Fest; and Buffalo Grove Labor Day parade, and multiple Veterans Day observances. See our color guard at the Buffalo Grove 2018 Veterans Day observance on November 10 2018:
You can see pictures from some of our various Post activites and read our 2018 Award-winning Newsletter here (Newsletters & Post Activities)
Post 981 uses the facilities of AMVETS Post 66
located at 700 McHenry Road, Wheeling IL 60090. Look
If you are interested in further information call our Sr. Vice-Commander, Mike Smogor at 847-915-9926.
Or send an e-mail to email@example.com
or mail us at P.O. Box 825, Arlington Heights, IL