ARLINGTON VFW POST 981 REPRESENTS 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 member outings, visits to VA hospitals, and
community events. We raise money for veteran causes through Poppy
sales and sales of
T-shirts, caps and
stickers to the public. You can see us march in the Arlington Heights
Memorial Day and 4th of July parades along with other parades in the suburbs we
represent (Newsletters & Post Activities).
We also enable our members to receive recognition for their service to
our country, as our Vietnam Veterans were recognized by the DAR in a
ceremony in November 2016.
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.
Or send an e-mail to email@example.com or mail us at P.O. Box 825, Arlington Heights, IL 60006.