“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and Early Writings.
We honor all who have selflessly put their lives at risk every day to protect our freedom and future. We commemorate those who lost their lives while serving in the military. Not forgotten are the families of those brave servicemen and women who stood by their side. We are reminded daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
The poppy is the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. YOUR DONATIONS to the VFW Buddy Poppy program provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintain state and national veterans’ rehabilitation and service programs.
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
- Lunch is Served! Every Wednesday. 11:30am-1pm. Great food for dine outside or take out.
- Sunday Breakfast every Sunday. Dine outside or take out. All are welcome! 8-11am.
- Ripon VFW Post 1051 Guns and Gear Raffle. Four chances to win. 100 tickets for $100 each.
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.