Post 3282 Veterans of Foreign Wars
John E. Mealy Memorial
5810 S. Williamson Blvd Port Orange, FL 32128
VETERANS HELPING VETERANS
Commander Chris Gates,
Post 3282 Officer's, member's and staff welcome you to our website, please click on the above VFW logo for directions to our post in beautiful Port Orange, Florida.
Our Mission: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.
Our Vision: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.
Making a transition from active military to civilian life can be challenging. VFW Post 3282 provides a range of social supports that make reintegrating into the community simpler. Nothing is more important to us than giving back to those who served.
Mon 2 PM - 8 PM Tue Wed Thu Noon - 9 PM
Fri-Sat Noon - ? Sunday 2 PM - 9 PM
The VFW traces its roots back to 1899, when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Many of these veterans arrived home wounded or sick, and without offer of medical care or veterans' pensions, they were left to care for themselves. In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI Bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome.
In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members—and members of the Guard and Reserves—fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Annually, the more than 1.7 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community. From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.