WELCOME TO POST #1739 BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS

Celebrating 90 years of service in Belleville
We've been serving Veterans & our community in Belleville for over 90 years.  Chartered in 1934, Belleville VFW Post 1739 is continuing its mission to honor our Veterans, promote patriotism in our schools & community, and support our Constitution.  We welcome you to our Post. 
 
 

Color Guard

The Color/Honor Guard is forming now

We're Creating A New Auxillary

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VSO at the Post

Every Thursday 10am to 2pm

Concealed Carry Class

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IN-COUNTRY

A satirical reflection by Author/Artist Phil Fehrenbacher

Phil enlisted in the Army in 1965 where you served for years in Vietnam.  He became a graphic designer and has worked for the state of Oregon for 26 years.  He retired in 2003 and started the Cartoon "In-Country".  The cartoons reflect his experiences during his tour of duty in South Vietnam.


There is a new cartoon everyday.

Commander's Corner

Commander John Lawson

Commander's Message to Post Members
 
First, let my say thank you for entrusting me with leading our post for the 2024 -2025 VFW year. We are coming off of a stellar program year in 2023 - 2024. Comrade Doug Jameson has led our post to not only All-State honors but also to All-American honors. Many thanks to Comrade Jameson for his unwavering commitment to Post 1739 and we wish him all the best as he assumes his new role as District 14 Commander. 
 
We have our work cut out for us to match last year's success. My goals in the coming year are to:

  1. Increase member participation;
  2. Create more predictable revenue lines; and
  3. Build a post centered on friendship and camaraderie.
 
In order to accomplish these goals, we all have to do something to contribute. Please consider stepping forward to chair a committee, we have many opportunities to help.
 
In the meantime, my Post 1739 Commander's Challenge for 2024 - 2025 is for each member to support 4 mission events and attend 9 Regular Meetings (beginning June 12th 2024) in the 2024 - 2025 VFW Year. Essentially that will equate to 1 mission event each quarter and attendance at 75% of our regular meetings. The post member with the highest level of participation will receive a personalized commendation medal.
 

 
 
 

 
   

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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...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.

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