The South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce was pleased to welcome new member Sgt. George S. Monroe Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 667 with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
“Veterans helping veterans” is the core mission of VFW posts around the country, and South Haven’s Post 667 is no different. Whatever support veterans need, the VFW does whatever they can to ensure that the need is met. Regular collections of coats, blankets, socks and other clothing items go to veterans who need them. Members participate in community events that benefit veterans, including Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veterans Day activities, outreach to hospitals and nursing homes, and assisting with funerals for armed service members.
The South Haven post was founded in 1921, in honor of Sgt. George S. Monroe, who was killed in France in 1918. At founding, the post had 62 members, which swelled following World War II. Currently, Post 667 has 148 members including auxiliary. VFW membership is open to veterans from all branches of service who fought in overseas wars, and the auxiliary is open to families of eligible veterans. The club offers a social environment for veterans and their families, and seeks to recognize and support those who fought for our country overseas.
To learn more about Sgt. George S. Monroe Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 667, call (269) 637-2304, find them on facebook, or stop into the post at 1070 S Bailey Ave. (behind Filbrandt Funeral Home) during regular club hours 1pm-10pm daily.