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Founded in Gilroy in 1946, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6309 is a patriotic veterans’ organization that fosters camaraderie among veterans of overseas conflicts. Its mission is to serve the veterans and the community and to advocate on behalf of all veterans. Worldwide there are nearly 2 million VFW members, including nearly 300 in Gilroy. To be eligible for the VFW a veteran must have served in the military on foreign soil, or hostile seas, and be issued a campaign bar with clasp by the U.S. Congress.
 

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Membership

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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.

Assistance & Benefits

Assistance & Benefits

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

Post News

Important Info for Post6309 Members

Patriot's Pen Essay - 2021 Post Winner

Justin Floresca of Good Sheppard School in Pacifica, CA was selected by Post 6309 as the winner of the Patriot's Pen. Here is his winning submission.

Voice of Democracy Essay - 2021 Post Winner

Bryce Mankovsky from Gilroy Early College Academy (GECA) was selected by Post 6309 as the winner of the Voice of Democracy. Here is her winning submission.

District News

Important Info for District 12 Members

Honoring our Posts & Auxiliaries

We have several VFW Posts & Auxiliaries that have reached or are reaching significant anniversaries. This article talks about all of our active Posts and Auxiliaries by years of service to District 12 Veterans!

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

WWII Vet 98-yo Birthday

VFW, OC Agencies, Celebrate U.S. WWII Navy Vet, Harold E. Carter's 98th Birthday Thursday w/Drive-By and Happy Birthday Song in South County

Leading California Veterans Organizations Call on Governor Newsom to Reopen Veterans’ Posts

Groups say COVID-related closures are preventing posts from providing critical services to veterans such as processing claims for healthcare and disability benefits.

National News

Important info from National VFW

It's National VFW Day!

WASHINGTON - Sept. 29 is National Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Day, celebrating one of the largest and most established organiza...

VFW Asks for Deeper Dive on Veteran Suicide

WASHINGTON - Despite news reports of veteran suicide numbers at their lowest since 2006, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is urg...

OUR MISSION

That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.