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   Welcome VFW Post 1675

 

    

Post 1675 has always been very active in its community. We are working on several projects to help promote the ideals and beliefs of the VFW.  We are working closely with several other Veteran Organizations to build a "Veterans Memorial" to perpetuate the memory of our comrades.  The memorial is being built in Kellogg, and will display the name of every honorably discharged veteran living, or who has lived in the Silver Valley.Things are moving a long quite well, we have a display piece, a flag pole (sidewalks), (several new individual plaques) and the surrounding wall in place on the site. We are in the final design stages of the rest of the site and working on raising the funds to finish building it. The Frank S Reasoner Memorial wall was dedicated on Veterans Day Nov 2008 and have 3 Honor walls are in place and we are working on completing the top of the perimeter so we can install the memorial plaques that have already purchased. We are still collecting names for the memorial walls, and are selling memorial plaques, which is one of our fund raising projects for the Memorial. (The Veterans Day Ceremony was held November 11, 2016, followed by a free meal for the Community, Veterans and families at the American Legion Hall, some 186 meals were served.)

We worked with Shoshone County and have a Veterans Transportation Van on the road to transport veterans to the VA facilities in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. Up until March of 2008, there was no transportation specifically for the veterans in the Silver Valley. It took most of the fall 2007 and winter 2007/08 to get this project done. A big thank you goes to past Shoshone County Service Officer, Donna Smith, and past Commander Casey Duncan and all the other volunteers for their tireless efforts in getting this done. If you need a ride, please call County VSO Susan Hendrixson at 752-3331.

Post 1675 is proud of our community service and action in the Silver Valley of North Idaho. We sponsor the Osburn Loyalty Day Parade each year in May. Provide funeral services for all veterans families who request help. Work with the Schools on Patriotic & Flag education and donate to the schools to help with special projects and needs as they arise. We also sponsor VOD and Patriot Pens essay contest each year.  We also donate on a regular basis to the VFW National Home, and to Operation Uplink and other projects to help our soldiers currently on active duty. (Recently we donated several medical devices of value to Good Will in the month of October 2016.) These are just a few of the many projects we do each year.