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 arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and 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. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.

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.

The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.

Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.

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.

A Brief History of the VFW


Key Appointed Officers


A Brief History of VFW Post 10125






Sadly, John Joyce passed away last week

The service will be held in either Davis or Dixon, but only 10 are allowed to participate, and the immediate family will take up most of those, so don't plan on attending

Post Picnic


The pavilion at Hagan Park has been reserved for VFW Post 10125 for Sunday, October 18th from 10:00am until around 4:00pm
The problem is there is no easy way to find out if you and/or your family plan to attend.  The anticipated cost per member will be around $7 per individual, $14 to include spouse and family members-
Will you please respond NO LATER THEN Thursday, October 8th:
using the CONTACT button (CONTACT > send us an email link) on the website to indicate whether or not you would like to attend - as a special COVID note, there is plenty of room at the pavilion for "social distancing".
If you do not have a web presence, you can email me at cmd@vfw10125.org or call (916) 213-0663..
I know this is short notice, but with the current COVID situation we need to keep things fluid.
If there is not sufficient number of responses to this request we may be forced to cancel the event for this year, sadly
Jack Mallord, Commander
VFW Post 10125

October Officer's Meeting at the Moose??

Thursday, October 15th at 1800 hrs (6:00 pm)

update to follow soon


October Meeting on ZOOM??

Tuesday, October 20th at 1900 hrs (7:00 pm)

update to follow soon


The Department Update

We are trying something a little different with the Department Update. If you follow this link, it will take you to the Department Update located in the members only area of the website:

Link to the Department Update

Department Update is a weekly department announcement for all members, stay in the know...


VFW Post 9650 is holding a Gun Raffle to generate funds to assist in paying monthly obligations. Items to be raffled are as follow:

  • One (1) .45 Kimber Custom
  • One (1) .357 S & W Revolver
  • One (1) 300 Win. Mag. Browning Rifle W/Leopold Scope & Sling
  • One (1) 1 box of hand Tied fishing flies

Tickets are $10.00 each. Only 900 Tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held when all tickets have been sold.

There will be a total of four winners.

Tickets are available from Post Members or by calling 530-365-6568/530-365-9650 and leaving a message. Until the Post Reopens you can also notify the Post Commander at vfwpost9650@aol.com or by calling 530-526-5022.

For those individuals outside our area that wish to purchase a ticket(s) forward your check, made payable to VFW Post 9650, to the Commander VFW Post 9650 at 3210 W. Center St, Anderson, CA 96070. I will return your thicket(s) stub to the address you provide. Should you provide an email address I will notify as to the outcome and status of the drawing and winning ticket holder.

Greg Rogers
Commander, Post 9650
Anderson, CA