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WELCOME TO VFW 511

Private Walter J. Smith

Our Post is located on 41 Veterans Drive in New Britain, Connecticut. Our Charter was formed on October 5, 1920 and is named in honor of Private Walter J. Smith.
 
 
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. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.
 
We have BINGO every Thursday, doors open at 4:00pm, BINGO starts at 6:45pm, food is available for purchase.
 
 

 
 




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."

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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

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Bingo

Every Thursday night in our Memorial Hall.

9th Annual Iwo Jima Survivors Victory Ride

Sunday May 20, 2018. Registration starts at 8:15am.

District News

Important Info for District 3 Members

“Hike to Heublein Tower” in Simsbury

OPEN EVENT – Join veterans, their families and current military on a “Hike to Heublein Tower” in Simsbury on Connecticut Trails Day, Saturday, June 1, 2019

Statewide News

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Brookfield Scout of the Year

Brookfield CT VFW Post Names Brookfield Scout of the Year

Department of Connecticut at National Convention

Department of Connecticut at National Convention

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW Post 6786 First Site in Innovative Initiative Giving Veterans Access to VA Health Services Close to Home

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