VFW Post 3404
VFW Post 3404 is very involved in our community.
From scholarship programs like Patriots Pen, Voice of Democracy, Scout of
the year, and Teacher of the year, to Flag Education and our Buddy Poppy
Auxiliary is a fraternal, patriotic, historical and educational affiliate of
one of the Posts of the VFW.
Provide assistance to the VFW Post and its members whenever possible.
Provide assistance to the Auxiliary members whenever possible.
Maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America.
Maintain fidelity to the Constitution and Laws of the United States
Foster true Patriotism.
Maintain and extend the Institutions of American Freedom, Equal
Rights and Justice to all men and women.
Preserve and Defend the United States of America from all her enemies
accomplish these objectives, the Auxiliary has established several programs
as listed below:
Members of the Auxiliary are proud of our history of dedication to
promoting Americanism. Through Patriotic Education, Citizenship Education
and Flag Etiquette demonstrations we hope to foster the love of country
within our communities.
Through dedicated programs of loyalty and patriotism the Auxiliary shows
our gratitude for the dedicated service the veterans gave on our behalf and
for our freedom. Although the weapons of war have changed over the years,
the challenge to stand up for what we believe has not. We salute the
veterans and active military who have answered their country’s call to arms.
The National Flag represents the living country and is considered to be a
living thing, emblematic of the respect and pride we have for our Nation.
Our Flag should be displayed proudly in a place of honor.
The "Voice of Democracy" audio essay competition offers an
opportunity to instill the proud legacy of patriotism in the young people.
Students are encouraged to appreciate values and ideals for which the
veterans sacrificed so much.
by the poem "In Flander's Field," the
VFW continues its members' desires to serve America. We distribute Buddy Poppies to
the public. This hand-made symbol of the Memorial provides an outstanding
way for us to honor those who died by helping their comrades who are now in
need. Handicapped veterans make the Buddy Poppies for the VFW. We purchase
them, providing a small income for that veteran. Then, we offer them to the
public as we solicit donations for our needy comrades and their loved ones.
All funds raised in this manner are reserved for this cause, exclusively.
All through this process our veterans are helped. This is a general
outreach program for all veterans, not just VFW members. For more
information, visit the VFW Community site.
have the responsibility to instruct the youth of our nation. Our school age
children must be educated in the history of our country, how to honor and
respect the Flag and the debt owed to our veterans. We can no longer assume
that these values will be taught in the home or included in school
curriculums. Today's children will be tomorrow's leaders. If our democratic
way of life is to endure, our children must know the struggles incurred to
establish our government. If the freedoms we enjoy are to continue for
future generations, the children must be taught to appreciate how precious
these freedoms are. The youth of our nation are our most precious commodity
and our most valuable natural resource. Children are not born with a love
for their country, honor for the Flag or respect for our veterans, these
values must be taught. Local Auxiliary units sponsor the Junior Unit for
youngsters between the ages of 6 and 16. Its purpose is to instill love and
respect for the veterans as the child matures. Junior membership is open to
children, foster children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, step and
foster brothers and sisters of VFW members or men or women who would be
eligible for VFW membership.
Auxiliary organizes and sponsors activities for the neighborhoods where
they live. It also assists in their Post's sponsored endeavors. These
projects benefit the city, town, neighborhood, other organizations,
institutions, or individuals.
HALL FOR RENT
The Post has space to rent for your private or organizational events.
The Blue Room and the Large Bingo Room are available (except for
Saturday Nights). Rates are reasonable and food service can be
If you or someone you know is planning a Reunion, Holiday
Gathering, Party or Meeting, suggest the VFW.
Call for details and prices at (417)865-6929 and leave a message,
or inquire at the Post during operating hours.
The post has an ANNEX
BUILDING that may be rented on certain days or nights. For use of
the building, the fee is $25 per hour (min. of $100) payable to VFW
3404, on the “memo” or “for” line on the check write Annex. The
amount is payable in advance of the event. Building is available
for events until 10pm when all patrons need to depart. For
information or to make a reservation, call Tom Gardner at 417-839-4084
THE RENT RATES ARE VERY REASONABLE AND WE CAN PROVIDE FOOD
SERVICE FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT AT A VERY REASONABLE PRICE ALSO.