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
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
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,