VFW Post 4075

Why we need to act!

For generations, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and their families have served America during peace and war.  However, it is during our nation's conflicts that the American fighting man and woman have distinguished themselves as Americans who offered everything, including their lives, in defense of their homes.  Many, in fact, paid that ultimate price while many others returned with physical and mental wounds that they suffer from every day.  Those that retuned from these conflicts are proud to have served their nation in times of need and are now in ready to accept the support promised by our government and nation to make the Veteran whole again. 

 However,  due to financial mismanagement and gross negligence by bureaucrats and the forgetfulness of our political leadership, Veteran benefits are at risk of being devalued or even eliminated.  

What we need to do! 

Franklin County VFW Post 4075 defends against attacks on the earned benefits of Veterans and stands as a vanguard against assaults on the legacy of the Veteran and what he and she represents: honor, valor, integrity and selfless service.  This mission has no end.

How we will do it!

Post 4075 will execute this mission along the following lines of effort:

                   -Increase and maintain membership

                 -Increase Veteran outreach

                 -Increase the Post media footprint

                 -Protect the legacy of the Post

                 -Increase veteran influence on local and state legislative and executive actions

                 -Become all things “Veteran” for Franklin County


To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.


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.


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.