Reintroducing The V.F.W.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a national association of men and women who as soldiers, sailers, marines, and airmen served this nation in wars, campaigns, and expeditions on foreign soil or in hostile waters. It is a federally chartered corporation known as the V.F.W.

The purposes of the corporation are fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable and educational. A few of those purposes are to assist waiting comrades, to perpetuate the memory and history of the dead and to assist their widows and orphans.

Membership requirements are that individuals are eligible only if the individual served honorably as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on a foreign war, insurrection or expedition that was reorganized as a campaign - medal service.

Locally, the Commander is Darold Mitchell and he may be reached at 454-2064. The Calais V.F.W. meets at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 23 Church Street on the first Thursday of each month. Currently they also have breakfast at Karen’s Corner Diner on Main Street in Calais every Thursday morning about 7:15 am. Breakfasts are an informal gathering to share time with our comrades. The group is always looking for new members and is known as Boyd Smith Post 9779, Calais, Maine.

There will be a District meeting, November 17th at the V.F.W. Hall on Rte. 1 at 2:00 pm in Harrington, Maine. The local post may be contacted by mail at V.F.W. Boyd Smith, Post 9779, P.O. Box 1072, Calais, ME. 04619