Eshleman - Pankake - Wolf
Eshleman-Pankake-Wolf VFW Post 9639 is named for three service members from the local area who paid the ultimate price in the service to their nation in World War I. In many respects we cannot honor or venerate their sacrifice more than these humble men already have, yet it is our duty to do so. Our brothers-in-arms (and sisters) who have fought and died on foreign soil deserve recognition for their sacrifice. This we try to do in all that we do.
VFW Post 9639 is an active and prosperous organization. Have you heard that we closed our Canteen ("bar")? That is correct, we did indeed close the bar and sold the old post home. Sadly, it was a necessary financial decision. It is and was a decision we did not take lightly. 
But the VFW is much more than just a place for veterans to gather and hoist a few cold ones. No, the real purpose of the VFW, and Post 9639, is to be a resource for our Veterans and our community. This we continue to do. We strive to honor those who have gone before us by helping veterans and families of veterans in need, serving our community, and honoring our dead. If you would like to join us, simply ask. We meet the fourth Thursday of every month at 1900 Hours, at 376 N. Crawford - just around the corner from the old Post Home! (next door to our Picnic Grounds)  If you are a member, just come out, if you qualify for membership, we'd love to have you join us!

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Membership Details

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.

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Important Info for Post9639 Members

Veterans Crisis Help Line

Take notes. Learn the signs. Talk to YOUR loved one who is a veteran. 20 Veterans each day choose to take their own life each day here in America. Don't let YOUR veteran be the next one! https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ForVeterans.aspx

Community Blood Drive

Support VFW 9639 - Give Blood, Save a Life!

Statewide News

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VOD-Patriots Pen Winners

35th Year of the VOD-Patriots Pen Winners

Front Line Workers Day Feb. 20

Pennsylvania State VFW Commander Ronald J. Peters signed a proclamation setting Feb. 20, 2021 as Front Line Workers Day.

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Service

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Feb. 27, 2021, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation will proudly celebrate its 25th anniversary.

VFW National Commander Echoes VA Secretary Sentiment of Commitment, Solidarity

I want to sincerely thank all of our members for the hard work and commitment to service you have exhibited over the past year. In the face of 12 m...


That the purpose of this organization 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.