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Join VFW 9639 Auxiliary in the "Wreaths Across America" program this year.
 
There are two ways that you can help in this effort. One way would be to go to the Wreaths Across America website, and use the following information to identify your participation:
Group Name: Shellsville VFW Auxiliary Post 9639
Group ID:       PAS0346P
Location Name: Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
Location ID:   PAIGNA
 
If you prefer, you can fill out this form and mail it to VFW Auxiliary Post 9639, PO Box 374, Grantville, PA 17028.

Troop 10 Boy Scouts

In preparation for Memorial Day Boy Scout Troop 10 helped assist in placing flags at five Dauphin County cemeteries with members of VFW Post 9639, Shellsville.


Recruiting and Retention are not Four-Letter Words

John August Otte, Pennsylvania VFW State Membership Chairman talks about membership.


Community Blood Drive

Support VFW 9639 - Give Blood, Save a Life!


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


COLD WAR VETS to be Honored

Cold War Vets to be honored this Veteran's Day by Post 9639


May News


VFW Post 3376 supports the annual VFW Coloring Contest

VFW Post 3376 is pleased to once again support the annual VFW Coloring Contest, designed to help promote patriotism in our 2nd-5th grade students.


Post 9639 Memorial Day 2018

Honor our Comrades


Memorial Day 2018

Honor our fallen.


VA MISSION Act becomes law.

President Trump signs into law.


Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day - VFW Commander Keith Harman


VA publishes Interim Final Rule for Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program

The VA's Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program. The grant is a three-year community-based grant program that will provide financial assistance to eligible entities to provide or coordinate the provision of suicide prevention services


Boback’s Bill to Establish Purple Star School Program Passed by House Unanimously

Pennsylvania Legislation to establish the Purple Star School Program in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, advanced to the Senate after its unanimous passage in the House of Representatives Feb. 8.


Election by Acclamation

What is election by acclamation? Do you know your Roberts Rules?


House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee Advances Proposals to Benefit Female Veterans and Children of Military Families, Says Boback

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback(R)Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, on Monday led a voting meeting at which six pieces of legislation to benefit Pennsylvania’s military members, veterans and emergency responders were unanimously approved.


Worth the visit: Our time at the World War I Memorial in Washington, DC

The new memorial honoring World War I soldiers is now open in Washington DC, located in Pershing Park at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest for those who were not aware.


DLA Distribution Donnie Thompson to receive 2021 Spirit of Hope award

VFW member and DLA Distribution employee Donnie Thompson to receive 2021 Spirit of Hope award


Special Report Raises Questions About How Southeastern Veterans Center Handled COVID-19 Outbreak

Officials released a special report on Wednesday that raises questions about how the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs managed the COVID-19 outbreak that led to dozens of deaths at veterans’ homes.


Legal limbo: Pennsylvania skill games continue to spark statewide controversy

Pennsylvania has not been shy when it comes to expanding gambling. In recent years, it’s exploded beyond the original slot machine casinos at horse racing facilities. You can now find table games and sports wagering in those casinos, I-Lottery, and video gaming terminals at truck stops.


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VFW Commemorates Memorial Day


VFW Commemorates Armed Forces Day


VFW Troubled by Reports of Veterans Moved for Profit


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags


Winners of VFW Publication Contest Announced


VFW Hosts Second Annual Day of Service


BURGER KING to Give Back to Veterans this Month


VFW Commemorates Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


VFW Honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in American Business Awards


VFW Asks Speaker of the House to Honor the Promises of the PACT Act


The Washington Post Editorial Board Wants Veterans to Forfeit Earned Benefits


VFW Commemorates National Vietnam War Veterans Day


VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest


VFW Delegation Returns to Southeast Asia


VFW Proudly Sponsors Bataan Memorial Death March


Boozman Receives VFW Congressional Award


VFW Continues to Press Congress to Pass Legislation Positively Impacting Veterans, Service Members


Longtime Veterans Advocate to Lead VFW National Veterans Service


VFW Crowns 2023 National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW to Deliver 2023 Priority Goals on Capitol Hill


VFW Names First Post-9/11 Veteran to Lead Washington Office


VFW Commemorates Women's History Month


VFW Legislative Conference App Now Available


Leading Veterans Service Organizations Release Annual Report Ahead of White House Budget Release


VFW National Commander Visits Troops in Poland


VFW Commemorates National Black History Month


VFW Urges POTUS to Support Repeal of Concurrent Receipt Policy


Sport Clips Haircuts Donates Another $1.5M for Help A Hero Veterans' Scholarships


Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


VFW Joins Navy Secretary in Ceremony Honoring Hero


New VFW Initiative to Safeguard Toxic-Exposed Veterans


VFW, SVA Name 2023 Student Veteran Finalists for Legislative Fellowship


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


Happy Holidays From the VFW


Happy Birthday US Space Force!


Marking Milestones in Iraq


VFW Action Alert: Last Chance for Congress to Support Veterans this Year


VFW Remembers Pearl Harbor


'Thanks for the Heroes Among Us'


VFW, BMBFC Law Collaborate to assist with Camp Lejeune Claims


Be Proud of Your VFW on Veterans Day


"The Greatest of All Leathernecks"


VFW, Bergmann & Moore Collaborate to Assist with Camp Lejeune Claims


VFW Commemorates National Native American Heritage Month Observance


Ohio BURGER KING Franchise Donates $75,000 to VFW Unmet Needs


Happy Birthday US Navy!


Legal Loophole: Some Contracts Skirt Protections for Service Members


Veterans Win When You 'Help A Hero'


It's National VFW Day!


VFW Asks for Deeper Dive on Veteran Suicide