Top prize: $30,000 Scholarship; open to grades
2017-2018 Theme: "American History: Our Hope for the Future".
Top prize $5,000 plus 46 get at least $500; Open to 6th
to 8th grade.
2017-2018 Theme "America’s Gift to My Generation" .
Post #26 Presents Certificate of Appreciation to Penney's for support of the Annual Poppy Donation
Post #26 Presents Certificate of Appreciation to Sears for support of the Annual Poppy Donation
OUR POST, the Lima
Bicentennial Post, was chartered on 13 September 1976 and renamed the
Kenneth B. Keating Post on 14 December 1981. The biography of
Kenneth B. Keating can be viewed
by clicking here.
For the names of VFW Post #26 Charter Members click here.
The American Veterans of Foreign Service (Columbus Ohio) and the National Society of the Army of the Philipines (Denver, Colorado) were organized to secure rights and benefits for veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philipines War (1899-1902). They merged in 1914 creating the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. VFW was chartered in 1936 with the mission of organizing war veterans committed to insuring the rights, remembering, sacrifices, promoting patriotism, performing community services and advocating for a strong national defense. At present, VFW Membership stands at approximately 1.8 million in all 50 states and 19 foreign countries with more than 9000 VFW posts.
ELIGIBLE TO JOIN VFW?
To be eligible to join the VFW the person must be honorably discharged from the United States Armed Servicer, received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay; then you are eligible. The DD214 form is used to verify eligibility by submitting this form with your application.
Join us to become involved with insuring the rights and proper care for all veterans and promote patriotism in our community.
WHAT WE DO AT POST 26.
Distribute Buddy Poppies to support our troops and provide aid and comfort to veterans, veterans families, widows and orphans.
Pay homage to Vets on Memorial Day click here to view the pictures and Veteran's Day, as well as specifically honoring deceased Veterans at Memorial Services.
Conduct the annual Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen Scholarship Competitions at the local schools.
Sponsor our annual Downhill Derby since 29 July, 1986. Click here to view the picture from 2016.
HOW WE FUND OUR ACTIVITIES
The Post is supported by member dues, poppy donations, other fundraisers, and the Lima Veterans Memorial Walkway Project.
This year our VFW Post raffled off a home made quilt made by Sandi Shusda of Lima. In part she used neck ties donated from our yearly garage sale. The quilt was raffled off during the Veterans Day activities. Mary West from Conesus was the winner. Congratulations Mary!
at 7:00 p.m.
Deposit worn flags in this box. It is not for U.S. Mail!
The salvaged US Postal Box was decorated by Honeoye Falls-Lima High School art students. Pictures of the students receiving VFW Post #26 recognition can be viewed here.