The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902), many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.  Some of these veterans founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. These groups would become the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Our post was chartered in 1925 by WW1 vets and some of the veterans mentioned above to lobby for veterans rights and educate the community on veterans affairs.  And we continue this work for the past 98 years.