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The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them,and they were left to care for themselves.

In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.

VFW Post 2839 Logan Avondale
3009 North Kedzie Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60618. (773) 463-6748

VFW Post 1284 Monteclare
6940 West Diversey Avenue
Chicago, IL 60707 (773) 385-8269

VFW Post 5079 Bridgeport
3152 South Wallace Street
Chicago, IL 60616 (312) 326-9183

VFW Post 2378 Berwyn
1529 Harlem Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 749-2378

VFW Post 3854 Skokie Valley
7401 Lincoln Avenue,
Skokie, IL 60076 (847) 673-9781

VFW Post 5151 Arnold/Heath Memorial
520 South Bartlett Road
Streamwood, IL 60107 (630) 483-0055

VFW Niles Memorial Post 3579
6839 N. Milwaukee Ave. Suite 100
Niles IL, 60714 (847) 825-4588
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VFW Post 3940 Connolly Victory Nav Ar Mar
3743 West 63rd Street
Chicago IL 60629 (773) 838-1485

VFW Post 8821 Ted Stempien
5104 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632

VFW Post 3940 Joshua Harris
8844 Ogden Ave
Brookfield IL 60513 (708) 485-9670
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