Why Join the VFW?

Because our strength comes from you.

Simply put, the VFW strives to do good things for deserving people - our veterans, their families and their communities. From local grassroots ideas to national influence, we work every day to make a difference. It's our strength as an organization. And, with each individual membership, we only grow stronger.

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East Bruswick 2016 Loyalty Day Celebration

East Brunswick Community Arts Center

721 Cranbury Rd.

Sunday May 1st 2016

1:00 PM


Come celebrate National Loyalty Day with your community. East Brunswick Memorial Post 133 Veterans of Foreign Wars is hosting the event for our District 8 community. As a part of the day's activities, we will be honoring our community nominees with their Community Service awards for the 2015-2016 period


East Brunswick Memorial VFW Post 133

485 Cranbury Rd.

East Brunswick, NJ 08816


Family Readiness Group of Teaneck Armory Spring Carnival

Hope for Veterans - Helping Homeless Veterans and Their Families

  Helping NJ and Pennsylvania Veterans and Veteran Families Keep or Find Housing and Avoid Homellessness

Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program


Community Hope has been awarded a $5 million grant to expand our successful Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program and help more than 750 veteran families avert homelessness in the year ahead.

Our Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program is a homeless prevention program designed to assist veterans and veteran families at risk of homelessness to maintain their housing and to rapidly re-house veteran families who have recently become homeless.

Community Hope's Hope for Veterans® will provide case management services to assist veterans and their families in securing housing and developing a housing stability plan to avert or overcome homelessness.

Serving Veterans and Veteran Families in the Following Communities:

New Jersey Counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren

Now serving Mercer and Monmouth Counties

Pennsylvania Counties: Bucks, Monroe, Northampton and Pike

Now serving Lehigh, Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties

Low-income single veterans or veteran families who are

  • Currently residing in permanent housing and at risk of becoming homeless OR
  • Currently homeless or recently exited permanent housing and are scheduled or able to become a resident of permanent housing within 90 days. For example, a veteran living in a shelter, on the street or in temporary housing with an apartment identified.

Social Service Assistance: Case management services may include: Housing counseling/housing search, securing utilities, mediation with property owners, financial budgeting, employment assistance and navigation of eligible benefits and services.

Financial Assistance Services: Temporary financial assistance may be available to eligible veterans including rental assistance, utility payments, security payments, moving costs, childcare and transportation expenses.

For more information on this program or to make a referral, please call 1-855-483-8466 or email . Veterans and social service providers can access our referral hotline with NJ 211 24 hours a day, seven days a week.



Monday, June 13


Placing of Candidates signs


Tuesday, June 14


Registration Opens – West Hall

  Vendors Exhibits Open – West Hall

Wednesday, June 15

8:00 Registration
  Vendors Exhibits Open

Opening – East Hall

  VFW Convention Opening - color guard presents colors

Roll Call, Introduce Past Cmdr-in-Chiefs & Past State Cmdrs.

9:00 Membership Chairman Report
9:15 Public Relations Report
9:45 Community Activities Chairman Report
10:00 Parade Chairman Report

Service Officers Report

10:35 National Council Member Report
10:45 Historian Report
10:55 National Home Chairman Report
11:10 Poppy Chairman Report
11:20 National Cemetery Report
11:30 Audit/Finance Chairman Report
Noon National Military Service Chairman Report
12:30 Special Announcements & Close Session
2:30 Practice for Memorial Services – Ballroom
6:45 Arrival Time for Memorial Services
7:00 Memorial Services – Ballroom

Thursday, June 16

8:00 Registration - Vendors Exhibits Open
8:30- Noon Joint Opening Session
  Greater Wildwood Tourism
Mayor (s)
Chief of Police
Gold Star Mother  
Presentation State Project from Auxiliary
State Project report (any other presentation)
VOD 1st Pl. Winner
Patriots Pen 1st Pl. Winner
Teacher of the Year
Patriotic Arts
Deborah Hospital presentation
Commander & President introduce Nat’l Representatives and their Dept. Officers
B/G Michael L. Cunniff - Adj/Gen NJ Army/Air Force National Guards
Raymond Zawacki – NJ Deputy Commissioner Veterans Affairs         
Chris Christie – NJ Governor
12:30  Session Resumes - Roll Call
 1:00  All Veterans Organizations
 1:10 All Hospital Representatives
 1:30 Scouting Award presentation
 2:00 Outstanding Fire/Law/EMT Awards
 2:15 Nominations of Officers
2:30 Special Announcements & Close Session

Friday, June 17

8:00 Registration Opens – CLOSES AT 12:00 noon
  Vendors Exhibits Open
8:30  Opening – East Hall
  Roll Call
8:40 OTI Report
8:50 State Project Plaques Presentation
9:00 All State Contest – District, Post Cmdr & Quartermasters
10:15 Bradshaw Scholarship Presentation  
10:45 Resolutions & By-Laws
11:15 National's visiting representative: John Biedrzycki, Jr.  
11:30 Parade Grand Marshal - Announcement
 Noon Commander's Medal Presentations
 12:30 Parade Chairman Final Report
 1:00 Final Credentials
 1:15 Nominations & Elections of Officers
 2:15 Special Announcements & Close Session

Saturday, June 18

8:00 Vendors Exhibits Open
8:30 Opening Session - East Hall
  Roll Call
8:45 Introduction of Commanders Family and Presentations
  Introduction of President's Family and Presentations
9:15 Joint Installation – East Hall
  Incoming Commander – Intro of Family
  Incoming President – Intro of Family
  Change of Command (colors)
  Close of Convention
1:00 Parade line up begins
1:30 Start of Parade
6:00 Parade Awards at Convention Hall

The Best All-inclusive Housing Service for Veterans, Seniors & People with Speacial Needs

Attention Case Managers: You can now place one to six clients at one time, in a safe and clean single-family home in an economic, middle or upscale community where they get great service, feel independent and have fun! And it becomes a one-stop follow up for you!

Our Supportive Independent Turnkey Rental Includes*:

  • Newly Furnished Bedroom and Living Room
  • Newly Furnished Kitchen and Bathroom
  • All Utilities and Air Conditioning
  • Free Housekeeper
  • All Appliances, Kitchenware and Utensils
  • Free Phone/Internet
  • Free Cable TV with all Premium Channels
  • All Household Supplies Included

*Choose all or some of the services based upon your needs

Case Manager, Independent Living Coordinator or Potential Tenant? Please contact:

Phone: 917-740-3497





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Commander's Message


We should look at the past and evaluate our performances. Recognize all the good we have done and correct our mistakes. However, we should never loose track of our purpose.

Most of us know it as Section III. Now it is called Sec. 230102. We've all heard it recited at meetings. In fact, probably so many times that it doesn't register or has become irrelevant.

I encourage you to take time and read that section again and let "our purpose" open your minds, open your hearts, and open the doors to your posts.

"To assist worthy comrades"; "To perpetuate the memory and history or our dead, and to assist their widows and orphans"; "To foster true patriotism".

These are but a few mentioned.

I urge members to re-assess their priorities and recommit to "our purpose" To those of you who are visiting our webpage and qualify, I encourage you to join your fellow

veterans in strengthening "our purpose". We must represent and set examples that encourage, patriotism, our flag, and love of country in our communities.

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