WELCOME TO SILVER SPRING MEMORIAL POST 2562

No One Does More For Veterans
The Members of VFW Post 2562 and the Auxiliary are here to serve our fellow veterans and their families.  We welcome your support in that mission.   Welcome to VFW Post 2562, Silver Spring Memorial Post.
 

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Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.

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Join us as brothers and sisters of America to preserve the rights of veterans and support each other as only those who share in the camaraderie forged by conflict can. 

IN-COUNTRY

A satirical reflection by Author/Artist Phil Fehrenbacher

Phil enlisted in the Army in 1965 where you served for years in Vietnam.  He became a graphic designer and has worked for the state of Oregon for 26 years.  He retired in 2003 and started the Cartoon "In-Country".  The cartoons reflect his experiences during his tour of duty in South Vietnam.


There is a new cartoon everyday.

Announcements

  • July 12 - House Music Party      6pm-11:30PM
  • July 19 - Hand Dancing Party    6pm-11:30PM
  • July 24 - 17th Annual National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day Commemoration on the evening (6-8pm) of Wednesday, July 24, 2024, at the Cannon Caucus Room (Room 390) inside the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC 20003. There will be Korean traditional performances, remarks by Members of Congress, and a light dinner with beverages. Please let us know if your leadership can attend so we can make special accommodations.  
  • July 30 - 5k PubRun starting and ending at VFW Post 2562.  Canteen will be open briefly after the run. Come Join us. 

  • We are open on Saturdays - 5pm until close and Tuesdays after the PubRun
 
  • Discounted Life Membership Special - running currently see Details  (then scroll to bottom of the page)

Post News

Important Info for Post2562 Members

Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive at American Legion Post 86

VA Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence

The Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence was established and congressionally recognized in 2019 as a part of VA’s War Related Injury and Illness Study Center (WRIISC). The Center specializes in clinical and translational research that uses scientific insights to help improve health outcomes for Veterans exposed to airborne hazards while deployed. Click here for the full article

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

Legislative Package Will Make 2024 ‘Year for Military Families’ in Maryland

Governor Moore Announces First Items in 2024 Legislative Agenda to Support and Empower Maryland Military Families

Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support the COST of War Act and the Honoring our PACT Act

Contact your members of Congress today and tell them to support the COST of War Act and the Honoring our PACT Act. Congress must pass this crucially needed legislation now, veterans cannot wait any longer!

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW National Commander Denounces Political Violence

WASHINGTON - "The democracy that we hold dear, the very democracy generations of American veterans have fought for and died to pro...

VFW Celebrates the 248th Birthday of America

WASHINGTON - On July 4, 248 years ago, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, but it ...

OUR MISSION

That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.