Who We Are & What We Do

From Memorial Day and Veterans Day services around the state, to supporting local youth scholarships, to overseas troop support such as Operation Uplink, we make a difference. We are DuPage Memorial Post 2164 of the Illinois VFW.

As the largest organization of combat veterans, the VFW is active on behalf of veterans and their communities. We organize blood drives, lobby our elected officials in support of our nation's veterans, and promise support for returning vets and their families. We participate in many different community service organizations such as Make A Difference Day, National Volunteer Week, Toys for Tots, and March of Dimes.

We provide services and support to veterans, their spouses and their families. We act as a VA liaison to assist veterans in tackling a wide range of problems from securing support to acquiring well-deserved military awards. In Illinois, we have four Veterans Homes for the elderly and disabled, some specially equipped to care for Alzheimer patients. We perform graveside funeral service rites to honor the memory of a deceased comrade. We will always be here to ensure the honor and recognition due our veterans, in life and in death.

Community Services

vfw community services activities include:

Memorial Day & Veterans Day Services
Our VFW post provides services on these days to recognize, honor and respect America's war dead. It is but a small gesture of appreciation for all those who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country, for our country, for the freedom and strength that is the United States of America.


U.S. Flag Disposal Services

The Post provides a flag disposal service for your used flags. As flags deteriorate from usage and weather, in honor of our country and all the flag represents, it is fitting to retire the flag in an honorable way.


Local Community Projects

Our Post members volunteer and help in funding efforts for many community projects. Direct community involvement always has been, and always will be a major VFW priority.

Veterans Assistance

veterans assistance liaison:

VFW service officers tackle problems on behalf of veterans ranging from guaranteeing VA disability compensation to acquiring well-deserved military awards.






Youth Activities

vfw youth activities include:

Led by its premier youth scholarship program, the Voice of Democracy, the VFW takes great pride in its youth programs. In addition to VOD scholarships, VFW units support numerous youth activities. Some of these include sports, scouting, 4-H, Boys and Girls Clubs, contests, projects and ROTC competitions.



Patriot’s Pen:


Voice of Democracy: