Moniteau County Memorial Post - California, MO
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.


REMINDER: Monthly Post Meeting - 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm (1930) at...
Moniteau County Memorial Post 4345 
204 E. North St.
California, MO 65018
 REMINDER: Weekly Veterans Coffee Talk - every Monday at 9:00 am (0900) at...
The Gathering Place
318 S. Oak St.
California, MO 65018
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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

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Important Info for Post4345 Members

Memorial Day Observance - 2022

Memorial Day – the unofficial start of summer. March winds and April Showers are hopefully over and May flowers are in Bloom everywhere. It’s time for barbeques, swimming pools, and warmer weather, but more importantly, Memorial Day is time for remembering those who have passed on whether through an actual combat death or from the rigors of life in general.

Latham Memorial Park - Dedication

Latham Memorial Family Park Dedication May 30, 2022 Starting Time: 12:45PM (North Oak Street/N Hwy 87 – across street from First Christian Church) Ribbon cutting for the Park will be at 1:00PM followed by the unveiling of the Wall, presentation of the Colors by the Color Guard, singing of the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, a Prayer, bagpipe playing of Amazing Grace, the Laying of Wreath and bell ringing, a thank you, Taps, Volley salute and a flyover. The event should end at approximately 2:15PM.

National News

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Winners of Publications Contest Announced

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has announced...

VFW Salutes Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage

WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) joins the nation in celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islan...



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.