Now hear this... from the Commander

Welcome to our post web site.

I hope our members, family and friends will come to use the site to find out more about local events and items of local interest as well as use this site to search the internet for VFW related information.

If you have any suggestions for content to add to our site, that would make it more useful to our membership, please contact our webmaster.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members for all their hard work during the last year.

Yours in Comradeship
Bill Meyer, Post Commander

Post Banquet Hall Renovated
and Available for Rentals

The Red Hook VFW Post 7765 is proud to make our newly renovated banquet hall available to the public for events such as general parties, birthday parties, engagements, weddings, retirement parties, business seminars, conferences & parties and funeral receptions.

Please contact the event chairman, Quartermaster Don Tochterman at the post 845-758-6212. To look at the facility call and make an appointment. Post is located on 30 Elizabeth Street, Red Hook, NY 12571

The following Banquet Hall Rental Forms can be reviewed, downloaded and printed so potential renters understand all the information required:

A recent wedding reception set up by professional event designer!

Red Hook VFW Post 7765 is happy to announce a grant of $5,000 received from Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation for purchase of new round tables for our renovated banquet hall. The presentation was made at the post's member meeting, Monday, February 12 in the new banquet hall. Pictured: Past Commander William Moore receiving the award from John E. Finch, Jr., Executive Director, Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation, looking on are MaryRose Warcholak, V.P. Ulster Savings Bank, and Ulster Savings Bank Red Hook Branch Manager, Dora Visbeck.

VFW Post 7765 announces GoFundMe Campaign to raise money for our banquet hall renovation!

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be most effective our GoFundMe campaign must include your continued participation.

FIRST: If you are able, please make a donation of any size, any contribution is very much appreciated.

SECOND: PLEASE SHARE the GoFundMe campaign post with as many of your friends either on Facebook or via Email as possible. TIP: Include (Tag) the names of your friends in your share post so they are sure to see it!

THIRD: If you do not want to make an online contribution we will accept cash donations or checks at the post (open daily at 3pm). Mail checks made to VFW Post 7765 (memo: Hall Renovation) to PO Box 293, Red Hook, NY 12571


Thank you Ulster Savings Bank
for hosting our VFW information table
in your lobby from Mid-July until the end of August!

WWII Veteran Jack Herron
turned 100 years old 2016

Pictures from his party at Elks Club Sat., Jan. 9, 2016


Men's Auxiliary Oktoberfest
was a big success! Thank You!

Congratulations Men's Auxiliary Celebrates 10 Years
At Red Hook VFW Post 7765!

Red Hook Post 7765 Honor Guard led the
Community Parade Hardscrabble Day Sat. Sep. 20


On Facebook
(Click here to link to VFW 7765 Facebook page)

Purchase Memorial Bricks
at the Red Hook Veterans Memorial
See Info Sheet and Reservation Form

Return the F.A.V.O.R.
(Find and Assist Veterans of Record)


  • VISIT the Veterans Services Office - 4th Floor, County Office Building, 22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Monday thru Friday 9am-4pm

  • BRING photo identification and proof of honorable discharge. If your papers are already files with the County Clerk, only photo identification is necessary

  • FILL OUT the information form provided by Veterans Services

  • PROCEED to the County Clerk's Office on the 1st Floor. Press the J category at the customer service booth.

  • RECEIVE your official Dutchess County Veteran's Identification card


  • JOIN us as a participating merchant in appreciating our Veterans of Record

  • YOU determine your level of participation or special service you might officer to our Veterans of Record

  • WHEN you join, you will be listed on our website as a participating merchant

  • RECEIVE a distinctive window sticker indentifying you as a "Return the F.A.V.O.R. participating business

For more information, to view participating merchants or to obtain an application form, please visit: The County Page.


Vietnam War 50th Anniversary

The Department of Defense Department has begun a project to pay
tribute to the nation's Vietnam War veterans. At the
center of the
project is the website
"50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration", which will serve as a clearinghouse for information
on the war once it is fully functional this spring. The new website will chronicle facts, provide educational materials and offer resources for
a commemorative partners program, which will offer guidance and
materials for organizations to conduct their own Vietnam War commemoration activities.

Attention, Town of Red Hook Veterans
We are updating our veterans list for
Korea, Vietnam and Iraq.
If you served in any of these conflicts, please call
Mrs. Fell 845-758-2433

1. Must be a Town of Red Hook resident
    when you went into the service
2. Korea 1950-1953
3. Vietnam 1961-1973
4. Iraq 2003 to present
5. Overseas duty not required



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Click here for review of 2008 Post News

Local Military News...
(Articles culled from local media - direct links to source pages approved)

Click here to see 2008 Local Military News Articles

Constitution of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

The objectives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars are
Fraternal, Patriotic, Historical 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,

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.




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