VFW Post 56

VFW POST56 Veterans of Foreign Wars 
George Edward White Post 56
523 Cherokee Street, Leavenworth KS 66048

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"Your Home Town VFW"

George Edward White Post 56 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States been an active post since 1932, has over 1000 comrades on it's rolls and is the largest in the Deptartment of Kansas.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans' service organization composed of combat veterans and those who currently serve on active duty or in the Guard and Reserves.  Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation's largest organization of war veterans and is one of its oldest veterans' organizations.  With 2.2 million members located in 7,900 VFW Posts worldwide, the VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to "honor the dead by helping the living" through veterans service, legislative initiatives, youth scholarships, Buddy Poppy and national military service programs.  The VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 13 million hours annually in community service to the nation.

We are a historic Post. Located in Leavenworth, Kansas, we are one of the oldest VFW Post in Kansas and are located in the first city in Kansas. Our Post is within walking distance from the original Lewis and Clark route; we are near both the old Oregon and Santa Fe Trails. Our membership list of active and deceased combat veterans dates back to the Spanish American War of 1898. Fort Leavenworth is located within a few blocks of our Post and is the oldest military installation west of the Mississippi River. Located on the high bluffs over the Missouri River, Ft. Leavenworth's architecture is a blended mix of stately, red-brick homes and impressive modern brick facilities. A walk along Ft. Leavenworth's bluffs takes one past displays of civil war cannon and offers an incredible view of the Missouri River valley.

We are a modern Post. Many of our current combat veteran members are active duty personnel stationed at Fort Leavenworth. They are serving as students or faculty at the Command and General Staff College and in various garrison positions. We have members who serve in the Battle Command Training Program, the Center for Army Lessons Learned, the Combined Arms Center, the TRADOC Analysis Center, The National Simulation Center and many other programs important to today's Army. We have members who are currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and other areas of combat or hazardous duty.

We are a Post with a rich mix of life experience and sense of selfless service. We have combat veteran members whose service in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy is of today or was of yesterday or of yesteryear. We are a post that is committed to serving veterans and our local community. Please visit the other pages where we have a diverse set of photos, announcements, programs and library to get a sense of our involvement in things that matter.

We are a Post that wants to see you come through the front door. We offer a wide variety of things to do and we offer support. Whether you need a large room for an "off-site" meeting, our Post Hall for a party or just the opportunity to sit in the club and visit with others, like yourself, who are combat vets and who have been "down-range".
We are "Your Hometown VFW"


Members of George Edward White Post 56


If you are a veteran and interested in joining, please first check eligibility requirements and then call or come by the post for more information or an application. If not a veteran then please visit our Ladies Auxiliary and our Men's Auxiliary pages for more information.

You may follow this link to join online.  Online VFW Membership

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