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"In war there is no substitute for victory.”
– General Douglas MacArthur

 
 
     
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VFW Member Meeting
Date: 12/27/2017
Location: VFW

VFW monthly meeting. 7PM
VFW Auxiliary Meeting
Date: 1/3/2018
Location: VFW

Monthly VFW Auxiliary meeting, 7pm
House Committee Meeting
Date: 1/10/2018
Location: VFW

House Committee will meet at 7pm.
VFW Members Meeting
Date: 1/31/2018
Location: VFW

The VFW monthly Members meeting will be held at 7pm.
Super Bowl Party
Date: 2/4/2018
Location: VFW

Doors open at 530pm party starts at 6pm TICKET ONLY EVENT
VFW Car Show
Date: 4/21/2018
Location: VFW

10am-3pm Cost: 13 pre-registration by April 14th, / 15 day of show Location Information: Car Show is located right off the Susquehanna River in the parking lot of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post 8185). Boating & fishing are available nearby. 13 pre-registration by April 14th, / 15 day of show. (Rain date May 5th) Spectators are free. Awards given after ballots are counted. 11 classes of vehicles, 22 Trophies plus 1 Best of Show, Truck Class and also VFW Post 8185 Commander's Choice Award. Voting is 50% registered vehicles and 50% spectators. All vehicles of interest are welcome: Old & New, Street Rods, Classics, Trucks, Customs, Pro-Street. Dash plaques given to first 70 cars registered!!! Price includes 1 free hot dog and 1 free soda or beer. Lots of door prizes & 50/50 & Raffles. Music provided by DJ. Refreshments and food available. Entertainment in the VFW Includes a game-room with 2 pool tables and 5 slot machines, Md lottery machine, plus wide screen TV’s to watch sports, etc. and a juke box. Need cash an ATM on site. The VFW is a non-profit charity that supports our veterans and also local charities, including scholarship programs for local high schools. For Information, Directions or Pre-Registration: Call Bruce Edwards at 410-642-2847 or 443-206-1588 (cell) or e-mail PortDepositVFW@aol.com or Bruceqmstr@aol.com
Wecome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration
Date: 3/30/2018
Location: Martins West, 6817 Dogwood Rd. Baltimore, MD 21244

Gilchrist is pleased to invite Vietnam Veterans and their families to join us for a program in honor of their service to our country. A complimentary breakfast will be served.
Legislative ConferenceVOD, Washington, DC
Date: 3/2/2019
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Legislative ConferenceVOD, Washington, DC
Date: 3/3/2019
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Legislative ConferenceVOD, Washington, DC
Date: 3/4/2019
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Legislative ConferenceVOD, Washington, DC
Date: 3/5/2019
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Legislative ConferenceVOD, Washington, DC
Date: 3/6/2019
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VFW National Convention, Orlando, FL
Date: 7/20/2019
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VFW National Convention, Orlando, FL
Date: 7/21/2019
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VFW National Convention, Orlando, FL
Date: 7/22/2019
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VFW National Convention, Orlando, FL
Date: 7/23/2019
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VFW National Convention, Orlando, FL
Date: 7/24/2019
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VFW National Council of Administration, Kansas City, MO
Date: 8/24/2019
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VFW National Council of Administration, Kansas City, MO
Date: 8/25/2019
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VFW National Convention, Reno, NV
Date: 7/18/2020
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VFW National Convention, Reno, NV
Date: 7/19/2020
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VFW National Convention, Reno, NV
Date: 7/20/2020
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VFW National Convention, Reno, NV
Date: 7/22/2020
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VFW National Convention, Reno, NV
Date: 7/21/2020
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Legislative ConferenceVOD, Washington, DC
Date: 3/7/2019
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VFW National Convention, Kansas City, MO
Date: 7/21/2018
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VFW National Convention, Kansas City, MO
Date: 7/22/2018
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VFW National Convention, Kansas City, MO
Date: 7/23/2018
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VFW National Convention, Kansas City, MO
Date: 7/24/2018
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VFW National Convention, Kansas City, MO
Date: 7/25/2018
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To obtain Honor Post - must be 100 membership on record on National Memstats as of December 31
Date: 12/31/2017
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To obtain Honor Post - must be 100 membership on record on National Memstats as of December 31
Meeting in Flint
Date: 6-5-2014 at 6PM
Location: Flint, Michigan

Department Convention Flint Gateway
 

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.

 

"Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over". With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!!

If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.

 

 

 
   
 

Welcome to Post 8185

 
Recent Events & Photos
 
 


VFW Post 8185 is located on HWY 222 in Port Deposit Maryland. Our post is named in honor of Army Private Jerry Skrivanek.

Private Jerry Skrivanek (1917-1943) was the first man from Port Deposit Maryland killed in action in World War II. He died July 23, 1943 in the Sicily campaign in Italy. Jerry Skrivanek didn't rise to a high military rank; his highest rank was Private at 26 years old. Local veterans wanted to ensure his name would carry on in perpetuity.

We host an Auxiliary Charter, Honor Guard, and Canteen.

 

We also offer different themed food nights!!!!! A little something for everyone.



 

 



 

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."
 
     
 
   
 

VFW POST 8185 News

 
 

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We have a Twitter account. Check us out!!!!!!! VFW8185

   
 
   

Burger night Wednesday
Burger night Wednesday

   
 
   
 

Statewide News

 
 

Veterans Day Video

   
 
   

VFW Bass Pro Shops Raffle Winners 2017
VFW Bass Pro Shops Raffle Winners 2017!!!

   
 
   
 

National News

 
 

VFW Salutes United States Army for 241 Years of Service
Our nation’s soldiers are America’s true heroes.
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – June 14, 2016, marks the 241st year of service from the United States Army. The U.S. Army has evolved drastically since it was originally organized as the Continental Army in 1775; battlefields have transformed, weaponry has evolved, faces have come and gone, military uniforms have varied, but one thing holds fast: the bravery and the heart of the individuals who wear the uniform, and their commitment to their mission.

   
 
   

VFW to Deliver Veterans’ Voice to Congress
2017 Legislative Conference runs Feb. 26 - March 2 in Washington

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Next weekend, more than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the nation’s largest and oldest war veterans’ organization begin rallying in Washington, D.C., to voice the concerns of veterans directly with the nation’s lawmakers during the 2017 VFW Legislative Conference, Feb. 26 – March 2.

   
 
   
 
 
   
 

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Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.  
- General George Patton Jr

 

 

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