Welcome to the Official Web Site of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6557

Pleasant Hill Memorial Post - AKA Mountain Top

Click here for the current Post News Letter

VETS HELPING VETS - RIFLE RAFFLE 2014 (Click here for details)

At this time we do not have an ATM machine at the post. Please do your banking before coming to the Post. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

ATTENTION IRAQI WAR VETS: If you have not already done so, the deadline for applying for the Ohio bonus is 31 Dec 2014. Contact your home county Veterans' Service Office for more info.

NOTICE!

  Due to safety concerns, the 200+ yard rifle range is permanently closed! There will be no shooting from the area between the pavilion and the stage.

 

 Volunteers are needed to help maintain the grounds throughout the summer. Bring your mower whenever you want, pick your patch and mow as much as you want. Day or evening - whatever your schedule allows. We recognize that many of our members have "Day Jobs" and have limited time to help. So any assistance whatever is appreciated!

 

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Mountain Top Memorial Post 6557 was established on November 18, 1973 in the rural Ludlow Falls/Pleasant Hill area. Since that time the Post has grown to it's present size and has become a force for cohesion in the area. Members of the post participate in the annual Pleasant Hill Memorial Day parade providing the honor guard and flags for the local cemetery among other civic activities.

 OUR MISSION:

To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.

OUR VISION:

Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.

OUR CORE VALUES:

* Always put the interests of our members first * Treat donors as partners in our cause * Promote patriotism * Honor military service * Ensure the care of veterans and their families * Serve our communities * Promote a positive image of the VFW * Respect the diversity of veteran opinions *

About Us:

The VFW traces its roots back to 1899  when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them,and they were left to care for themselves.

In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.

Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November, 2010. Annually, the 2.1 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary contribute more than 11 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.

From providing $2.5 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Veterans Administration to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.