Elma, Marilla, Wales - EMW - Rademacher VFW Post 5861
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.


Keep up-to-date on how the VFW is working to improve the quality of life for veterans, service members & their families and the community.


Please spread the word about our website. There is a small cost associated with hosting this site. If there is not proof of use, the members of our post will not fund it after January 2020.
We are especially interested in reaching new potential members.

- Website Admin 

September 30, 2019
- Loaded latest copy of Post Newsletter
- Updated calendar 
July 30, 2019
- I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer.
- Since creation of this website, I get emails weekly from different mesothelioma resources. I get so many from so many different places, I am starting to not trust any of them. For fear of passing on a scam, I am removing these resources and will not place any new resources of this type on our page. 
June 20, 2019
- Updated WNY military events
May 17, 2019
- Updated WNY military events 
May 3, 2019
- Updated WNY military events and the VA Benefits Bulletin 
April 19,2019
- Organized Mesothelioma resources into a single page with links
- Added page for Buffalo Stand Down
- Added additional Veteran discounts 
April 10, 2019
- Check out the Buffalo Stand Down 2019 page here.
April 8, 2019
-  Links provided for April's WNY military events and the VA Benefits Bulletin.
March 8, 2019
- Added VA Benefits Bulletin to Resources page 
March 7, 2019
- Updated Calendar and Post Officers.
- Newsletter can now be found in the Members Only section.
  - - This requires you to login as a member.
  - - To receive a login password, please request one by email to vfw5861@gmail.com.
- You can also subscribe to receive the Newsletter via email by completing the request form above this section 
February 19, 2019
- Added The Mesothelioma Guide to the Resources page  
February 12, 2019
- Updated Veteran's Discounts page
February 10, 2019
- A link is now provided for the flyer of WNY military events from the VA Hospital Peer-to-Peer Support Office.  You can find the link under News & Events.


News & Events

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Membership Details

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.

Assistance & Benefits

Assistance & Benefits

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.

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

Overseas Veteran JULY-SEPT-OCT-2019-2019

DOC is SR Vice

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 25, 2018) — William J. "Doc” Schmitz, of Corning, N.Y., was elected Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. on July 25, 2018, at the 118th VFW National Convention in Kansas City, MO.

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW Celebrates the Service, Sacrifice of All Veterans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - To the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Monday, November 11 means, and always will mean, more to the more than 1.6 mil...

VFW Witnesses Landmark Presidential Signing of the POW MIA Flag Act

WASHINGTON - Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) stood in solidarity with fellow members of the Veterans Service Organization (VSO) community as President ...



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.