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VFW Post 577

National Nonprofit

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 nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. 

From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.

Ratings & Reviews

Terron S

Submitted January 27, 2016

The VFW is a great advocate for our veterans and serves as a means for veterans of all generations to connect.

Floyd G

Submitted August 22, 2014

VFW Post 577 Tulsa Ok.- This post is very active helping and serving Veterans in Tulsa. They have a nice facility with a club upstairs. They raise money for scholarships, outreach programs and community services to help veterans and their families. They are very active on the Tulsa Mayor council and on the 3rd Thursday they facilitate the meeting for Tulsa. Their outreach programs help homeless Veterans. They also assist returning Veterans to help find employment.

David D

Submitted August 21, 2014

The people at the VFW Post 577 are very friendly and eager to help any Veteran with their military paperwork. Calvin, their service officer, is standing by to summit claims to the VA weekly. He was explaining to me that there are many homeless veterans that would not be homeless if they would only come talk to him. I would say to all the VFW Post 577 members, "Thank You for your service, it is people like you that make the United States of America a great place to live".

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  1109 E. 6th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120
  (918) 585-9148
  Annual and lifetime memberships available.