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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13

 
 
     
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Monthly Dinner and Music
Date: 10/27/2018
Location: Post 8185

It will be either POTLUCK type meal or food from the kitchen. Usually Italian Sausage or Bratwurst. Music from DJ DaveyB
Tim Desmond
Date: 11/10/2018
Location: Post 8185

Tim Desmond will be at the post singing and playing modern music with the guitar. 6-9
Bull and Oyster Roast
Date: 2/23/2019
Location: Port Deposit VFW

Doors open 12 Noon Band 1-6 Pm Feast 1-6 Pm Food 2-5 pm Featuring the Band One Eyed Jacks Catering Done by Pit Stop Pit Beef Menu Bull & Oyster Roast Raw Oysters on a half shell Pit Beef, Ham and Turkey Italian Meatballs Sweet & Hot Italian Sausage with Onions & Peppers Mashed Potatoes French Style Green beans Cole Slaw pasta Salad Veggie Tray Cheese tray Dinner Rolls & Butter MD Red Crab Soup Sheet Cake Draft Beer (Miller Lite & Yuengling - No Pitchers) Tickets Include AYCE on site, Draft Beer (no Pitchers) Soda, Water & Coffee Cash Bar Tickets: 50 in advance/55 at the door (limited supply at door) Tables of 8 Reserved: 350.00 To Order Tickets Call Bruce (443) -206-1588 or at VFW Post 8185 (at the bar) Make checks payable to VFW Post 8185
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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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

 
 

VFW Annual Car Show
Ready to see some great cars??? Come spend the day at the VFW where cars, food, music and fun will be. Family friendly

   
 
   

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration
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.

   
 
   
 

Statewide News

 
 

Introducing the North Carolina Winner of the Voice of Democracy essay contest
The VFW's Voice of Democracy competition allows high school students to compete for more than $2.1 million in scholarships and incentives.

   
 
   

Vietnam Veterans Education Campaign
Are you a qualifying Veteran exposed to AGENT ORANGE?

   
 
   
 

National News

 
 

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.

   
 
   

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.

   
 
   
 
 
   
 

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"It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it."
   - General Robert E. Lee

 

 

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ~John Maxwell

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