History of VFW Post 1
VFW Post 1 is the first and oldest VFW Post in existence.
It was founded in 1899 by members of the First Colorado Volunteers returning from the Philippines during the Spanish American War and
commanded by General Irving Hale.
The first meeting took place in the Colorado State Capitol on Dec. 1, 1899 and the organization has been meeting every month since. The Post is named for Captain John S. Stewart (Company A, Colorado) who was killed on March 25th, 1899 in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.
He was much beloved by his troops.