History of Post 1 was last modified: November 18th, 2014 by VFW Post 1
Naming the VFW
Initially, the organization was known as the National Society of the Army of the Philippines. On September 17th, 1914 at a conference at the Schenley Hotel in Pittsburgh, the VFW was formed with the merger of several Spanish-American War veteran groups.
Naming the VFW was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by VFW Post 1
1957 | Ray Starkey Becomes Post 1 Chaplain
Ray is our longest serving member and our current chaplain.
Ray joined Post 1 in 1951, serving in all levels for the Post; Junior and Senior Vice Commander, Commander (’79-’80) and Chaplain from ’57-’58 and ’88 to present. Ray knew a couple of the founders of the VFW. In 1957, one of the founders, William Watson, swore Ray in as the Post Chaplain.
1957 | Ray Starkey Becomes Post 1 Chaplain was last modified: October 6th, 2014 by VFW Post 1