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A Word of Thanks: Help VFW Post 1 Finish the Veteran Community Center

November 10, 2021

In honor of Veterans Day, VFW Post 1 was featured on Next with Kyle Clark: Word of Thanks. The Post needs to raise $244,000 to finish renovations and open the Veteran Community Center.

Years after getting back their cherished neon sign, VFW Post 1 still hasn't been able to hang it

September 24, 2021

VFW Post 1, in Denver, was the first Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in the country. That’s part of the reason why some of its oldest members revere the post’s nostalgic neon sign as a piece of Colorado history.

VFW Magazine selects VFW Post 1 as the #StillServing Post of the Month for May 2021

May 05, 2021

VFW Post 1 was selected by the Veterans of Foreign Wars as the May 2021 #StillServing Post of the Month.

Denver's VFW Post 1 'Missing Out On Helping People'

November 11, 2020

VFW Post 1 operates as an art gallery and provides mental health and wellness services to veterans in need.

Denver’s VFW Post 1 is more than a VFW and more than an art gallery

August 9, 2018

Art is both business and therapy for veterans here.

Nation's first-ever VFW doubles as an impressive art gallery for Denver

August 9, 2018

In keeping with the character of their neighborhood, the VFW 1, on Santa Fe Drive, serves as a venue for art.

Actress Ann-Margret in Denver to receive VFW lifetime service award: “I love my guys”

December 7, 2016

Singer-actress Ann-Margret, 75, circled back Sunday night, dining and conversing at the Brown Palace Hotel with 400 war veterans and their families…

Original neon sign from Denver's VFW Post 1 found and restored

October 18, 2016

You’d think a 15-foot neon sign, like the one that hung outside of VFW Post 1, couldn’t go missing. But it did.

Vision for a new VFW: To see the future, look to the past

July 18, 2016

If you want to know about the future of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine ​veteran John Holland will take you to a graveyard.

Astronaut Scott Kelly Inducted Into VFW Post #1 On Its 116th Founders Banquet From Space

December 7, 2015

The Atlas 5 Rocket, made by Colorado’s United Launch Alliance, took off from Cape Canaveral on Sunday to bring vital supplies to the International Space Station.

First VFW in America serves Thanksgiving meal to vets and homeless in Denver The Denver Post

November 26, 2015

Marine veteran Kyle Kelly lost his left leg just above the knee because of deteriorating health symptoms he attributes to Gulf War Syndrome…

VFW Post 1 attracts new generation of vets

November 10, 2015

A Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Denver Trades Beer for a Sun Salute

October 17, 2015

DENVER — At a meeting in the country’s oldest Veterans of Foreign Wars post, a Marine began by asking members to close their eyes and inhale.

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