God Found Some Of the Strongest Americans....And Made Them Veterans !
What is a Veteran?

A "Veteran" whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserved - is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to, and including his life."

That is honor!

"We Honor the Dead by Helping the Living”
Vilano Beach VFW Veterans are NEVER "Off The Clock"
If You Are Lucky Enough To Live On Vilano Beach....You Are Lucky Enough...
The Veteran's Florida Beach Destination

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We will meet the 1st
Monday of the
month at:
The North Beach
Community Center
120 Meadow St
Off of A-1-A
at 1900 Hours
A. J. Sartin
Vilano Beach VFW
Post Commander
Help Name the Island



Vilano Beach VFW, Inc. ("Vilano Beach VFW") is an IRC§501(c)(19) exempt organization, FEIN 46-4194859,  with the Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  Contributions are Deductible from Taxable Federal income as charitable donations under IRC§170 and/or IRC§6115. Vilano Beach VFW does not use professional solicitors.  100% of funds received benefit the missions of Vilano Beach VFW.  For financial or additional information, please mail your request to our post office box.

VFW Post 12142 seeks Members and Community Support

Starting a VFW Post means making it relevant to the new generation of War Veterans, Armed Services personnel, their families and the Community.  It means correcting misconceptions and breathing life into an organization, that some still view as a place where old men wear special caps, and gather just to trade war stories.

Furthermore, it means having a permanent place for Veterans to meet, in Northern St. Johns County and on Vilano Beach. There’s a severe lack of facilities  to meet the needs of local Veterans around the Northeast Florida Airport, Nocatee, The World Golf Village and points West. A lot of the Veterans can't drive 20 or 40 miles to another Post on the mainland in South St. Johns County or to Jacksonville, especially at night. 

With roots tracing back to 1899, the VFW has a history of serving as a strong voice for Veterans, helping them access services and benefits promised by the government. Sartin envisions the same at the local level for the Post. He said support for a VFW Post can be especially helpful to all War Veterans.  Besides helping members get what they’ve earned and cut through the bureaucratic tape, the Post provides endless support and camaraderie.

The experience of serving in the Military is a unique one, with commonalities that cross time and generations.  What makes the VFW different from some other Military Organizations is all of its members have served in harm’s way to protect and defend the Country and have a special bond of experience forged in sacrifice and danger.

The fundamental difference between the VFW and other Veterans Organizations, and one in which we take great pride, is our eligibility qualifications. Membership in the VFW is limited to those on active duty or honorably discharged who have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in a War, Insurrection, or Expedition, or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay, Sartin added.

Membership in the VFW is available as Annual Membership with annual dues or as Life Membership with a one-time membership fee (calculated by your age).  Annual membership dues are currently $45.00.

Potential Vilano Beach VFW Post members having any questions, contact us at VilanoBeachVFW@att.net  

Please Join Us TODAY - Lets Make Our Island PROUD !                 

We now have a new meeting location.  We meet the first Monday of each month at the North Beach Community Center at 120 Meadow Avenue, off of A1A, 8 blocks North of the Usina Bridge, behind the old Fire House.

Regular Post meeting at 7pm.

Our Ladies Auxiliary meet the First Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm

This location is handicap accessible !

We are looking for a permanent location in Vilano Beach.  If you know of a property that is available - Please let us know!

Click HERE To See If You Are Eligible To Join The VFW

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You can pick up an application at our regular First Monday Of The Month Meeting

Meetings are the FIRST Monday of Each Month @ 1900 (7pm)

Post Mailing Address:

Vilano Beach VFW Post 12142

P.O. Box 2075, St. Augustine, FL 32085

eMail VilanoBeachVFW@att.net

Telephone: 904-669-1946


VFW Purpose sec 230102 of the Congressional Charter

The purposes of the corporation are fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational, and are:

1. to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members;
2. to assist worthy comrades;
3. to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their widows and orphans;
4. to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its constitution and laws;
5. to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; and
6. to preserve and defend the United States from all enemies.

It's not the price you pay to belong.  It's the price you paid to be eligible.

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