We reinvest in our Veterans and the Community
Boy Scouts of America: VFW Post 8545 has provided financial support to the local Eagle Scout program to further develop our local youth into civic minded citizens whose projects improve the quality of life of a variety of members within the community.
Reading Programs: Donations to community library reading programs designed to build the critical reading skills that will help our children develop a lifelong love of reading – and a solid foundation for academic success.
Post Color Guard: The Post provides a multi-service color guard at all major Smithfield events to promote a sense of patriotism and proudly display the National Ensign and service colors of our armed forces.
Memorial Day and Veterans Day Ceremony: Post volunteers play a key role in the set-up and conduct of these annual commemorations remembering those who died in service to our Nation and all those who served in the armed forces of the United States.
Adopt A Highway: VFW Post 8545 proudly maintains a three mile stretch of VA-10 reinforcing our pride in community and providing an example of leadership amongst our citizens.
Isle of Wight Veterans Commemorative Brick Program: The Smithfield Veteran’s Memorial (220 North Church Street) proceeds go to Post Veteran’s Relief fund.
Reserve Officer Training Corps: We regularly support the Smithfield High School JROTC program.
Honor Guard: We maintain an Honor Guard that assists with community parades, veteran’s funerals and ceremonial functions where our presence is requested.
Voice of Democracy Essay Program: VFW Post 8545 provides local high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in a democratic and patriotic-themed essay. Winners receive educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program