Mission of the VFW

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is a non-profit organization charged with assisting our nation's veterans and their families. Our mission is to promote camaraderie among United States veterans of foreign conflicts, and to better serve veterans, active military members and their families, and our communities while advocating on behalf of all veterans.

VFW building

This is the Post 7383 Christmas Tree on display in Downtown Park. It was put up and decorated by Post 7383 Auxiliary members. Note the several gold stars adorning the tree. They represent the American Gold Star Mothers. The name of the organization is derived from the World War I custom of the families of service members hanging a banner called a "service flag" in windows of their homes. The service flag carried a blue star for each family member currently on active duty. Gold stars represented those who had lost their lives in service. Mothers whose flags bore gold stars formed a group for mutual support. It is the most prestigious organization in our country that no one wants to join.

The Mayton Inn will make a donation to the group whose decorated tree receives the most votes in a contest put on by the town. After viewing the trees, you can vote at this web page.

Make a Donation to Post 7383

What better way is there to truly celebrate the Holiday Season than to make a charitable [and therefore tax-deductible] contribution to the Cary Franklin-Sloan Post 7383 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars?

The Post actively supports Dorcas Ministries and the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center on a year-round basis. In addition, the Post maintains a fund for the purpose of assisting any honorably-discharged veteran who finds himself or herself in financial difficulty. This fund is replenished by automatic deductions from various Post accounts and by many fund-raising efforts throughout the year, but it never seems to be enough. Every little bit helps.

Kristen "K-Bomb" McCabe, lead singer for OTB: Outside the Beltline, electrifies the house with her spectacular a capella rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner on Veterans Day in Post 7383's Canteen.

Dorcas Ministries Calendar
December 2017



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Post Location

522 Reedy Creek Rd.
Cary, NC 27513
Lat. 35.7974
Long. -78.7666


Mon. - Thurs. - 3 pm to 9 pm
Fri. & Sat. - Noon to 10 pm
Sun. - Noon to 7 pm