9626 Rte. 22, Blairsville, PA 15717
Commander - Lawrence Backus
Quartermaster - Tom Lawton
VFW membership eligibility consists of three criteria:
• United States Citizenship
• Honorable Military Service
• Recognized Campaign Medal.
To become a member of VFW Post 5821:
• Contact Tom Lawton, e-mail (Qm@vfw5821.org) or call (724)-459-9894.
Proof of eligibility will require that you present a copy of your DD-214.
Blairsville VFW 5821 has the perfect hall rental option for multiple functions. We can comfortably accommodate 50 up to 250 people.
If you are interested in renting our hall and or pavilion for a function of your own, please call Karen Ammon at 724-388-7994 or Denise Nicely at 724-762-8496 for reservations or any questions you may have.
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Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.
We have ramped up our fight against predatory Claim Shark companies, those unaccredited agents who unabashedly target and ILLEGALLY take advantage of veterans wishing to file VA claims. Make no mistake about it, the proliferation of these illicit organizations is a threat both to veterans and the entire VA system.
And now, these shady Claim Sharks are not only swindling veterans out of thousands of dollars in fees, but they're working hard to try to legitimize their operations ... the VFW simply will NOT stand it. For any of it.
Please help put these Claim Sharks out of business! Review, keep handy and share our Claim Shark Fact Sheet far and wide to your networks using every tool available to you. Make sure to follow the VFW's social media accounts and amplify our posts, and be on the lookout for Action Alerts and other calls to action to join in the fight.
We have one hell of a fight ahead, but together, we can AND WILL put a stop to veterans falling victim to these bad actors.
PACT Act claim sharks are targeting veterans at unprecedented rates. If you've been on social media or checked your email inbox recently, you've no doubt received countless solicitations from law firms or agencies advertising their assistance with your VA claim in the wake of the PACT Act.
From our National Veterans Service experts, here are some important things to remember:
- NEVER PAY for claims assistance. Presumptive claims are straightforward and can easily be handled by any VA-accredited claims representative.
- File a claim for any PACT Act conditions.
- Contact a VFW Accredited Service Officer today to discuss the PACT Act and what it means for you.
- Hold off on committing to a Camp Lejeune lawsuit until VA publishes how the offset will affect your settlement and benefits.
- If you have been fighting for years, you may think a PACT Act claim will be complicated. Good news: Presumptive claims are some of the simplest claims because VA is conceding that your illness happened because you went somewhere bad.
Stay up-to-date with the PACT Act and what it means for your claim by visiting PACTActInfo.org.
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That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln