VFW Post 970 News

  • VFW Post 970 Leadership meetings are normally held every first Tuesday of each month at 1700 at the Row Kaka’ako. For more information, go to “About VFW Post 970” Meetings page.
  • VFW Post 970 meetings are normally held every second Thursday at 1900 at the Oahu Veterans Center. For more information, go to “About VFW Post 970” Meetings page.
  • Oahu Veterans Council meeting are normally held the fourth Saturday of each month at 0900 at the Oahu Veterans Center.
  • September 23, 2023: 1800-2100 VFW Post 970 Cigar Fundraiser at The Row Kaka’ako, $85 Presale tickets, $100 after September 10, 2023 and at the door. See event flyer.
  • September 30 – October 1, 2023: 1000-1700 Gun Show at the Neal Blaisdell Center.
  • October 12, 2023: VFW Post 970 Inspection

Past Events

  • VFW Day of Service May 6, 2023: Cleaned up the Korean/Vietnam Memorials on the State Capital grounds with VFW Post 1540.
  • April 4, 2023: Was the 50th Anniversary of the End of Operation Homecoming, the return of the POW from Vietnam. VFW Post 970 will have a small ceremony cross the street of the Hickam gas station/Firestone, see events for photos of last year’s event
  • March 18-19, 2023: 1000-1700 Gun Show at the Neal Blaisdell Center. VFW Post 970 has had a booth at the Gun Show since the early 2000’s. We share information with the community and act as an outreach to veterans.
  • November 11, 2022: Veterans Day Ceremonies: Waikiki Natatorium WWI Memorial, WWII Memorial, Korean/Vietnam Memorial, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Hickam Field Flagpole and Operation Homecoming Monuments
  • October 1-2, 2022: 1000-1700 Gun Show at the Neal Blaisdell Center. VFW Post 970 has had a booth at the Gun Show since the early 2000’s. We share information with the community and act as an outreach to veterans.
  • Voice of Democracy (VOD) and Patriot’s Pen scholarship program has started again. VOD audio-essay program provides high school students (grades 9-12) with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic themed recorded essay. The 2022-2023 theme is “Why is the Veteran Important?”. Patriot’s Pen essay contest encourages young minds (grades 6-8) to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300-400 word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme. The 2022-2023 theme is “My Pledge to Our Veterans”. Go to “Youth Scholarship & Education” under “Programs & Committees” for more information
  • July 23, 2022, 1800-2100 Our first Whiskey & Cigars Veterans Benefit event was held at the Row Kaka’ako. Thank you to all the organizations that supported this, It was a complete success. We are looking forward to do it again in the future.
  • May 30, 2022: Memorial Day 2022 Veterans Day Ceremonies: Waikiki Natatorium WWI Memorial, WWII Memorial, Korean/Vietnam Memorial, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Hickam Field Flagpole and Operation Homecoming Monuments
  • May 7, 2022: 0900-1100 VFW Day of Service. Joint project with VFW Post 1540. Cleaning up the Hawaii Korea-Vietnam War Memorial on the grounds of the Hawaii State Capitol.
  • April 16-17, 2022: Was our first VFW Post 970 Fundraiser at the Navy Exchange. Donations collected during a Buddy Poppy drive cannot go to support the Post, only money we collect during our fundraisers can go to help operate the Post.
  • April 4, 2022: Was the 49th Anniversary of the End of Operation Homecoming, the return of the POW from Vietnam. VFW Post 970 had a small ceremony cross the street of the Hickam gas station/Firestone, see events for photos. We are currently coordinating with JBPH-H if they are doing any ceremony for next year’s 50th
  • March 29, 2022: National Vietnam Veterans Day
    • 1000 Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
    • 1800 Parade in Waikiki.
  • March 12-13, 2022: The Gun Show at the Neal Blaisdell Center. VFW Post 970 has had a booth at the Gun Show since the early 2000’s to share information and benefits and as an outreach to veterans. This was the first Gun Show since the start of the pandemic.
  • October 15, 2021: We had our annual “Go Fish” booth at the NEX. Look under Events section, “Go Fish” for photograph.
  • September 20, 2021: Our Flag Depository Box was placed at the Oahu Veterans Center. Go to the “Events” page to see the photograph.