Memorial Parkway Flags
The United States flag may be special to all Americans, but the flag has always had a special meaning to veterans. Veterans see in this symbol the pride of the men and women who have served and sacrificed so much for the benefit of our country. So, since 2003, Post 63 has had the honor to maintain the U.S. flags on the Veterans Memorial Parkway.
The flags, both US and the POW/MIA flags, are provided by the post and replaced when tattered and weathered. Help has come from Garden City, ACHD, and even Alloway Electric for lift equipment in the past, but the flags have been supplied by members of VFW Post 63. It is a privilege and a service that is an honor for our comrades to perform.
Many people have wondered about these flags and how they can donate to help maintain their upkeep. It is simple, send checks to the VFW Post 63. Put “Veterans Memorial Flags” in the memo field to make sure your check gets to the right fund.
Send Checks to:
Commander, Post 63
Boise, ID 83709
One Veteran on a Mission to Help Another
A Boise veteran and his wife have a new wheelchair ramp and deck, an accessible shower, and a new roof due to the hard work and determination of a fellow veteran who saw his need. A veteran and member of the Capitol City Post 63 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wes Worcester organized, raised funds, and really drove the project to ensure that his VFW comrade had a safe and secure place to live.
Wes says that helping veterans is why he belongs to the VFW.
The project began as members of VFW Post 63 visited his home and became aware of fellow veteran’s needs. Wes began searching for funds and volunteers. He searched around the local area for donated labor and materials and he found them.
100th Year VFW Coin
Become a Member of the Ladies or Mens Auxiliary
The members of the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary and Men’s Auxiliary seek to support our nations’ veterans by serving active-duty military personnel and their families. We also look to better our communities through volunteerism and patriotic education.
Wives, widows, mothers, foster and stepmothers (who have performed the duties of parents), grand-mothers, daughters, granddaughters, foster and stepdaughters (who attained that status prior to age 16 and for whom the duties of parents were performed), sisters, half sisters, foster and stepsister (who attained that status prior to age 16) of persons who were or are eligible for the VFW may join this elite support group. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and be at least 16 years old.
The Post general meeting and the Ladies Auxiliary meeting are held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 1900 hrs. The Mens Auxiliary meeting is held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 1900 hrs.
See the Calendar for more activities at the Post.
Making Dues Payments Automatic
FW has a new feature available on the eMembership Web site that allows members to set up automatic payment of dues. Once a member sets it up, it continues until cancelled or, in the case of an installment plan, until all scheduled payments are made.
See the VFW eMembership site for more details.
Buy a Brick!
Capitol City VFW Post 63 has created a 'Patriot's Walk' in Veteran's Memorial Park at the corner of State St. and Veteran's Parkway. The Patriot's Walk is paved with engraved bricks that memorialize Veterans of the United States Armed Services.
You may purchase one more bricks for any veteran: family member, friend, etc. The bricks make wonderful gifts for a veteran's birthday, Christmas or other occasion.