Putnam's Home for Veterans
Putnam Connecticut
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.
Commander's Message:  We are here for you.  Without you, we have no purpose, and that is the silent killer of today's Veterans.  Let us help you.
Our Post is made up of not just the Veterans who deployed to Conflict Zones, but also the VFW Auxiliary, which is the Family of those who have deployed to conflict zones.  Their support of our programs and activities makes our mission all the more important.  The members of the Auxiliary know what it's like to be a Family member to a Service Member and the unique benefits and conflicts that come with being a family member.  Be sure to check out the Auxiliary's "About" section if you are a Family Member of a combat deployed Veteran.
Lastly, the Putnam VFW has the unique pleasure of working with the local Friends of VFW Post 1523, who are just Community Members that are dedicated to assisting us with our missions here at the Post!


     A Post for the Veterans and their Families of the Putnam CT area.  A place of like-minded Veterans to relax and/or give back to the Putnam Community and the surrounding towns.  We strive to ensure Domestic Tranquility, promote the General Welfare, and Secure the Blessings of Liberty that we fought for, for our selves, our families and our neighbors.  If we don't do this, what were we doing when we served?
     We provide:  VA Benefits Counseling and Assistance, Catering, Banquet Hall space, Celebration of Life Services, Canteen liberties, Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Karaoke, Bingo Charity Fundraisers, Assorted Charity Fundraising, Scholarships, Community Outreach, Town of Putnam Veteran's Advisory Committee Members, Town of Putnam Parade Committee Members, Town of Putnam Veteran's Park Committee Members.
"That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies."

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Membership Details

As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

Assistance & Benefits

Assistance & Benefits

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

Post News

Important Info for Post1523 Members


A birds eye view of events for the next few months

Church Services

Join us each weekend for a church service at The Gathering Place.

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

CT Veterans

Access Government Services Faster and Easier. The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Application allows Connecticut Veterans and residents to access crisis assistance by phone, text, and online chat.

No One Knows how I Feel

Luster & McCoy - No One Knows How I Feel (Patriotic Tribute) aka "You Are Not Alone"

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW Remembers Pearl Harbor

WASHINGTON - Dec. 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) encourages all Americans to p...

VFW Action Alert: Stop Claim Sharks Now

A Claim Shark is an individual or company that charges hefty fees to "assist" or "consult" veterans and survivors with filing their VA benefits cla...