Are you interested in becoming a member of the VFW?

Join Our VFW Post 4549!

Contact our Post Commander or Quartermaster:  (618) 546-5140


Contact Our Department Membership Chairman at:
or call (618) 544-8141 (work); evenings (618) 544-8562

        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.
       What we all have in common 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.

Note: On October 9, 2005, membership eligibility was expanded to include the following:

· Afghanistan Campaign Medal
· Iraq Campaign Medal
· Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
· Combat Action Badge
· SSBN Nuclear Deterrent Patrol Breast Insignia


By joining the VFW family today, you can make a difference in your community tomorrow.

Life Membership

By becoming a VFW Life Member, you make a lifetime commitment to serving your fellow service members and veterans. That's something to take great pride in.

You can also enjoy many great benefits of being a life member! You will:

  • Avoid annual dues and renewals.
  • Maintain your membership in any Post you choose, worldwide!
  • Never pay an increase in dues—Guaranteed!
  • Receive a 10% discount on exclusive VFW Store merchandise for the first year. 
You can become a VFW Life Member by making a one-time payment as shown below. You can also pay for your Life Membership through our installment plan, with an initial $45 payment, with the Life Membership amount billed over an 11-month period as shown in the table below. 

Age attained             Payment in Full             Installment Plan Option                             
 on Dec. 31st                       Total:                   Initial Fee:        11 payments of: 

Through Age 30              $425.00                  $45.00               $38.64  

31-40                                  $410.00                  $45.00                $37.27  

41-50                                  $375.00                  $45.00                $34.09  

51-60                                  $335.00                  $45.00                $30.45  

61-70                                  $290.00                  $45.00                $26.36  

71-80                                  $225.00                  $45.00                $20.45  

81 and over                     $170.00                  $45.00                $15.45  

 Payment Plan Terms & Conditions: The VFW Life Membership installment plan allows any VFW member/applicant to purchase a Life Membership by making an initial payment of $45.00 and (11) monthly payments. The member will be issued an annual membership card and can elect, upon receipt of the first monthly invoice, to pay via check, credit card or ACH Debit. The applicable Life Membership fee is to be determined from the schedule using the applicant’s age on Dec. 31 of the installment plan year in which the application is submitted, regardless of actual date of birth. A permanent Life Membership card will be issued upon completion of this agreement


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