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VFW Post 605: Remembering and Honoring our Veterans

In the United States, Veterans Day is a special day – a day to Remember, to Honor, and to Thank those who have selflessly gone whenever and wherever they were called. In Europe, this day is commemorated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, commemorating the end of the World War I. Post 605 is unique in the size of its footprint – although the Post is headquartered in France, its members span numerous countries and U.S States. As such, the Post had a global Veteran’s Day celebration.


VFW Post 605 Remembers: 79th Anniversary of the Liberation of Paris

Benjamin Franklin VFW Post 605 stood in solidarity with French veterans at ceremonies in Issy-Les-Moulineax honouring sacrifices made to liberate the capital of France.


Post 605 Commander Elected to Lead the Department of Europe

Mark Primmer of Paris, France, was elected Sunday as department commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Department of Europe. He was installed by Past VFW Commander-in-Chief Paul Spera, and will lead the 15,000+ combat veterans of the European VFW for the next year.


Annual Banquet Strengthens Franco-American Veteran Community

Benjamin Franklin Post 605 Paris, France welcomed over 60 guests to its Annual Banquet held at the Palais du Luxembourg, Paris for a wonderful evening of Franco-American unity with participants from the Union Nationale des Combattants / section d'Issy-les-Moulineaux, VFW Auxiliary, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts.


Post 605 Honors its Namesake - Benjamin Franklin

Celebrating the birthday of one of our nation's founding fathers and the first U.S. Ambassador to France, Paris veterans honored the man called the "first American" whose name we include in the full title of our post - the Benjamin Franklin VFW Post 605.


Remembering WWII B-17 Crew That Perished Saving French City

Benjamin Franklin VFW Post 605 stood with U.S. Ambassador Mrs. Denise Campbell Bauer today in the 79th commemorative ceremony in remembrance of a B-17 that crashed in Wissous, France; just outside of Paris near the Orly Airport.


VFW Post 605 Celebrates Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude. Our American traditions of celebrating Thanksgiving are rooted in the spirit of unity and charity. Remembering this, the Benjamin Franklin VFW Post 605 organized a community wide Thanksgiving Dinner celebration at the Ecole Militaire in Paris on November 24th.


Remembering 9/11

On this 21st anniversary of 9/11, we paused to reflect on the terror attacks on our country, our fellow Americans that were killed, and the self-sacrifice of so many heroes born from Sept. 11, 2001.


VFW Post 605 Remembers Those Who Died to Free Paris in August 1944

Benjamin Franklin VFW Post 605 stood in solidarity with French veterans at ceremonies in Paris and in Issy-Les-Moulineax.


VFW Post 605 Salutes US Army Rangers

On August 18, 2022, Benjamin Franklin VFW Post 605 Paris proudly supported the French non-profit organization, Remembering Americans in Europe, in dedicating a monument honoring the 1st Ranger Battalion on the beach in Dieppe, Normandy, France.


Commemoration of the Victory of May 8, 1945

77 years ago, freedom triumphed over oppression. Today we honored the Franco-American alliance that fought to defend our common values.


Department of Europe among winners

Congratulations to Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander’s Challenge Winners !


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VFW Celebrates Armed Forces Day


VFW Expresses Concern Over Erroneous VA Bonuses


Cornerstone Caregiving Donates More than $100,000 to the VFW


Chief's Commentary: Aid for Allies Must Include Support for American Defenders


VFW Expresses Support for Free Speech, Not Violence on College Campuses


VFW Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


Burger King Franchisees Give Back to Troops This May


National Publications Contest Winners Announced for 2023-24


VFW Honors the Nation's Gulf War Veterans


Country Music Superstar Joins VFW in Asking America to 'Return the Favor'


VFW Announces Third Annual Day of Service


VFW Honors National Vietnam War Veterans Day


New Course Spotlights '15 Things Veteran Service Officers Want You To Know'


VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest


VFW National Commander Addresses SXSW Boycott over US Army Sponsorship


VFW Now Accepting Applications for its Annual Youth Scholarship Contests


Levin Receives VFW Congressional Award


VFW Calls on Congress to 'Meet the Challenge' for Veterans


VFW 2024 National Youth Scholarship Winners Named


VFW Celebrates Women's History Month


VFW DAV and PVA Release Independent Budget Recommendations for the Department of Veterans Affairs


VFW Action Alert: Claim Sharks Are Illegal


VFW Washington Conference App Now Available


VFW Celebrates National Black History Month


VFW Expresses Condolences, Concerns for Troops in Middle East After Deadly Drone Attack


$1.3M Donated by Sport Clips Haircuts for VFW Help A Hero Scholarships for Veterans


VFW Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


Season's Greetings from the VFW


Happy Birthday, Space Force!


VFW Director Receives Department of Defense Patriot Award


Wounded Warrior Project Awards Grant to VFW Pre-Discharge Claims Service


VFW Honors America's Iraq War Veterans


VFW Remembers Pearl Harbor


VFW Action Alert: Stop Claim Sharks Now


Thankful for the Life We Live


Celebrating Those Who Have Worn the Nation's Uniform


Happy Birthday, Marines!


VFW Ramps Up Efforts to Combat 'Claim Sharks'


VFW, SVA Name 2023/2024 Student Veterans for Legislative Fellowship


VFW Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month Observance


VFW Uncases Its Colors Again on Guantanamo Bay


Happy Birthday US Navy!


Youth Essay Deadline Quickly Approaching


Ten Years of Supporting Veterans Continues When You 'Help A Hero' at Your Local Sport Clips Haircuts


VFW Still Serving Those Who Serve Around the World


Happy National VFW Day!


VFW Calls on Sen. Tommy Tuberville to Lift Hold on Military Promotions


3M Lawsuit Ends in Victory for Veterans