Local Community Services

Memorial Day Services
Veterans Day Services

VFW Post 454 of Illinois provides services on these days to recognize, honor and respect America's war dead.  It is but a small gesture of appreciation for all those who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country, for our country, for the freedom and strength that is the United States of America.

U.S. Flag Disposal Services

VFW Post 454 provides flag disposal service for your used flags.  As flags deteriorate from usage and weather, in honor of our country and all the flag represents, it is fitting to destroy the flag in an honorable way.  The flag disposal container is located at the front door of the Post building.

Local Community Projects

VFW Post 454  volunteers and helps in funding efforts for many community projects.  Direct community involvement always has been, and always will be a major VFW priority.

Other Community Services

Annual participation in Make A Difference Day, National Volunteer Week, Toys for Tots and March of Dimes are some of the more well-known volunteer efforts supported by the VFW.  We've also been getting involved with Connect America and America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth.

Youth Activities

Led by its premier youth scholarship program, the Voice of Democracy, VFW takes great pride in its youth programs.  In addition to VOD scholarships, VFW units support numerous youth activities.  Some of these include sports, scouting, 4-H, Boys and Girls Clubs, contests, projects and ROTC competitions.

VA Liaison

VFW service officers tackle problems on behalf of veterans ranging from guaranteeing VA disability compensation to acquiring well-deserved military awards.



Supported Veterans Groups And Local Community Organizations

In 2012, VFW Post 454 has provided support either by monetary donations or  through goods or services to the following groups, organizations or community programs.  We proudly support these groups, organizations or programs and are delighted to be associated with them for the work they do.
Veterans Organizations and Assistance Organizations
Care Packages for Local Veterans or Family Members Serving in Iraq or Afghanistan
Central Illinois Leathernecks
Danville VA Hospital
Disabled American Veterans
ISU Army ROTC Events
Military Assistance Program /Homeless Veterans
National Military Services
Quincy Veterans Home
Scholarships for VFW Members
VA Liaison
Veterans in Distress
VFW National Home for Children
Welcome Homes
Wounded Warriors Program
Wreaths Across America
Civic and Community Organizations
Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy - Youth Scholarship Program
Asta Care Center
Bloomington - Toys for Tots
Bloomington Cardinal Youth Football
Bloomington Junior Football League
Bloomington-Normal Baseball Association
Bloomington-Normal Girls Softball Association
Cancer Research Fund
Children’s Auction
Clare House
Cub Scout Pack #16
Food Pantry
Home Sweet Home Mission
Humane Society Of Central Illinois (F/5k)
Illinois Special Olympics
Marcfirst Center
McLean County Pony Baseball
McLean County Missfits
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Normal CornBelters
Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
Prairie Aviation Museum
Relay For Life
Tri-Valley Civil War Daze
YMCA – Bloomington