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Free Counseling Services for Veterans with Service Related Issues
Post Member and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Todd Nelson, who has a private practice in Bloomington has recently announced that he will start providing counseling services for Veterans with service-related issues.
These services will be provided to Veterans of any era with no out-of-pocket costs to the Veteran or their family.
Todd’s office provides a comfortable atmosphere and he encourages clients to “Come in and chat”.  So, feel free to visit his web site at or he can be contacted at 309-532-3104 for an appointment.
 We are Wired for the Internet!!
VFW Post 454 is now wired and fully Wi-Fi compatible.  Many of our Members had suggested that it would be great if the Post was computer friendly so they could bring their laptops in and relax or study while enjoying all the amenities that the Post has to offer.  We have truly moved our Post into the 21st Century with this addition of services to our Membership.  So, bring out your Laptops and enjoy the strong signal from the Kitchen Area all the way to the Beer Garden.

Dues Information

PLEASE remember that the National VFW has changed the membership guidelines.  All annual members, your membership expires 12 from the date you paid.  So if you paid on June 1st, your membership will expire on May 31st the following year.  PLEASE ensure that you are keeping track of when you membership expires.  Also, if you are in an "ELECTED" officer position and your dues expire while you are filling that position, you are automatically removed and are not eligible to keep that position, so PLEASE keep up with your dues.  If you become a life member, the post will pay the first $100.00 for your life membership.  Now would be the time to consider a life membership.


Want to Join the Honor Guard?

We are always on the lookout for Members, who would be interested in becoming Members of the Color Guard and Funeral Detail.  One of the greatest Honors we can bestow upon our fellow Veterans and their Families is to ensure that they receive a proper Military Tribute when they go to their final resting place.  If you would be interested in joining the Color Guard, please contact the Post and we will get your name to the Color/Honor Guard Commander.