Korean War Veteran Twins Celebrate their 90th Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: The Belvidere community came together Saturday Oct 22nd to celebrate the 90th birthday of twins Keith and Kenneth Bodey. The Bodey’s were also honored with military awards as the community honored their service in the Korean War.

You can see more at WREX-TV.


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    Keith Bodey                   Kenneth Bodey


         Service Officer John Darley presents a 25th ID flag to

         Bruce Anderson for his years of service to the Honor Guard.  

Robert O Bland graduated from the US Army Advanced Individual Training as an 88 M (Motor Transport Operator).  He is the son of Senior Vice Commander Berni Bland and  Quartermaster Rob Bland.


Post 1461 Member Michael Isham named Veteran of the Year.

Congratulations Michael!!!


Post 1461 member is the first Veteran of the Quarter

Michael Isham received the first Veteran of the Quarter for the State of IL. Michael is an Iraqi War Veteran and serves as the Chaplain for the Post. Comrade Isham was the Veteran of the Month for November and the Veteran of the Quarter for September, October and November.

The Citation on the Veteran of the Quarter certificate read, “This is to certify that the Commander of the Department of Illinois has awarded the Veteran of the Quarter Award to Michael P Isham. Having surpassed his peer for the period 1 September 2021 to 30 November 2021 and through his dedication to the purposes set forth in the Congressional Charter. Comrade Isham has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with Sliver Star. His selfless and commendable performance reflects great credit upon himself and is keeping with the highest traditions of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Signed Robert J. Welch, Commander, Department of Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars.”



Thank You to all of those who donated to the Blood Drive. Awesome job everyone. See you next time.


Red Carpet Rewards Winners Melissia G & Linda N Cash & three night Vegas stay
One of our post members got ducked #duckduckjeep

New VFW Mural

Designed and painted by Justin Costa

Title TBD (check back for upcoming title)



Happy 94th Birthday to Ernie M. VFW Post member

Breakfast/Dinner Smart TV Winner – Steve Leonard

Thank You Mark H. for taking time out of your day to make our new flag holder for our Vietnam War Veterans Flag.

Thank you to one of our new members Brian aka Mongo for taking his free time to restore our wood carving by the front door. Big thanks again Brian.

VFW 2019 Scholarship Winners

Daisy Avila attending Northern Illinois University

Emily Fleury attending Rock Valley College

Elizabeth Kelly attending Rock Valley College

Alyson McNabb attending Rock Valley College

Makayla Medina attending Rock Valley College

Alyson Myers attending Tricoli University

Caroline Park attending Wheaton College

Cassandra Orozco attending Rock Valley College

Haley Stastny attending Rock Valley College

Allysa Thompson attending Northern Illinois University

Jacquelyn Uribe attending Northern Illinois University

Shauna Mitchell attending Northern Illinois University

Congratulations to all of the 2019 VFW Scholarship Winners