VERNON – There will be an organizational meeting for future plans for the VFW Post in Vernon at 6 p.m. on October 12 at the Vernon Community Center, 2808 Yellow Jacket Dr, Vernon.

Bring eligibility documentation such as a DD-214 or campaign ribbon citation on file. Any members at large are welcome to attend and will need to show eligibility to transfer into the new post despite already having an at large card. Any questions can be directed to 850-541-8533 for further information.

The eligibility requirements are below.

There are three primary requisites for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States: (1) U.S. Citizen or U.S. National (2) Honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United States (3) Service entitling the applicant to the award of a recognized campaign medal or as set forth in the Congressional Charter and By-Laws and Manual of Procedure and Ritual.