WELCOME TO BG WILLIAM O. DARBY POST NO. 8845

BG William O. Darby VFW Post - Fort Smith
 
 
 
WELCOME FROM THE COMMANDER: 
 
Thanks for checking out the BG William O. Darby VFW Post 8845 official website!  
 
We are a nonprofit Veterans service organization with many programs and services that work to support Veterans, Service Members and their families, as well as our very own local community of Fort Smith.

As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military Service Members into our ranks to become part of our elite group. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the Global War on Terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns.
 
Our Post meets monthly on the second Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. If you're a VFW Member, I highly encourage you to attend our meetings and fellowship with fellow comrades at our Post!
 
Stephen M. Wright
Commander
 
Email me! cmd@vfw8845.org 
 

IF YOU ARE A VETERAN IN CRISIS OR SEEKING ASSISTANCE FOR A VETERAN IN CRISIS

  • You Matter.
  • You have purpose.
  • You are needed.

We have several support options available:

  • ASIST Certified Suicide Interventionist (in Fort Smith) - Dial: 501-503-9910
 

DONATE TO BG WILLIAM O. DARBY POST NO. 8845

Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.

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Join us as brothers and sisters of America to preserve the rights of veterans and support each other as only those who share in the camaraderie forged by conflict can. 

Announcements

Veterans Requested to Attend Indigent Veteran Funeral

~Funeral Services and casket acquired for indigent Veteran of the Fort Smith area thanks to generosity of Funeral Home~

SPC Roy M. Snelgrove
Thursday, 22 FEB 2024
1PM

Fort Smith National Cemetery

SADA, a charitable motorcycle organization, will lead the funeral procession from funeral home to the Fort Smith National Cemetery. Other motorcycle organizations will also be assisting and attending the graveside service.

U.S. Army Honor Guards will provide Military Funeral Honors.
Thomas Payne Detachment 1248, Marine Corps League will function as Firing Party.
Chaplain Chris Remaley - Officiant 


Primary Point of Contact:

Test. Stephen M. Wright

Commander

BG William O. Darby Post 8845

cmd@vfw8845.org


OBITUARY: https://www.lewisfuneralchapel.net/obituary/roy-snelgrove

Roy Melvin Snelgrove, 72, of Fort Smith, Arkansas left his earthly home to be reunited with this wife on February 10, 2024. Roy was born February 2, 1952, in Atlanta, Texas to Haskell Thomas and Emma Catherine Miears Snelgrove. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Haskell and Emma Snelgrove. He is survived by his many case managers and case workers and the veteran’s community throughout the entire River Valley.

Roy will be laid to rest with military honors at 1:00 pm Thursday, February 22, 2024, at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fort Smith VFW, BG William O. Darby VFW Post 8845. Their website is: https://www.generaldarbyvfw.org.

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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

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We're hosting a Halloween Costume Party Saturday, October 28 starting at 7PM!

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OUR MISSION

BG WILLIAM O. DARBY POST MISSION
Fort Smith - Arkansas
 
It shall be the mission of this Post, BG William O. Darby Post 8845, Veterans of Foreign Wars, to strengthen the Veteran and the bonds within their families and comradeship by: ensuring that no Comrade is ever left behind and to render aide to our fellow Veterans and Service Members that are in crisis; to educate and assist the families and friends of Veterans in crisis; to substantially decrease the Veteran Suicide Rate throughout the region; to remind our community that we are valued assets and to instill in the minds of all Veterans and Service Members that YOU MATTER.
 

 

VFW NATIONAL MISSION 

That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.