|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Veterans of Foreign Wars, Freedom Post #1716|
|Alternate Name(s):||VFW, Freedom Post #1716|
|Address:||1960 Freedom Boulevard|
P.O. Box 716
Freedom, CA 95019
|Description:||Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday open at 2pm until last person leaves.
Supports our military in uniform and their families. Promotes veterans activities on both the national and local levels. Sponsors fundraisers for generating money for the community. Post is home of the only Veterans Honor Guard in Santa Cruz County. Honor Guard provides military funeral honors with Rifle Salute at the request of family for all veterans. All Requests for Military Funeral Honors and or Flag Ceremonies by VFW Honor Guard should go to Contact(s): Cpt. Jack Kelly 831-707-0195 and Lt. Sal Beltran 831-566-9983 e-mail: SalomeBeltran@yahoo.com. For more information about military funeral honors, please visit http://vfwwebcom.org/ca/Post1716HonorGuard/
ELIGIBILITY: Membership open to all veterans who have served honorably in a foreign war or who have been stationed in foreign lands during a national crisis.
AREAS SERVED: Freedom, Watsonville and South Santa Cruz County
|Programs:||Sponsors a "Voice of Democracy" speech writing and oratorical contest for high school students, a "Patriots Pen" Essay Contest or 6-8th graders, Teacher of the year, Fireman & Law Enforcement of the year programs. Fundraisers include Friday night dinners, take-outs start at 5:01pm and sit down starts at 5:23pm until about 6:45pm, $7.00. Serves as a Grey Bear Brown Bag Distribution site on Thursdays and Community food distribution site on Fridays. See website for more details.
An Avenue of Flags is displayed up Freedom Blvd on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day by VFW Post 1716 and its Auxiliary.
|Facilities:||Hall with stage and kitchen for rent. Available for luncheons, showers, weddings, parties, and memorials. Bar available. Adequate parking for cars and RVs. Call John Walker 831-724-4896 or 831-234-0097 for information.|
|Languages other than English:||None|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within One Block|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Fee Amounts:||$30.00 Individual|
|Areas Served:||See Description Notes|
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|This record last modified February 14, 2013|