VFW Post 672
262 Peaceable Hill Road, Brewster, NY 10509
ALL AMERICAN POST
2007-2008 and 2008-2009
ALL STATE POST
2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009
Commander - Art Hanley
Senior Vice Commander - Rob Rottkamp
Junior Vice Commander - Pete Pennelle
Quartermaster - Harry Sherblom
Adjutant - Ed Todd
Judge Advocate - Roderick Cassidy
Surgeon - Steven Mattson
Chaplain - Andrew Destefano
Officer of the Day - Thomas Silvestro
Since the 1930’s, VFW Post 672 has been active in the Brewster community as the local face and voice of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a national veterans organization whose mission is to foster camaraderie among U.S. veterans of overseas conflicts; serve veterans, the military, and our communities; and advocate on the behalf of all veterans.
Members of our Post have served in overseas conflicts including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other conflicts. With the common bond of serving in times of conflict, we serve others with the motto, “Honor the Dead by Helping the Living”. We do this by promoting patriotism, honoring military service, ensuring the care of veterans and their families, and serving our communities.
The Brewster VFW organizes the annual Memorial Day Parade & Wreath Laying Ceremony, as well as the Veterans Day Ceremony in downtown Brewster. You will see our members at the Founders Day event in the village, and will occasionally see us passing out Buddy Poppies at local supermarkets and retail shops.
We actively seek to help local veterans and families of veterans in need. In the past, we have provided work parties for home projects, financial assistance for special circumstances, and a shoulder to rest on or a sympathetic ear. Each year we hold a summer picnic and a Christmas party at the Castle Point Veterans Hospital for the patients there. And we show support to veterans’ families at funeral services and burials.
We sponsor scholarships and awards programs for local students, scouts and teachers, including Voice of Democracy and Patirot’s Pen scholarship contests, and Teacher of the Year and Scout of the Year awards.
We sponsor a breakfast fundraiser on the second Sunday of the month. Our Post has sponsored numerous blood drives and fundraisers for other non-profit organizations and local community causes.
We have a canteen/club on premises for members and their guests, and our dining hall is available to the public for rentals at a very reasonable rate.