Welcome to Floyd E. Breedlove VFW Post and Auxiliary
We are located in Katy, Texas, 30 miles west of downtown Houston. Click here for the history of our post. Meetings occur on the first Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m., with a social dinner starting at 6:15 p.m.
*UPDATE*Unfortunately, due to the flooding that occurred on April 17, 2016, our VFW meeting hall and museum suffered flood damage. Our Commander has made arrangements with Journey Church to hold our meetings. Journey Church is located at 541 Pin Oak Rd, Katy, Tx. Our next meeting will be June 6, 2016 starting at 7:30 p.m.
- This Memorial Day weekend, we will be at various locations handing out Buddy Poppies. If you would like to volunteer, please click the "Contact Us" link below. If volunteering isn't your thing, come by and say "Hi!". For a history of the Buddy Poppy, click here.
- We will also be placing flags at the Magnolia Cemetery in Katy starting at 8 am on Saturday, May 28. All are welcome to help. Please click the above link for info about the Memorial Day Service.
- In July we will have our annual auction. This year the auction will take place at the Katy Rodeo Fairgrounds. More details to follow.
The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.
In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.
Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI Bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.
Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.
Annually, the nearly 1.7 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.
From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.