Youth Activities Program
Some of our earliest ties to the community involve youth groups and perhaps none are stronger or more lasting than the relationship between the VFW and America's scouting organizations. Our Scout of the Year program provides members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to be recognized for their standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country. Before submitting your Scout of the Year application, please review the rules and eligibility requirements. Please click on the button and download the VFW Scout of the Year brochure and entry form to submit at the VFW Post 5394 in your community.
VFW National Recognition All-American Post 2021-2022
The Howard Martin Richardson Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post #5394 was instituted in the City of Compton on April 25, 1965. Since 1899, the VFW has been the nation’s leading veterans service organization in the fight to better the lives of all those who’ve worn the uniform of the United States military.
The U.S. Army is made up of the most dedicated, most respected soldiers in the world. These soldiers protect America's Freedoms while serving at home and abroad, and they are always prepared to defend the nation in times of need.
America's Navy is a force as relevant today as it's been historically significan for the last 238 years. The times may change, the threats may become more obscure, the complex nature of 21st century life may make the demand for such presence less obvious. However, now more than ever, the Navy is something to be aware of Something to be thankful for. Something to be proud of.
We are soldiers of the sea, providing forces and detachments to naval ships and shore operations. We are global leaders, developing expeditionary doctrine and innovations that set the example, and leading other countries' forces and agencies in the multinational military operations. These unique capabilities make us "First to Fight", and our nations first line of defense.
We protect the personal safety and security of our people; the marine transportation system and infrastructure; our natural and economic resources; and the territorial integrity of our nation-from both internal and external threats, natural and man-made.
Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible.
The United States Space Force is a separate and distinct branch of the armed services, organized under the Department of the Air Force in a manner very similar to how the Marine Corps is organized under the Department of the Navy. The USSF is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping Guardians to conduct global space operations that enhance the way our joint and coalition forces fight, while also offering decision makers military options to achieve national objectives.
Our versatility enables us to respond to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counter-drug efforts, reconstruction missions and more.
SUPER BOWL XLVIICOME JOIN US TO WATCH THIS YEAR'S MATCH UP BETWEEN THE NFL'S AFC & NFC CHAMPIONSWe will have a large projection screen along with six monitors for your viewing pleasure!We have a huge variety of beverages from our full-service Canteen.Food refreshments will be served!
WE ARE PARTNERING WITH OUR NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR, THE FAITH INSPIRATIONAL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH FOR A COMMUNITY TURKEY GIVEAWAY ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2022 AT 9:00 AM.- "THIS IS A ONE DAY EVENT"
VOLUNTEERS CAN ARRIVE AT 8:00 AM!OUR MEMBERSHIP AND THEIR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS ARE INVITED TO COME THROUGH OUR SHARED PARKING LOTS AT BOTH 303 EAST PALMER STREET & 357 EAST PALMER STREET IN COMPTON, CA 90221.THIS IS OPEN TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY.FIRST COME-FIRST SERVE(ONE TURKEY PER HOUSEHOLD W/A BAG OF SIDES WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!)WE ARE PARTICIPATING IN LA COUNTY'S MOBILE VOTING PROGRAM- "THIS IS A ONE DAY EVENT"
OUR MEMBERSHIP AND THEIR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS ARE INVITED TO COME TO OUR POST HOME TO VOTE IN PERSON, REGISTER AND VOTE, OR DROP OFF YOUR COMPLETED BALLOTS THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2022 FROM 10AM TO 4PM. THIS IS OPEN TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF ELLIGIBLE LOS ANGELES COUNTY VOTERS.THIS ONE DAY EVENT ON VETERANS DAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2022, FROM 10AM TO 2PM IS NOT ONLY FOR VETERANS BUT FOR THOSE FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS THAT ARE THE VERY REASON FOR SERVICE TO THE NATION AND OUR SHARED COMMUNITIES. THERE ARE SCHEDULED MORE THAN FORTY-FIVE VENDORS (EMPLOYERS AND SUPPORT SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS) TO BE AT THE WATTS LABOR COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE (WLCAC) PHOENIX HALL LOCATED AT 10950 S. CENTRAL AVENUE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90059. FOR FLYER DETAILS AND TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT CLICK HERE.PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR. ALL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT. A MULTITUDE OF SERVICE PROVIDERS AND VENDORS WILL BE ON-SITE TO PROVIDE AWARENESS AND RESOURCES OFFERED TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF EVERYONE IN OUR SHARED COMMUNITIES. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER DETAILSJOIN THE HOWARD MARTIN RICHARDSON VFW POST #5394 & THE VFW AUXILIARY EVERY THURSDAY FROM 3PM TO CLOSING FOR A COMMUNITY SOCIAL THAT SUPPORTS OUR LOCAL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES!! FULL SERVICE CANTEEN! URBAN/R&B LINE DANCING! DJ/KAREOKE & FOOD! SEE LINK FOR MORE DETAILS
...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.
You were not alone over there. You are not alone now. There are 20
million veterans who would give their lives for you. Please don't take
That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln
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