Veterans of Foreign Wars – VFW Post 4561


103 2nd Ave SE, Cresco, IA 52136


Rick Slifka



The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.

We trace our 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.

Our Mission: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.

Our Vision: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.

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Rental Info

  • Contact: Gene Thorne at 563.203.0498 or Jim Perry at 563.547.3480
  • Capacity: 150-175
  • Rate: $50 deposit/$100 charge

Prices and contacts are subject to change.

Veterans of Foreign Wars – VFW Post 4561 is a proud member of the Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce and accepts Cresco Chamber Dollars.