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VFW Post 7253 Derby, KS
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Welcome to the Joseph F Herndon II VFW Post 7253 located in Derby, Kansas. We are one of the most active VFW Posts in the Wichita area.
  • To email the post, send mail to:derbyvfw@yahoo.com.
  • The Derby, KS Joseph F Herndon II VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 7253 was chartered on December 3, 1955.
  • We had a total of 81 members at the time the post was chartered.
  • In 1966, the Derby post was rated 15th in the nation in the Loyalty Day contests competition. In the latter part of 1969, we purchased the building and land we are currently occupying which was the original United States Post Office.
  • On November 26, 1963, the post was issued a perpetual charter for having at least 25 lifetime members. Our post is proud to have been an All State Post for two out of the past three years.
  • In April 2011, the post membership voted to change it's name from Alexander-Garret VFW to Joseph F Herndon II VFW and was approved by National in October 2012.
Our current veteran membership is 654 of which 478 are lifetime members.
Today our membership includes the VFW, the VFW  Auxiliary, and the VFW Riders.
Post 7253 is very community minded and is involved in many civic activities.
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New Website for VFW 7253
Posted: 9/5/2010 3:07:19 PM
Today the VFW Riders 7253 have purchased a one year service of the VFW version of Eagleware's Veterans Website Platform. As well as the VFW Riders this website has the capability of handling the VFW, VFW Auxiliary and the VFW Riders, Post 7253 have donated the first years service of the website to those organizations of VFW 7253 Derby, KS. John Wilson has been appointed the Web Administrator for VFW Riders 7253 and can be reached at 522-5899 or john@eagleware.org for any questions about the website.
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