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Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 11:55 AM

Lessons Learned -- VFW POST  

Stu Cook was a career firefighter and served as the Chief of Fed Fire at NAS Fallon for five years
Lessons Learned -- VFW POST  
Members of the VFW decorate the plaque

Author: Stu Cook

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8071 located in Virginia City, Nevada has been operational since 1946. This local VFW has a long history of supporting veterans and their families. The VFW provides financial aid, scholarships, VA disability claims assistance and health services referrals for veterans. The VFW has an active role in suicide prevention. Post #8071 is also known for helping community members in need regardless of their veteran status. 

After nearly 75 years of providing services to the local community, the post has embarked on a project to build a Post Home in Virginia City. The Post Home will serve as our business office, meeting hall, and community building. Most importantly the new Post Home will establish a location for veterans to seek assistance and support. Our members have purchased a suitable lot on C Street, the main street in Virginia City. We have a plan. Now it’s time to act. 

VFW Post is seeking financial contributions and donations of building materials and professional services. We are fortunate to be located in Northern Nevada, where the citizens have a long history of supporting the local military and veteran communities. All donations are tax-deductible. 

This is your opportunity to be part of an enduring legacy. You can support the construction of the first VFW Post in Virginia City. Nevada. Corporate sponsors of materials, professional assistance, and cash grants of more than $250.00 should call 775-636-2082 to speak to a member of the building committee. Small cash donations from our supporters make up the majority of our contributions. These donations are appreciated and let our veterans know they have not been forgotten. Please send donations to VFW Post 8071, PO Box 693, Virginia City, Nevada 89440. 

The Post Home will be dedicated to the memory and honor of Staff Sergeant Bryan E. Bolander, US Army. On April 29, 2008, he was tragically killed in action while serving his fourth tour in Iraq. 

Dedicated in honor and memory of Virginia City, Storey County, Nevada who served in the armed forces of the United States of America during peace and war to protect and preserve our freedom. All Gave Some, Some Gave All. Erected for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 8071 by Copper Queen #1915 an outpost of the Julia Bulette Chapter #1864 E Clampus Vitus.