Fred Quandt VFW Post #3901

Fred Quandt
VFW Post #3901

1005 Pte. Tremble Rd.

Algonac, MI

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Fred Quandt VFW Post #3901

The block displayed on the front wall of the Fred Quandt V.F.W. Post 3901 is a double pinwheel, which resembles an eight pointed star. The pinwheels are a tribute to the soldiers, men and women, of the United States Armed Forces. This block, in the stars and stripes of our country’s flag, honor their dedication and sacrifice for our freedoms. The quilt block is painted by Liz’s Barn Quilts.

 On April 12, 1944, a group of veterans from the Algonac area received their charter to become members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and form a post designated as V.F.W. Post 3901 

 The post gave veterans who have served in areas of overseas conflict and wars  a place where they could meet and feel comfort among fellow veterans who have experienced the realities of war.

During the Vietnam War, one of Algonac’s young men, Fred Quandt, was killed. His family donated the property the post sits on today. After many fundraisers the building was constructed in 1975,  and the post was dedicated as the Fred Quandt V.F.W. Post 3901. Over the years the post has provided community service, support for scouting, donations to civic organizations, and a place for veterans to meet

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

The V.F.W. roots trace 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. 

The V.F.W. was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, development of the national cemetery system, in the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. 

For more information on the V.F.W. visit vfw.org

For more information on the Fred Quandt V.F.W. Post 3901, visit https://www.facebook.com/FredQuandtvfw/

https://www.facebook.com/FredQuantvfw/

Parade

VFW members participate in July 4th parade.

Renovations

VFW Post Commander Jim Fernandez and Quartermaster Jim Harris stand in front of some of the exterior renovations to the building.  From an article in The Voice in 2012. Photo by JERI PACKER

 

Euchre

Euchre is a favorite at the VFW on Mondays and Fridays.