Local Nonprofit and Community Organizations
Mission and Vision
To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of foreign wars. To serve veterans, the military, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.
VFW Post 688 is an active and important part of the Boerne, Texas community. The Post provides support and service to veterans and their families; works to protect veterans’ rights, state and federal benefits; volunteers service hours to improve the City of Boerne and Kendall County; preserves the historic traditions of patriotism, military service, and devotion to country; and serves as a constant reminder to all that ‘freedom is not free’ – that it must be protected by the toil, sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears of current and future American citizen Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen.
Post 688 hosts and participates in more than 40 community events each year including parades, commemorations, school visits, and other events to honor veterans our military, and to educate the community about important dates related to historical military actions that preserved the freedoms Americans enjoy today. Post 688 has over 250 members who collectively represent service to our nation in every conflict from World War II – Operation Inherent Resolve.
We accomplish these things by being involved in the Post’s activities and the community, by continuing to live the values of selfless service, dedication, loyalty and duty which we learned and practiced as uniformed members of the United States military. All of this requires that members of the Post be committed to and involved in Post projects. Members can be as involved, or not, as they choose. We ask that VFW 688 members commit themselves to the roles and functions of the Post; to volunteer time and talents to helping veterans and the community. This Post, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization as a whole, will always only be as effective as an organization and meaningful to the nation as the membership makes it.
• VA Claims & Separation Benefits Assistance
MEETINGS: 2nd Tuesday every month (6:30 PM) at Rainbow Senior Center
ABOUT US: History – VFW Post 688, located in Boerne, Texas, received its Charter in 1936. The Post is named in honor of Private Bruno Phillip, a Boerne native and eldest son of Julius Phillip. At the age of 30, Phillip volunteered to serve as an Infantryman in the U.S. Army during the World War I. He was killed in action on September 3rd, 1918, during the Saint Mihiel Offensive in France.
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PO Box 688, Boerne TX 78006