Roy F. Alley Post 4893
The Roy F. Alley Post 4893 is located in the heart of Franklin, Tennessee nestled between Cool Springs, the Factory and scenic downtown Franklin. Our post has a fully function canteen that is open to the public every day of the week between 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM with extended hours for special events. Our facility is made up of nearly 150 veterans and numerous supporters and associate members that all work to support veterans issues across Williamson County, Tennessee.
Our post has a drop box and conducts retirement ceremonies in coordination with the Boy Scouts of America. Our post is also open to the public for all events. (Please sign guest log book upon entry.) Our post is also available for rent for family gathers and other special events which includes a bartender. Please see our hall rental
section for more details.
In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed
organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign
Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado
and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915,
membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.
Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing
the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century,
the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for
compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans
diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory
with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded
educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and
members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.
Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World
War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became
the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new
Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.
Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its
Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in
the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and
National Volunteer Week.
From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings
bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department
of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.