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The Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council was established in 1958.  It is currently comprised of members from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1038, American Legion Post 77,  Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 92, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 21, Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 550, and AMVETS Post 32.  In addition, Post and Chapter Auxiliaries are also members of the council.

The council promotes patriotic values through participation in local and area events listed below.  Members also provide military funeral honor guard details for deceased veterans at the request of the family.

  VFW Post 1038 Activities With The Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council Include:

                                  Memorial Day Parade And Program
                                         Pure Waters Day Parade
                                               Christmas Parade
                                         Patriots Day Participation
                           Veterans Day School And Courthouse Programs
                                 Pearl Harbor Day Courthouse Program
                                        Football Game Flag Raising
                                     Military Funeral Honors Program

                                        Council Contact Information:

                                       Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council
                                 PO Box 685, Chippewa Falls, WI  54729
                                                   (715) 723-0408

                                             2017 Meetings - 7 p.m.

 Tue., 3/13/18 at American Legion Post 77       Tue., 7/11/17 at American Legion Post 77
      Tue., 5/8/18 at VFW Post 1038                  Tue.,  10/10/17 at VFW Post 1038             

                  Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council Officers For 2017- 2019

Name                            Position                       VSO Affiliation                           
Brian McIlquham
CommanderVFW Post 1038
Rod Anderson
Vice CommanderDAV Chapter 21
Leroy G. JanskySecretary/TreasurerVFW Post 1038
Vern NormandFiring Squad CmdrAmerican Legion Post 77
H. John Nebelsiek
Trustee 6-yearAMVETS Post 32
William Klemke
Trustee 4-yearAmerican Legion Post 77
Dave Hedrington
Trustee 2-yearAmerican Legion Post 77

                Military Funeral Honors Program
VFW Post 1038 and council member organizations provide funeral honors for any area veteran at the request of the family.  All Honor Guard Members attend DOD training and are certified to conduct funeral rites for veterans.

Members will visit the funeral home wake and attend religious services.  The council
honor guard will offer a nondenominational prayer, present a United States Flag to the family, and the firing squad will offer a three volley rifle salute and play taps.

Funeral Home Visitation By Honor Guard Members

Honor Guard Procession From Hearse
To Church

U.S. Flag And Appropriate
VSO Flags Are Part Of The Honor Guard Detail

Honor Guard Salutes As The Deceased Veteran And Family Pass By On Their Way To Church Services

Honor Guard Chaplain Offers A Short Prayer And Presents The Folded U.S. Flag To The Next Of Kin

Firing Squad Shoots Three Rifle Volleys And Salutes During Taps