VFW Post 2427 is a chartered local entity of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America. We are at the same time dependent and independent. We are dependent upon the Congress of the United States and the national organization of the Veterans of Foreign wars for our existence. Under the provisions of our charter we are subject to the rules and regulations of the national organization and of the Department of the State of Texas, Veterans of Foreign Wars. At the the same time, our charter provides us with the means of independence from other local entities of the VFW wherein we elect our officers, govern ourselves, own our own property, and control our finances. As a locally chartered entity of the VFW we are committed to serving the area of the community in which we exist.
The members of VFW Post 2427 (a 501(3)c non-profit charitable organization) are engaged in fund-raising activities such as bingo, dances, and hall rental in order to engage in charitable activity in the community, in support of needy and disabled veterans and their families, provide scholarship to deserving students, and to maintain our considerable facilities. We are reputed to be the largest charitable donor in the community. For these reasons, we receive a lot of financial support from businesses and philanthropists in the area, for which we are grateful.
All of the members of our Post, like all members of the VFW, are required to have served in harm's way in the military armed services of the Unites States in which those services were lawfully engaged in combat. Many of our members received the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat; some were disabled in some way; some received medals of commendation for distinguished combat service; all feel committed to serve again if the need should ever arise; all are committed to service in the community in which they live. They served, and continue to serve, in order that others may enjoy the freedom with which they were endowed by their Creator.
Quoting Section 3 of the Congressional Charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States:
"The purpose of this corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational; to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies, whomsoever."