Welcome to VFW Post 17
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a world-wide Veterans organization with approximately 8,100 Posts. Aberdeen is home to Post 17 which indicates that it was the 17th Post started in the United States. Our original charter dates back to the early 1900s. We are included in a group ruling in the State (referred to as department) of South Dakota for purposes of tax exemption with the Internal Revenue Service, giving Post 17 a 501(c)(4) status. As a not-for-profit Veterans organization our mission is to “honor the dead by helping the living” by supporting Veteran’s services, community services, national security and national defense.