VFW Post 152's Annual Membership Dues are $30 and are due on the anniversary of the date you joined the VFW or the date of annual renewal.


The RI Office of Veterans Affairs maintains thorough knowledge of individual and social factors contributing to personal problems that affect the veteran and active duty service members and their families.
 They can be reached at: 

Rhode Island Department of Veterans Affairs
560 Jefferson Boulevard 
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone:  (401) 921-2119

  • Award Memorial Scholarships annually at North Kingstown High School
  • Military Assistance Program to provide aid to families of current military units
  • Charter North Kingstown Boy Scout Troop 152
  • Home of the .152 Fun Run & Veterans Appreciation Day
  • Patriot's Pen Middle School Essay Program
  • Voice of Democracy High School Scholarship Program
  • Veterans in the Classroom programs
  • Local Public Servant and Teacher of the Year Awards
  • Contribute to Operation Stand Down
  • Contributes to the North Kingstown Food Bank
  • Contributes to the NK Recreation Department Camper Program
  • Nursing Home and VA Hospital Visits
  • Contributions and visits to the Rhode Island Veterans Home
  • Provides Color Guards for Local Town Events
  • Proudly participates in local Memorial Day and Veterans Day Parades

Both VFW and A.L. accept anyone serving in or has been Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Armed Services. The requirement to be a U.S. citizen has been removed since there are citizens of other countries who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. VFW requires the veteran to have served in a combat area during an actual conflict; A.L. does not. VFW accepts veterans who serve or served in the U.S. Armed Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, USMC, Coast Guard, and Space Force). A.L. accepts all those plus Merchant Marines.

No. In the Ritual section of the VFW Podium Edition, which also contains the ByLaws section and the Manual of Procedures section, General Rule 13(d) says: "Official caps will be the only head covering allowed to be worn at regular meetings of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States."

You will notice that 13(d) does NOT say that a VFW cap MUST be worn, i.e. you are allowed to attend a VFW meeting without wearing any head covering.

It depends. In the Ritual as mentioned above section, General Rule 13b) says: "members will follow the action of the Chaplain or presiding officer relative to the removal of caps during prayers; if uncovering, the hat shall be placed on the extended closed fingers of the right hand in such a way that the Cross of Malta is exposed and held over the heart."

General Rule 3(b) says "if uncovering" about the "action" of either the Chaplain or the presiding officer --- while the Post Commander is usually the presiding officer, prayers are typically conducted by the Post Chaplain. If the Chaplain or presiding officer does not call "uncover," but you feel you should, you may do so.

Yes --- In the VFW Podium Edition, ByLaws, Article VII - Miscellaneous Provisions, Sec. 702 - Politics, it says:


o "No officer or member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) shall in any manner use the VFW for partisan politics, and no discussion of partisan questions shall be permitted at any meetings, nor shall any nominations, recommendations, or endorsements for political office be made, provided this shall not apply to the discussion of policies of any organization that seeks to alter our present form of government by force, violence or other unlawful means.


o  Participation in activities supporting or opposing legislation or administration of laws for veterans' welfare or relating to other matters about the organization's purposes shall be permitted. Such participation shall be consistent with the legislative and welfare programs and policies approved by the National Convention.


o  No Post … shall participate in a labor dispute --- either on behalf of labor or management. No member of the VFW shall wear the VFW uniform or VFW cap in any plant or picket line or meeting of employees where a labor dispute arises.


o  Nothing contained in this section shall prevent the organization of a lawful Political Action Committee (PAC) from furthering the purposes of the VFW as set forth in … the Congressional Charter (1st section of the Podium Edition), nor prevent any discussion of the activities of such a committee.

No --- However, in the VFW Podium Edition; Manual of Procedure; Article II - Posts; Sec. 218 - Officers Duties & Obligations; (a) – Officers; (1) Commander, (c) says: 


"Insist that Post business and activities be conducted so that they do not violate any applicable governmental law, ordinance, or regulation --- nor bring, or tend to bring, dishonor, or embarrassment upon the Post, its members, or the VFW."

Since religion is personal, any discussion of it, other than private, has the potential to cause discomfort and possibly embarrassment --- so please don't bring up religion during any VFW Post meeting. If you feel it is very important, you can bring it up privately.