Originally founded in 1899 as the American Veterans of Foreign Service,
the Veterans of Foreign Wars continues to be a voice for returning and
currently deployed service members and their families. The Veterans of
Foreign Wars is dedicated to supporting those who sacrifice so much for
this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and
We are affiliated with what is known as the "Joint Service Team" (aka the "Joint Service Committee") --- they meet twice a week (Tues & Wed, all day) at the American Legion Post 234 (22909 56th Ave W in Mountlake Terrace) for Help With VA Benefits & Claims at our post.
Our VFW Post 3348 Service Officer is Tim Miller. He can be contacted at (206) 661-6891 or by sending an email to: email@example.com.
Blackburn Aurora VFW Post 3348 meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month @ (6:30 pm) at the Acacia Memorial Park at 14951 Bothell Way NE, Shoreline, WA. If the 1st Wednesday is a national holiday, we will probably meet on the 3nd Wednesday of that month. We serve dinner (no charge) to our members before we hold our regular meeting.
The first Post Commander for Blackburn VFW Post 3348 was Frank Christiansen in 1934. The members of VFW Post 3348 built Blackburn Hall near the corner of NE 125th St & 15th Ave NE in Seattle. In 1972, Aurora VFW Post 2287 merged with us.
In 2000, our former Quartermaster (who it turned out was a criminal) sold two adjacent 1/2 acres that our Post owned (which included Blackburn Hall) for $1.2 million. He did not get approval from our members --- which violated his oath of office as well as it violated several statutes in the National VFW ByLaws.
It appears that he stole up to $150,000 and gave the remaining funds to what was named the VFW Post 3348 Foundation --- then made himself and his two personal attorneys members of the 5-person Foundation Board.
These two attorneys refused to tell us how much this Foundation financially initially received. Then they made no reports to our Post about how they spent whatever funds they had --- which are now gone. It appears that this criminal QM paid hush money to a few key Post members.