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Rocco Moretto


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Rocco Moretto


On June 6, 2013 The Long Island City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2348 located in Astoria, NY was officially renamed after World War II veteran and Astoria resident Rocco Moretto, who was recognized for his service and longtime dedication to the post.

Rocco Moretto is a U.S. Army veteran, who was drafted in February 1943 and served in Europe as a combat infantryman with Co. C, 26th Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He landed with his unit on Omaha Beach in Normandy June 6, 1944, and fought with his unit in every major engagement for the rest of World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of the Huertgen Forest. He remained in combat for 11 months until May 8, 1945, known as Victory in Europe Day.

During that period, Moretto was one of only two men from his original company of 219 who survived without being captured or wounded. He was discharged as a staff sergeant and returned home in 1945.

Following the war, Moretto worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, later Amtrak, until he retired in 1985. He has received a number of honors, including in 2004 when he was presented the Legion of Honor Award from the government of France, the country’s highest military honor. Moretto is a longtime member of the United War Veterans Council of New York, post commander of American Legion Post 6 in Manhattan and has been affiliated with VFW Post 2348 for more than 45 years.

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Hall Rental


Hall Rental


 $800 for 4 Hours

$940 for 5 Hours

All rentals must end by Midnight, so please plan accordingly.

Our hall can accommodate up to 100 people.  Please keep that in mind when looking to book the hall.  Please use the "Rental Hall Request Form" schedule Hall Rental. 

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Salon de Eventos


Salon de Eventos


$800 por 4 horas

$940 por 5 horas

El salon se puede alquilarhasta 12:00AM a mas tardar.

Nuestro salon acomoda hasta 100 personas.   Por favor use la "forma de solicitud para salon de eventos" para reservar el salon.   Cuando recibimos tu forma, te contactamos para confirmar.  

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Events


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Gallery


Gallery


COMMUNITY WORK

FIRST QUEENS CRAFT BRIGADE FLEA MARKET

Independence Day 2017

MEMORIAL DAY 2017

FIRST VFW WEDNESDAY YOGA SESSION 4/19/2017

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VFW Membership


VFW Membership


Join

We understand the unique bond you share with other veterans of overseas conflicts because we, too, have been there. Since 1899, the VFW has been the nation’s leading veterans service organization in the fight to better the lives of all those who’ve worn the uniform of the United States military. No matter which conflict called you to service, we invite you to join us. Stand strong with the nearly 1.7 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary as together, we continue to fight for all that’s good FOR VETERANS.

Annual Membership

As the largest combat veterans organization around, VFW membership spans the globe. We’re an elite group of combat warriors who have each other’s backs long after the fight is over. 

Camaraderie. Empowerment. Access to a vast network of resources. Assistance securing the benefits you've earned. Numerous discounts on a number of products and services. With a VFW membership, you'll find all this and more! Further, your VFW membership establishes your place in the VFW legacy that dates back to our founding in 1899.

Your dues of just $45.00 will cover the cost of your membership for a full calendar year as a Member-At-Large for your state. ($1.98 of your membership dues goes toward your VFW magazine subscription.) 

Life Membership 

By becoming a VFW Life member, you make a lifetime commitment to serving your fellow service members and veterans. That's something to take great pride in.

You'll also enjoy many great benefits of being a Life member! You will:

  • Avoid annual dues and renewals.
  • Maintain your membership in any Post you choose, worldwide!
  • Never pay an increase in dues—Guaranteed!
  • Receive a 10% discount on exclusive VFW Store merchandise for the first year.

You can become a VFW Life member by making a one-time payment, or you can pay for your Life membership through our installment plan with an initial $45 payment and the Life membership amount billed over an 11-month period.

Legacy Life Membership 

Legacy Life membership enables VFW Life members to leave a lasting impression on our great organization. 

Three prestigious levels of Legacy Life membership are available: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Each level offers generous benefits reserved exclusively for Legacy Life members. Once your Legacy Life membership begins, an annual endowment in your name will be made to your Post, Department and the national organization. You will feel confident knowing your contributions to our organization are not only helping today’s veterans but the veterans of tomorrow.

You may also purchase a Memorial Legacy in the name of a deceased VFW Life member to help future generations know and remember their sacrifice and contributions. 

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Youth Leadership Initiatives


Youth Leadership Initiatives


We are partnered with the following educational institutes and non-profit organizations in an effort to promote youth leadership.

 

 

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Donate


The VFW was founded for one single purpose: to ensure those who’ve protected our freedom are protected in return. This protection comes in the form of programs, standing up for veterans rights in Washington D.C., and reaching out to help communities across America. The hard truth is, we can’t do this without your generosity. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Donate directly to Post

The VFW offers many ways to show your support for America’s veterans, service members and their families!

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