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Where are some VFW posts in Massachusetts?

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Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Massachusetts include Post 1018 in Boston, Post 794 in Fitchburg, Post 2626 in Foxboro, Post 7608 in Georgetown and Post 940 in Revere. In total, more than 240 VFW posts operate throughout the state.

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One of eight posts in Boston, Post 1018 is associated with the Boston Police. Its lodge, The VFW Department of Massachusetts headquarters, also calls Boston home. Most moderate to large cities, such as Springfield and New Bedford, house multiple posts, while smaller towns tend to have only one. Posts typically bear the name of the city or town they represent, with exceptions for posts named after revered individuals or multi-post cities. The state's posts are organized into 18 districts.

Each VFW post, district and department conducts its own events and elects its own officers. Regular volunteering by members, which is one of the tenants of the organization, takes place in the communities where the posts are located.

Founded in 1899, the VFW provides a hierarchical social and public service community for honorably discharged veterans that serve in foreign wars. The main goals of the organization include helping disabled and needy veterans, as well as the families of military personal that die in the line of duty. At its peak in the 1990s, the organization had more than 10,000 posts worldwide.

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