Veterans of Foreign Wars


Serving veterans, their families, and the community of south San Luis Obispo County, California

As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, Vietnam, the war on terrorism, or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.

4th of July Thanks

The "virtual" parade through the streets of Nipomo was enjoyed by hundreds of people, and the celebration event afterwards at the Nipomo Regional park was attended by over 1,000 people.

Thank you to the many sponsors and volunteers who helped make our 4th of July a great success -- listed below in no particular order. SLO District 4 Supervisor Lynn Compton (and Caleb Mott) for the community grant to help defray costs, SLO Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteer Patrol (SAVP) for assisting with traffic control, LMUSD for use of the Nipomo High School parking lot, SLO County Parks and Public Works, Old Town Brew for the beer garden, Lisa Mishoulam of Mishoulam Insurance for help with the permit insurance, Ty Ortiz - Central Coast Party Supply for organizing porta johns, hand washing stations, and bounce houses, BSA Troop 450 for the awesome rope bridge, Shannon Awetry and Bruce Sundberg for the
fantastic classic car show, AYSO, and a special thanks to
Eunice Lopez, Don Miller and Christine Machala.

We're especially grateful and give a very special thanks to Critical Mass for the great music all afternoon.
And finally, thank you to the members of VFW South County Post 10978 for all the behind-the-scenes effort.