OUR MISSION: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.
OUR VISION: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.
OUR PURPOSE: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a national association of men and women who as soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen served this Nation in wars, campaigns, and expeditions on foreign soil or in hostile waters. The VFW is a federally chartered corporation and a fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational institution dedicated to serving veterans by
• fostering camaraderie among veterans of overseas conflicts;
• serving and assisting our veterans, the military and our communities;
• advocating on behalf of all veterans;
• perpetuating the memory and history of our dead and to assist their widows and orphans;
• maintaining true allegiance to the government of the United States and fidelity to its constitution and laws;
• fostering true patriotism;
• maintaining and extending the institutions of American freedom;
• preserving and defending the United States from all enemies.
Americanism is an unfailing love of country; loyalty to its institutions and ideals; eagerness to defend it against all enemies; undivided allegiance to the flag; and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and posterity.
Commander - Ken Bearly
Sr Vice Commander - Kevin O’Neill
Jr Vice Commander - Al Frank
Quartermaster/Adjutant - Steve Henrikson
Chaplain - John Dowd
3 yr Trustee - Gery Contreras
2 yr Trustee - Neil Gamroth
1 yr Trustee - LaVerne Hoover
Service Officer - Steve Henrikson
Surgeon - Kevin O’Neill
Established in 1914, the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars live by the motto, “Honor the dead by helping the living.” We set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who served in uniform. Meetings for our Auxiliary Post 4760 are on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm at the Post annex room. Phone : 360-901-9433
Eva Tiller – President
Denise Howard – Senior Vice
Melissa Carmichael – Jr. Vice
Denise Howard – Secretary
Bob Wasserman - Treasurer
Marguerite Glover – Trustee 3yr
Sean Doka – Trustee 2 yr
Ron Gustafson – Trustee 1 yr
Marguerite Glover – Chaplain
Open to the public
Juice and coffee included
Every Sunday from 9:30 to 11:45 am
Suggested donation $8
1st Sunday: Blueberry Pancakes, Bacon and Eggs
2nd Sunday: Western Omelet and Hash Browns
3rd Sunday: French Toast, Sausage and Eggs
4th Sunday: Biscuits and Gravy with Eggs and Hash Browns
5th Sunday: Chef's choice
If you'd like to serve, we can always use the help.
Breakfast 9:15 - 11:45 am
Dances 6:00 - 8:15 pm
2nd Tuesday of the month 6:00 pm
Spaghetti dinner 4 to 7 PM Saturday 9-16 . Free for Veterans $5 for others.
Nov 11th karaoke in canteen, 6PM
Poppy and hat booth
$7500 awared to high school seniors in 2023
National Voice of Democracy Patriots Pen
Cash awards every year
Veterans apartments in Forks and
"Pennies for Quarters"
Veterans Memorial Park maintenance
VA compensation aid, transportation, and hardship assistance
All donations are welcome and are tax deductible.
See one of our officers at the VFW post to make a cash contribution.
Checks to VFW Post 4760 may be mailed to us at
P.O. Box 427, Sequim, Washington 98382.
Online donations are safely processed through PayPal.
Do you need help with your VA forms?
Do you need help with food, shelter, medicine?
Do you need to file for aid ?
Not sure where to start?
Our service officers will be glad to assist you, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the
Northwest Veterans Resource Center between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Thursday
216 S. Francis Street in Port Angeles • 360-797-1791 • Email
Our Post is authorized to perform Final Military Honors for deceased veterans in conjunction with all branches of the Armed Forces. Honors consist of the folding and presentation of the burial flag, and the sounding of 'Taps'.
Call Chaplain John Dowd for more information on memorials and honor guard ceremonies at 360-796-4001
or call the Post at 360-683-9546
VA Benefits 1-800-827-1000
The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents. The home page for the Department of Veterans Affairs provides links to veterans’ benefits and services, as well as information and resources for other Departmental programs and offices.
1400 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1400
After the Second World War, Sequim opened a building for hundreds of local veterans with a bar, large meeting room and restaurant. Post 4760 was named for Henry Clarence Echternkamp, born in Clallam County on 26 March 1918 to William F. and Grace (Cays) Echternkamp. He worked as a laborer in a saw mill before enlisting in the US Navy in October 1940 as a Seaman. He served on the USS Arizona until 10 December 1941 when he died from his wounds after the invasion of Pearl Harbor. Interred at Punchbowl A525, Henry was awarded the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, and the WWII Victory Medal.