September 29 - October 1, 2023 
Gateway Hotel and Convention Center
5353 Gateway Centre Blvd
Flint, MI 48507

VFW Department of Michigan hosts a Fall Conference each year for training, committee meetings and camaraderie. Here, the VFW and VFW Auxiliary combine to share experiences for the year, ideas and plan for future development. The conference also features a Quartermania on Sept. 29 night at 7pm, hosted by the VFW Department of Michigan Auxiliary.

2023 Fall Conference Details 
 Housing Information  Ad Book Form  Agenda       Golf Outing                                 
Department Hospitality Room: This weekend's theme is "Jersey Night." Wear your favorite jersey, any sport, any team! Come hang out with membership and department staff donning your best sports fandom.

Flint VFW Post 822 Special Events 
While you are at the conference, VFW Post 822 invites you to join them for two evenings of food and community!
The post is located at 5065 S. Saginaw Rd. Flint, MI 48507
                Friday, Sept 29 - Fish Fry with Salad Bar, 5pm-8pm
                      Choice of cod, walleye, shrimp, or a combo plate. Also add fries, onion rings or baked potatoe. Each plate is $13
                Saturday, Sept 30 - Fried or Baked Chicken Dinner, 5pm-8pm
                      Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, tossed salad and dinner roll. Each plate is $10

Don't forget to grab one of our VFW T-shirts this weekend too! We will be selling these new color options for $10 at the conference center.  -->>


Commander's Corner

Commander Ray Lopez

September has become a month of remembrance. I want to encourage you to take a moment and reflect on the significance of Sept. 11, which marks the anniversary where our nation collectively held its breath in shock, and unified over grief and resolve for justice. Many of our members were children during this tragedy in 2001, while others were already retired from military service. In either case, you all answered the call to show up, no matter the cost, when your nation asked you, and I thank you. I hope the anniversary of Sept. 11 brings us closer together in the memory of those we lost, and reflect on the American resolve to never back down from injustice against our people.

Further, Sept. 15 is National POW/MIA Day. This day we take another pause to honor those who never came home, and were prisoners of war during their service. Together, we remember them.

I hope to see you at our annual Fall Conference in Flint, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Fall conference is a highlight for me because distance forces many of us to only see each other a few times per year. I'm excited to greet you as we convene to support each other in a common goal,  to serve our veteran and family community.


A satirical reflection by Author/Artist Phil Fehrenbacker

Phil enlisted in the Army in 1965 where you served for years in Vietnam.  He became a graphic designer and has worked for the state of Oregon for 26 years.  He retired in 2003 and started the Cartoon "In-Country".  The cartoons reflect his experiences during his tour of duty in South Vietnam.

There is a new cartoon everyday.