We want to welcome today's military service members and veterans into our ranks to become part of our elite group. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is  service in the Global War on Terrorism, the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns, or ballistic missile submarine deterrent patrol. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.
Join us as continue 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. 
If you have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay, then you're eligible to join our ranks. See photos of qualifying awards below. 
To join us as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, contact a VFW Post near you. Text, email, call, or write us, but please contact us.
Eligibility for the VFW 
Membership through our local post in Cottage Grove
To join Cottage Grove VFW Post 8752 as a life member stop by the Post to fill out an application. Or, read these requirements, complete this application and send your signed application and payment to us. 
While life membership is the less-expensive option in the long run, we also offer annual memberships at $35 per year. 
Cottage Grove VFW Post 8752
9260 E Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove MN 55016
Text: 6512615802 
Fax: 651-459-2812
If you have any questions, please contact us or call or text Post Commander David Staehlin directly at 651-261-5802. 
At Large Membership
Apply for an at-large membership for $45 through VFW National Headquarters at
Note that at-large members are assigned to the VFW at the state level and don't get voting rights and cannot hold an office in the VFW as can a member of a local Post. However, if you don't want to affiliate with a local post for some reason, you are very welcome to join us as an at-large member.
Here is another look at who we are and what we do....


Member Benefits
The VFW appreciates your service, and so do patriotic businesses across the country. That's why we've teamed up to offer you -as a VFW member- and your family discounted pricing on valuable merchandise and services. It's just one more way we're able to say thank you for all you've done to protect our freedom!

National Insurance Program
Life Insurance, Medicare Programs, Life Planning & Annuities 

Current Members
Use eMembership tools - Login and then choose Online Membership System. 
Legacy Life Membership Brochure

NOTE: To use the online membership system tools you need to create an account and password. Click Login on the home page and then Sign-up with Troop. 
Your family members aged 16 and over may be eligible to join the VFW Auxiliary
For many family members of VFW-eligible veterans, we offer membership in the VFW Auxiliary, an important partner in meeting our mission. Be sure to check out the VFW Auxiliary.