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Welcome to the VFW Penns Grove Memorial Post 8840 Website

Welcome to Penns Grove Memorial Post 8840 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm.

Penns Grove Memorial VFW Post 8840
PO Box 20
100 Margaret St.
Penns Grove, NJ 08096



Brief history of VFW Memorial Post 8840

VFW Memorial Post 8840, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was Chartered multiple times and again on April 23, 1966. VFW Post 8840 is in District 14, Department of New Jersey.

Location of VFW Post 8840

VFW Post 8840 is located next to the intersection of East Line St. and (100) Margaret St. in the heart of Carneys Point Township which is located in southern Salem County, New Jersey. Please visit our Directions webpage for maps and directions to our Post. 


The VFW, with its Auxiliaries, includes over 2 million members in approximately 9,000 Posts worldwide.
Our accomplishments are many, including lobbying for a GI bill for the 20th century; donating more than $1 million each to the Vietnam, Korean, Women in the Service and World War II memorials; fighting for compensation to veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome; and improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.

Annually, VFW members and its Auxiliary contribute more than 13 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.
From providing $2.5 million in college scholarships to high school students every year to encouraging elevation of the Veterans Administration to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there--honoring the dead by helping the living.

Article 1 of VFW Constitution

The purpose of this corporation shall be fratenal, patriotic, historical and educational:
To preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members: To assist worthy comrades,
To perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their widows and orphans.
To maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America and fidelity to its constitution and laws, to foster true patriotism,
To maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies whomsoever.