Clarke County Memorial VFW Post 9760 was chartered on February 29, 1948, by 44 veterans from World Wars I and II.

The original charter members served their country around the world; Pearl Harbor, D-Day and the Normandy Invasion, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Midway, Berlin Airlift and the Yellow River and Korea.

Founding post members held their first meetings in a room of the old courthouse in Berryville.  In 1950 members constructed a new 20 x 40-foot building on East Main Street using mostly volunteer labor.  Only $50 was spent for two masons during construction of the building.    The Post moved to its current home at 425 South Buckmarsh Street in 1998. 

 The Veterans of Foreign Wars traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.  In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

The VFW has been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, improving VA medical centers services for women veterans, developing the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome.

The VFW has helped to fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials and the Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial.

 members provide over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students
every year.  Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.  

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. is the nation's largest and oldest major war veterans’ organization. The VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. Our million-plus members located in thousands of Posts worldwide are dedicated to serving veterans, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs.

We meet once a month, on the 1st Monday of the month, at 7:00pm at the post.  For more information or to join us, click on "Contact" or call a member of our executive committee or stop by the hall during business hours.