The VFW is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit veterans organization. It’s Post members are Veterans of Foreign Wars that take pride in supporting fellow veterans in need and their families. Our motto is “We Honor the Dead by Serving the Living.” We are also actively involved in improving our community and direct involvement always has been and will continue to be a VFW priority.
VFW Post 3513 was named in Memory for the Service of Private Stanley A Crews, a native to Scottsdale and Regular Army Enlistee who gave his life to the Nation that he loved. Army Private Stanley A Crews was captured by the Japanese when Corregidor fell and died in a POW camp on Oct 13th 1942. He is now buried at Fort McKinley in the Philippine Islands. Since the posts first Muster (April 16th 1946) it has served as the premier meeting place in South Scottsdale for new and old Veterans alike. The torch has been passed through 5 war generations keeping its focus of providing a trusted space for camaraderie and supporting the community.
Post Membership is broad and extensive, ranging from WWI Vets to those who have served in the recent conflicts of Iraq and Afghanistan. The most important thing about becoming part of Post 3513 is that it is a strong, tight knit community. It’s a community based on the shared experience of having served our Country in wartime conditions. It is our home away from home. There is always someone to chat with, someone to share your ups and downs. If you have a problem or an issue there is always someone there to give you a helping hand or a word of encouragement or advice.
Our post facilities are located at 7220 E Wilshire Dr, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257 It features a Canteen and Meeting Hall, the focus of a wide array of social events including frequent pot luck dinners, fish fries and good old fashion comradeship. The Canteen is open from 12-8 pm, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat. Sunday 10am - 6pm and currently closed on Thursday. It stocks a full range of hard and soft drinks, all at reasonable prices. It’s a great place to meet your comrades and entertain your guest. The meeting hall, fitted with a complete commercial kitchen, can accommodate any type of event with a capacity of up to 164 people. If you’re planning a private event, Post Members can rent the hall at special discounted rates. The Post’s social activities center around the monthly dinners supplied by our Auxiliary, augmented by a wide array of special events such as Super Bowl Parties, a Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day Open House and many, many others.
Remember. we have all shared unique but yet similar experiences and that creates a bond of brotherhood and sisterhood at Post 3513 that is unlike any other. We are here to help and serve.