Honoring Our Country through Community Service
Representing Our Community
Marching For the Future
Facing Change With Tradition
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Leading Locally

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Given the ever changing technological and geopolitical landscape, we help each other stay grounded.

Veterans are why we are a free nation and everyone’s experience in the military is different. What is the same is having served.

Come share your story and energy with our community.


Sharing Camaraderie

Regardless of our lifestyle, or where we served, the Veterans of Chagrin Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12067 and our sister post American Legion 383 share more than just armed forces service. We have brought our passion for national service home.

By joining with other civic and community organizations we are bringing continued awareness to the obligations of citizenship. We cultivate leadership one principle at a time through our varied events and scholarships.

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Celebrating the Virtues of Citizenship

Sisters, brothers, mothers, dads, friends, and extended family - each era of veterans come with their unique cultural and societal challenges.  You can help us by encouraging your veteran to share their experience through participation.  Your encouragement matters. Their membership and your support are all greatly appreciated.

Embracing the Past - Heralding the Future

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Memorial Day Service - Evergreen Cemetery

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio - The Village of Chagrin Falls takes pride in observing Memorial Day with a traditional ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery, which featured the timeless tributes by the VFW, DAR, and American Legion.

Although the day’s festivities did not include a parade for the second straight year because of the pandemic, a crowd of 300 guests was allowed to attend.



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One Mission: Chagrin Falls

How different was the World War II military experience with that of personnel today? How similar? Given the changing technological and geopolitical landscape, how has the 'soldier's life' transformed over the last 6 decades? Are motivations the same even though conditions and combatants are dramatically different? How do wide-eyed, enthusiastic, young men and women with small-town roots assimilate with those from uniquely different backgrounds and cultures? Do these encounters shade their civilian year permanently?
On May 28th & 29th, of 2010 (to coincide with the Chagrin Falls Blossom Festival and Memorial Day ceremonies) we collected stories from those who were there and from the loved ones of those who served with pride.
From Iwo Jima to Iraq we hear emotional, raw, often surprising and always captivating tales of service...some stories shared for the very first time.



A special thank you to our supportive merchant community.

We appreciate your displaying our recruiting posters in and around the Village of Chagrin Falls.

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Blossom Time Parade

Blossom Time is one of the most wonderful weekends of the year in Chagrin Falls. Every year on Memorial Day weekend, the Chagrin Valley Jaycees organize a carnival with a midway, carnival games, food, and rides in Chagrin River Park, but that’s just part of the festivities.

Parades and ceremonies honoring veterans will return to Memorial Day after the pandemic forced many cities to modify their plans in the past two years.

The first holiday weekend of the summer includes memorials and festivals across the region.