Somers Veterans Memorial, VFW Post #2751, Somers Memorial Park, Somers, Wisconsin
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The Somers Veterans Memorial is located just south of the Somers Village and Town Hall at 7511 12th Street (Highway E).  The Veterans Memorial is a feature within the 14 acre Somers Memorial Park which hosts summer softball games, playgrounds, and other multi-use green space for recreation.


Reservations may be accepted for the use of the Veteran’s Memorial Park Pavilion by Village or Town residents and Village-based or Town-based non-profit groups for the purpose of family gatherings, non-profit events and such other activities as are outlined in the Village of Somers Resolution No. 2015-007 dated June, 2015.

About the Memorial

The Somers Veterans Memorial was sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign War Post #2751 which was chartered November 10, 1970 with 84 members.

“Circle of Flags”, Somers VFW Memorial, Somers, Wisconsin
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The Somers VFW Post #2751 Memorial site includes three 24′ x 30 foot sheltered pavilions that include benches, picnic tables, and electrical service to accommodate gatherings.  The site is available for public use with the exception of Memorial Day and Veterans Day which are reserved exclusively for Somers VFW Post #2751 events.  Contact Somers Town Hall for use of the Memorial for groups.

A concrete walkway connects the main feature of the Memorial called the “Circle of Flags” that include the U.S., P.O.W., and M.I.A. flags flying from a 25′ pole with surrounding flags which represent all of the Armed Force branches on flag poles 5′ shorter.

The Veteran’s Memorial was the idea of the comrades of Somers VFW Post #2751 and approved by the Post membership on October, 2010.  A Memorial Committee was formed October, 2011 and the $60,000 VFW Memorial was mostly financed through Post #2751 and donations.  The Memorial was dedicated on October 27, 2012.

Somers Veterans Memorial Picnic Areas, Somers, Wisconsin
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Reason for the Memorial

The new Somers Veterans Memorial was designed and built to honor all U.S. Veterans.  The Somers VFW Post #2751 extends its heartfelt appreciation to the Village and Town of Somers and residents for the honor and opportunity to build the Memorial in a prominent place at the Somers Memorial Park.

About the VFW

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States began in 1898, after the Spanish-American War. The VFW is the oldest major veterans service organization in the United States with nearly three million members.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is chartered by the U.S. Congress. Each VFW Post is a non-profit corporation.  Somers VFW Post #2751’s non-profit corporation status is on file at the Wisconsin Secretary of State’s office.

The purpose of the VFW is 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, 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.

Somers VFW Post #2751 Disbanded

Julius Mianecki, Quarter Master, Somers VFW Post #2751 notified the Town of Somers that Post #2751 was disbanded effective January 1, 2015.
Membership was transferred to VFW Post #7308 in Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.