VFW Post 6464 continues to promote Safety Program; to provide and promote programs designed to safeguard our communities. The VFW is actively conducting and participating in six major categories under which any drug or safety activity will fall.


The six programs which our post can sponsor upon request by community groups are: (Allow 60 days advance notice before requested date of support, to obtain program materials required.)


Highway Safety


Any activity intended to improve individual driving skills and awareness or activities associated with improving safety in our vehicles and on our roadways.


Pedestrian Safety


Any worthwhile activity intended to improve individual awareness and visibility of non-motorized vehicle riding skills, awareness and responsibility.


Recreational Safety


Any organized activity associated with improving the skills and responsibilities of those individuals engaged in recreation activities with children and/or adults.


Home/Fire Safety


 Activities designed to promote and inform individuals within the community about protecting their homes, possessions and lives.


Drug Awareness


Any program designed to inform and protect your community from the influence of substance abuse, to include prescription drugs.




A program to bring public recognition to the people of the community who spend their work day protecting the lives and property. Recognizing the heroism/or safety achievements of those individuals in the community. This category may also be used to report an activity that does not fit into any of the above categories, including cooperation with other groups and organizations besides the VFW. (Life Saving Award, Law Enforcement Officer, EMT/Paramedic, Firefighter of the Year Award, Distribution of various safety related materials)

Click Here for First Responders Letter

Click Here for VFW Post Servant Award Post Entry 

Form Click Here for Public Servant Award Criteria



Posts are encouraged to submit their candidate(s) to their Department Safety Director no later than January 1, 2022. Submissions can be made by email at or mailed to Jessica Wright: 7468 N. Johnson Road Lakeview, MI. 48850.  Awards will be presented to all 3 winners at the 2022 State Convention.




EMT:  Any individual, who actively gives emergency medical treatment, provides rescue service or civil disaster assistance as a member of any public or volunteer company organized to give emergency medical care, provide rescue and civil disaster assistance to our nation’s citizens.

Law Enforcement:  Any individual who serves in a municipal, county, state or federal unit tasked with enforcement of the laws pertaining to their area of responsibility. This award does not apply to individuals employed by private companies or security services.

Firefighter: Any individual who actively fights fires as a member of any public or volunteer company organized to fight fires and give assistance to our nation’s citizens.


Criteria for these awards:


1.  Recognition by their colleagues or those they serve

2.  Consistent excellence in the performance of their duties

3.  Consistent dedication to their official responsibilities over a period of years and continuous growth in responsibilities and skills within their profession.


Documentation required for all Candidates:


1.  Post Entry Form:  containing the candidate’s name, title, address, telephone number and identifying the award for which the individual should be considered. This fillable form is found on the Department of Michigan web page under Programs and Safety (highlighted in blue) (blank copies available via email or hard copies can be mailed to your post at your request)

2.  Nomination letter containing candidate’s name, title, address, telephone and identifying the award for which the individual should be considered.

3.  One (1) page resume of the candidate’s overall background

4.  One (1) page resume of the candidate’s background in their field

5.  One (1) page listing of the candidate’s accomplishments and awards in their field

6.  Photograph Head and Shoulder.  


**Late entries will not be accepted.


**Incomplete packets will be returned to the sender with instructions on what needs to be corrected in the packet.