Hendersonville’s VFW Post 9851

“Honor the Dead by Serving the Living” We hold regular meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Our Post is very active and has been honored as Leading Post in the State of Tennessee for Community Service, and the plans show no indication of slowing down.


Continue reading to learn more about all of the wonderful activities benefiting veterans, their families and our community. 


Sumner County Vets Food Pantry

Cooperative Effort with Vietnam Veterans Chapter 240 Assisting disadvantaged Veterans and their families Food, Supplies, and Financial Assistance – Saturday mornings.


Operation Spearhead

In August 2006, VFW POST 9851 started Operation Spearhead to support the families of our local heroes called to serve in the War on Terrorism. Our program continues as young men and women continue to volunteer, and we honor their sacrifice. Click here to learn more!



VFW Post 9851 Spearhead Relief Fund

Aid distressed Veterans and their families – financial, physical, or mental.


Community Involvement
  • Assisting Local School Projects – JROTC HS Programs
  • Assisting Local Boy/Girl/Explorer Scouts
  • Safety Day and Loyalty Day Programs
  • Supporting Chamber of Commerce, Civic Groups and City Events
  • Hosting “Hendersonville Veteran’s Day Parade”


VA Survivors and Burial Benefits Kit 

After the passing of a loved one who has served this country, many survivors do not know what to do or where to begin to obtain VA assistance. VA has prepared a Survivors and Burial Benefits kit ( to help guideVeterans, service members and their families after the loss of a loved one. Families and survivors should keep this kit in storage with service medical records, discharge documents, VA disability ratings, and other information so that it will be available when needed.


Patriots Pen Essay Contest

Nationwide, the Patriots Pen VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. We invite you to join the more than 120,000 students who participated last year in this contest. The national winners will receive at least
$500. The first-place national award is currently $5,000 plus an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the winner and a parent or guardian.


The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. Learn More


Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay Contest

Each year, nearly 38,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition. Learn More


Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each (state) VFW Department wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.


Teacher of the Year

Each year the VFW recognizes three exceptional teachers – one each from the elementary, junior high, and high school levels – for their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and instill patriotism in their students. Learn More


Buddy Poppy

The red poppy has connected generations of veterans, service members, and their families with civilians in remembering all those who have fallen. And for more than 75 years, the VFW’s “Buddy”® Poppy program has honored those who have sacrificed by raising millions of dollars to support veterans’ well-being. Learn More


Come and be a part of us whether you’re eligible to become a Post, Auxiliary, or Booster member!


Hall Rental Fee is $500 per day and a $400 Cleaning Deposit – the deposit is reserve for any excessive cleaning or damage to facilities, refunded after inspection is made of premises (inside and outside). A $200 Reservation Deposit (non-refundable) is required to reserve the hall – remaining rental balance required 7 days prior to the event.


Kitchen Facilities are available for use – $50 fee per day.


Any and all alcoholic beverages on Post property MUST be purchased from the Post, MUST be served by a licensed Post bartender and MUST remain inside the building – An additional $75 charge for 4 hours per bartender is required.  TENNESSEE LAW PROHIBITS ALCOHOL TO BE BROUGHT IN OR REMOVED FROM THE BUILDING BY RENTER OR GUESTS. If violations occur, the event can be terminated, and everyone will be required to vacate the property without recourse. Champagne Glasses need to be furnished by renter. Bottle Beer Only! Questions should be directed to the Lounge Manager.



  • Seating for up to 150 people
  • 22 – 6 ft. tables
  • 6 – 3 ft. tables
  • 2- 5 ft. round tables
  • Wireless Internet available
  • Secure Access
  • Full Kitchen
  • Stage Area
  • Dance Floor

and more!

Contact the Post (615) 824-9851 for viewing or contract appointment.

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Find Heros with Dogtags at the Foxhole Lounge. Come enjoy fellowship and great times!




  • Monday – Thursday 4 pm-10 pm
  • Friday – 4 pm – 12 pm
  • Saturday – 4 pm- 10 pm
  • Sunday – 12 pm – 10 pm



For people who have no musical ability, but lots of stage presence. Come join the fun!


Every Friday Night 7 pm – 11 pm (Last Call 11:30 pm)

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