Founded in Jan. 1921 and named after the famous Rough Rider William “Bucky” O’Neill, the post is the oldest active VFW post in Arizona.
Born Feb. 2, 1860 in St. Louis, Missouri, his many accomplishments include being a Lawyer, Judge, Sheriff, Editor of 3 newspapers and Mayor of Prescott, Az. He was killed in action July, 1, 1898 in the battle for San Juan, Cuba. On his grave at Arlington it is written “Who would not die for a new star on the flag”.
VFW 541 is active in the community and in providing services and outreach for veterans and their families. We host many fundraising events which are open to the public. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and announcement list so that you can plan to attend, enjoy and participate in helping our veterans locally, statewide and on the national level.