Johnson-Phelps VFW Post 5220
The Johnson-Phelps VFW Post 5220 is one of thousands of posts under the auspices of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the largest chartered organization of combat war veterans in the United States.
More than 1,300 veterans comprise the Oak Lawn VFW post, which includes combat veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Members of the Johnson-Phelps post donate hundreds of volunteer hours to supporting veterans and their families, community outreach and events commemorating the military. The post also has a women's auxiliary.
The post operates a meeting hall that is available for private rental and includes a banquet room. Many local organizations use the hall for meetings and events, such as Bingo.
Banquet packages are available, including food and beverages, and there is a kitchen for preparation.
The post meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month; the women's auxiliary the first Tuesday of the month.
The lounge opens at noon.
- Hours: Daily lounge hours, noon to 1am or 2am. Bingo, Wed, 6:45pm.
- Handicap Accessible: ramp
- Founding Date: 1945
- What makes this community special?: The post is named for two Oak Lawn men who were killed in World War II.
- Parking: Free lot
- Scope: Local
- Type: Veterans and military