Post 9662


Our Post, which is open to the public, features a full service bar and hosts Thursday dinners and Friday dances throughout the month.

Please stop by and join us.
The Post is also available for rental and can accommodate up to 140 people with a private 1200 sq. ft. room and overflow in to the Club Room as capacity allows. The bar is available during rentals as well.

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Live Band

Mark your calendars! Friday June 26th Country Rivet will be performing at the Post. Social distancing is necessary but we want to see you all for a night of fun! Finally!!

We have food!! Thursday 6/4

Hey – we know it isn’t prime rib, but we have to start somewhere!!  Due to social distancing, we will not have the normal chow line that we are famous for on Thursday evening.  Instead we are in for a real treat!!  Burgers or Pork Fritters served with fries.  They will be served in to go packaging so you can eat inside, outside on the picnic tables or take them home and enjoy!!  But, make no mistake….we are back in business!  Come join us!!

NEW DATE for 2nd Annual Red, White & Que BBQ

The second annual BBQ has been rescheduled from June 6th to September 26th. Mark your calendars! Click here for the entry form: http://vfw9662.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020-Red-White-and-Que-Registration-updated.png

Back by popular demand, the bar-b-que teams will be going at it in a head-to-head competition that is bound to be fierce!!  You can come out and sample some chili, drink a beverage, and fill up on BBQ plate lunches prepared by one of Ankeny’s finest master BBQ’er, Larry Halbrook!  Don’t miss this celebration that raised bunches and bunches of money for Veterans last year!  We’d love to see you there!

Today is the big day!!

We are are very excited to announce that we will be re-opening our doors for business on Thirsty Thursday, May 28th at 1500 (3 pm). So come out to join us for a cold one! If things go smoothly, we’ll also be open Friday and Saturday and return to normal hours next week too! Here are a few things you should know.

After a very thorough cleaning process, we’ve rearranged tables and removed some of the barstools to allow for social distancing. We are limited to 1/2 our full capacity initially. If you feel sick our have a fever, please stay home until you are healthy so that everyone else can stay healthy too. If you would like to wear a mask, you may. But it is not required.

We will not have our normal Thursday meals or Friday dances yet. But we are working on some options so please check back with us often!!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the Post. See you all real soon!

Happy Memorial Day, May 25, 2020!

Memorial Day (previously but now seldom called Decoration Day ) is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Many events this weekend have been scaled back due to Covid-19. But, let us never forget those who secured the freedom we have today.

Buddy Poppy Drive – You can still Help!

Due to Covid-19, the scheduled Buddy Poppy distribution this Memorial Day was not able to be held. If you would like to show your support to the V.F.W. Post 9662, you can make a donation to our annual “Buddy Poppy” drive by sending a check to the Post at 1309 NE 66th Ave., Des Moines, IA. 50313, and write “Buddy Poppy” on the “For” line on your check. Thanks and happy Memorial Day.