Veterans of Foreign Wars George Dilboy Post 529
This local branch of the national Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States organization, VFW Post 529, is named for George Dilboy, a onetime Somerville resident of Greek descent who received the Medal of Honor for his efforts in World War I.
The George Dilboy Post is located on Summer Street just outside of Davis Square in the Winter Hill Bank building, with its entrance on Summer Street adjacent to the parking lot. This local branch holds monthly meetings, hosts fundraisers, does community service projects, participates in national scholarship contests and reaches out to local veterans. The George Dilboy Post also rents out its hall for functions and events.
- Handicap Accessible: No
- Founding Date: October 20, 1920
- What makes this community special?: "It's a close-knit community. We only sit on four square miles of land, but we have approximately 77,000 people, with 7,000 to 8,000 veterans. So one out of 10 residents is a veteran. A lot of people don't know that."
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: metered
- Scope: Local, National
- Type: Veterans and military