Non-Profit-incorporation December 10, 1987
VFW Post 1581 Post History Presentation CLICK HERE
VFW Post 1581 Commander. Attorney. Establish the post 1581 pull tabs program, providing financial income for the post.
Sebastian (Subby) Caniglia:
VFW Post 1581 Commander. Subby Caniglia was an Omaha native who attended Creighton University and served in the Army in World War II. He was a member of the local musicians union since 1946. He was an active member of the American Italian Heritage Society and volunteered at La Festa Italiana for 25 years. For about 30 years he was lead alto sax player and a singer in the Eddy Haddad Orchestra. Subby played for the stars at Ak-Sar-Ben family shows and the Omaha Civic Auditorium — Jimmy Durante, Robert Goulet, Debbie Reynolds, Patti Page, Jack Jones, Jack Benny, Rosemary Clooney. Subby Caniglia sold insurance, including 25 years for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.
Michael J.Bizzarri Sr:
VFW Post 1581 Commander and Quartermaster. WWII Navy veteran; member American Legion Post 0374 and VFW Post 1581.
Lorenz "Bill" Montoya:
He joined the Army and served in Europe during the Berlin Crisis. He was discharged in 1964. After leaving the Army, he began dating the former Eva Jean Silas, who he knew in Lexington. He was a truck driver for McCann Concrete Co. in Omaha. He was a member of VFW Post 1581 and Commander of the Mexican-American Veterans. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Am Vets, American Legion Post 1 and Nebraska State Honor Guard Forum. Lorenz was the first VFW member to make All-American five times for the state of Nebraska and he was an all-state selection seven times.
VFW Post 1581 Monthly Meeting
Try to come earlier than the meeting start at 9 AM.
- Date: October 10, 2020, Saturday
- Time: 9:00 AM
- Place: American Legion post 266 Bennington
Address: 15212 S. 2nd street, Bennington, NE 68007 (main street Bennington downtown.
Directions: 156th street north from Omaha to Bennington is closed due to road work. Go from 168th and Maple north to Bennington road (by the schools), go east (right), that takes you to Bennington. Go to stark street, go south (right), then to 2nd street turn left.
Schedule: Second Saturday of each month. 9 AM
No food. We will have masks and hand sanitizer, if you need it. Wearing a mask is optional. Social distancing will be practiced.
MAP CLICK HERE
Future VFW post 1581 meeting dates will be at this location until further notice.