Serving Booneville, DeSoto, Van Meter, West Des Moines, Adel, Waukee and Winterset


"Is there a place"


Commander -
Vince Junker

First Vice Comander -
Larry Kinsey

Adjutant -
Toby Cozad

Chaplain -
Gordon Martens

Terry Vande Kamp

Service Officer-
Ed Watson

Historian -
Denny Sutherland

Sergeant-at-arms -
Terry Clark

PO Box 81
Van Meter, IA

Ph: 515.996.9166

 Welcome to the
Van Meter Post #403 web site.

Post 403 is a non-profit 501(c) (19) veterans organization. We serve the communities of Booneville, DeSoto, Van Meter, and West Des Moines with additional members from Adel, Waukee, and Winterset – all in central Iowa. The Post revitalized in 2003 and has increased its’ membership from 29 in 2003 to 89 in 2012. We hope you like our website and will visit it often.

We completed the construction of the Veterans Reception Center that will serve the families and communities of our area AND the families of all veterans utilizing the Iowa State Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter.


Post Current Activity Flyer
Nov - Dec Flier

For additional information regarding the facility, please visit


This beautiful new building was built with a focus on providing a free venue for families of veterans after interment services at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. This facility will also be available for rental by the general public.

Now that we have placed this $1.6 million dollar building in Van Meter, our remaining mortgage is $200,000.  Please consider helping us eliminate that debt so that our facility can become self-sustaining.

Download the form, fill out and join all of us supporting the new center.



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