VFW Post 688, located in Boerne, Texas, received its Charter in 1936. The Post is named in honor of Private Bruno Phillip, a Boerne native and eldest son of Julius Phillip. At the age of 30, Phillip volunteered to serve as an Infantryman in the U.S. Army during the First World War. He was killed in action on September 3rd, 1918, during the Saint Mihiel Offensive in France.
Post 688 has over 250 members who collectively represent service to our nation in every conflict from the World War II through Operation Inherent Resolve.
Post 688 hosts and participates in more than forty community events throughout the year including parades, commemorations, school visits, and other events to honor veterans our military, and to educate the community about important dates related to historical military actions that preserved the freedoms Americans enjoy today.