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VFW Objectives

To ensure the national security through maximum military strength.To speed the rehabilitation of the nation’s disabled and needy veterans.To assist the widows and orphans and the dependents of disabled and needy veterans.To promote Americanism through education in patriotism and constructive service to the communities in which we live.

Why Join the VFW?  

Why join the VFW? Because our strength comes from you.Simply put, the VFW strives to do good things for deserving people; particularly veterans, their families, and their communities. From local grassroots ideas to national influence, we work everyday to make a difference. It’s our strength as an organization. And, with each individual membership, we only grow stronger.As America’s oldest Major Veterans Service Orginization the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has a rich and notable history that has not only served America’ veterans but America as a whole.From collecting millions of signatures to make the Star Spangled Banner our National Anthem to today’s new G.I BIll for service members, the VFW has been the tip of the spear for America and those who serve her in uniform.September 29, 1899 thirteen veterans of the Spanish-American War formed the American Veterans of Foreign Service (AVFS) that has grown into today’s VFW with over 1.4 million members.