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 Post History

The Post first mustered on 20 January, 1929 and the Auxiliary first mustered on 24 March, 1929.
 
 
 
All American Post
2017-2018
 
 
 
All State Post
2017-2018
 
100% Post
2015-2016
2016-2017
2017-2018
 

VFW History

The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans from Spanish American war formed two different organization American Veterans of Foreign Service (Columbus, OH) and the National Society of the Army of the Philippines (Denver, CO). These were organized to secure the rights and benefits for veterans of the Spanish American War (1898) and the Philippines War (1899-1902). These two organizations merged in 1914, creating the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. The VFW was charted by Congress in 1936.

 

After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.

 

The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.

 

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.

 

Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.

 

From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.

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