The V.F.W. was founded in 1899. There are 2.7 million members of the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary located in approximately 9,500 Posts worldwide.
Locally, the members of Post 914 regularly visit those in Veterans’ Administration Hospitals, provide veterans’ affairs outreach to schools and participate in ceremonial events honoring veterans and their families.
Other noted accomplishments of the V.F.W include lobbying for a GI bill for the 20th century; donating more than $1 million each to the Vietnam, Korean, Women in the Service and World War II memorials; fighting for compensation to veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome; and improving VA medical centers services for women veterans. From providing $2.5 million in college scholarships to high school students every year to encouraging elevation of the Veterans Administration to the president’s cabinet, the V.F.W. is there–honoring the dead by helping the living.
The V.F.W. assists all veterans and their families to obtain veterans’ entitlements and other services. In addition, the organization works for the well being of those serving on active duty, in the National Guard and the Reserves.
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