Presenting a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is VFW National Commander Bill Thien, with his wife, Linda (right), by his side and VFW Ladies Auxiliary National President Sissy Borel. The Chief was in town for the VFW Eastern Conference and had earlier that day joined the president and other VSO/MSO leadership in the White House for breakfast before heading over to Veterans Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, where he also presented a VFW wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
VFW Adjutant General John Hamilton and new VFW spokesman Lou Diamond Phillips discuss the 99% and doing what's right for veterans.
Specialist John Gomez, U.S. Army Retired, was injured in an ambush in Afghanistan. He suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and lost his right eye. Today, the VFW National Veterans Service is helping Gomez navigate the VA system to get the benefits he earned.
Here's a look at all of the ways the VFW has been working to improve the lives of veterans, service members and their families over the past year.
VFW members elected U.S. Navy and Vietnam veteran, William A. “Bill” Thien on July 24, 2013, in Louisville, Ky., during the 114th VFW National Convention.