Watch as a group of 40 Voice of Democracy 2016 winners attempt to put their gratitude to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and so much more into words.
On June 30, 2016, on behalf of the VFW, National Commander John A. Biedrzycki Jr., paid respect to South Korea’s fallen veterans at the Seoul National Cemetery.
VFW National Commander John A. Biedrzycki was presented with a Medal of Honor from Lee Shying-jow, the minister of the Veterans Affairs Council, Republic of China.
Members of VFW Post 4176 in Montgomery, Ala., presented a $30,000 check to Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute Director CMSgt Emily Shade on May 25, 2016. The donation will be used to help pay for the expansion of the Enlisted Heritage Hall, the Air Force’s only museum dedicated to showcasing and preserving the history of its enlisted men and women. Pictured (L-R): Bill Chivalette, chaplain and EHH curator; Terry Fetzer, quartermaster; CMSgt Emily Shade; Skip Dotherow, commander; W.T. Scott, trustee.
In observance of Memorial Day, VFW National Commander and Mrs. John Biedrzycki present a VFW wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, May 30, 2016.
\VFW National Commander John Biedrzycki, right, with the Naval Academy's Class of 2016 top graduate Thomas J. Wester, center, who aside from a VFW sword also earned seven other awards and scholarships. Soon-to-be Ensign Wester, 22, of Brookfield, Wis., is headed to Stanford University for his master's then off to the Blue Water Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer.
Pennsylvania Army National Guardsmen from Detachment 1, C. Company 2-104th Aviation proudly display a VFW flag that has flown multiple MEDVAC missions with the crew. Based out of Johnstown, Pa., the service members are currently deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.