2015 was a busy year for the VFW. Watch to see all of the exciting ways the VFW has been working for veterans, service members and their families over the past year!
VFW National Commander John A. Biedrzycki Jr. (center), VFW Senior Vice Commander Brian J. Duffy (left) and VFW Junior Vice Commander Keith E. Harman (right) were elected as VFW's new leadership team on June 22, 2015 at the 116th VFW National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pa.
CSM Gerald Ecker accepts the 2015 VFW Armed Forces Award on behalf of the U.S. Army Medics at the 116th VFW National Convention. The award was presented in appreciation of the Medics more than 240 years of faithful and dedicated service so that others may live.
Anthony Imperato, president of Henry Repeating Arms presents the VFW's John Stroud with a Military Service Tribute Rifle during the VFW's 116th National Convention. In addition, Mr. Imperato presented the VFW with a surprise $50,000 donation.
Post Commander Wilmar C. Donahue accepts the 2015 Fred C. Hall Memorial Outstanding Post Special Project Award on behalf of VFW Post 2554 of Sultan, Wash., at the 116th VFW National Convention. The award was presented in recognition of the Post's unique and outstanding "American Flags on Main Street" community service project.
Past Commander-in-Chief William "Bill" Thien was awarded the VFW Distinguished Service Medal and Citation at the 116th VFW National Convention. He was recognized for the loyalty and commitment he displayed to veterans and our organization's mission throughout his 44 year tenure.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert A. McDonald apprised VFW delegates on the current state of the VA during the 116th National Convention. Describing VA's successful strides toward improvement, he acknowledged the multiple challenges VA continues to face in effort to provide the highest quality of care to America's veterans.