VFW’s Facebook Page Surpasses 300,000 Likes
Facebook community unites veterans and veterans' supporters
July 03, 2013
As the VFW National Headquarter’s official Facebook page
reaches 300,000 likes, the VFW is shedding its image as an outdated
organization and utilizing the benefits social media has to offer. In the last
three years, the VFW Facebook page has increased by 90 percent.
The VFW Facebook page has evolved into a community of
veterans and veterans’ supporters who come together to honor our veterans and
military personnel, discuss veterans’ issues and take action to preserve the
rights of those who have earned them.
Just this year, the VFW’s Facebook community has
successfully answered two “Action Alerts” issued by the VFW Commander-in-Chief to
ensure lawmakers keep veterans’ best interests in mind. VFW Facebook users contacted
their senators and congressional representatives to reinstate military Tuition
Assistance programs and lower the precedence of
the Distinguished Warfare Medal (DWM).
In addition to an engaging
Facebook page, the VFW is also experiencing rapid growth on other social media
channels such as Twitter and Google+. Earlier this year, the VFW began hosting
monthly Twitter Chats to answer followers’ questions in real-time.
To stay up to date with
veterans and military news and VFW programs and initiatives, visit the VFW Facebook page.
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