VFW Celebrates 112 Years of Service to Veterans

A message from VFW Commander-in-Chief Richard DeNoyer

On the 29th of September each year, we celebrate the creation of one of America’s most iconic organizations — the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. The VFW has a long and proud history of serving and protecting America’s veterans, service members and their families, as well as being stalwart defenders of the U.S. Constitution and of a strong national defense. Now, more than any time in our history, a strong VFW is instrumental in keeping our military and our nation strong.  

Through every war and conflict in the 20th and 21st centuries, the VFW has led the way to promote strong military and veterans’ legislation. As in the past, today, the VFW advocates and supports those deployed to operations in locations around the world while still maintaining vigilance and representation for multiple generations of veterans and for thousands of service members stateside.  

VFW and its Auxiliary members are making a remarkable difference at a critical time in our country’s history. Our accomplishments are significant and many, from helping to create the Department of Veterans Affairs, the World War II GI Bill, and Agent Orange and Gulf War Syndrome legislation, to leading the way on traumatic injury disability insurance and a new 21st Century GI Bill.   

The VFW has recorded 112 years of unwavering commitment and extraordinary service to our nation. It’s an amazing record we are justifiably proud to lay claim to. Our distinguished history of service will always serve as inspiration and as a guide for the future as we remain always steadfast in doing all that we can to improve the quality of life for today’s service members, veterans and their families.   

God bless our troops and our veterans, and God bless America.   


Richard DeNoyer

VFW Commander-in-Chief