Welcome to the VFW!

Who We Are

The VFW is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, we are the nation's largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans organization.

With more than 1.4 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in nearly 6,000 Posts worldwide, the VFW and its Auxiliary are dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. 


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