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    5/7/2021 - Before Memorial Day in 1922, we conducted our first poppy distribution, becoming the first veterans' organization to organize a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, as it remains today. During our 1923 encampment, we decided that VFW "Buddy"® Poppies would be assembled by disabled and needy veterans who would be paid for their work to provide them with financial assista...

    5/7/2021 - This Memorial Day, the VFW is sharing the impact of the VFW "Buddy"® Poppy in honor of the service men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

    7/20/2017 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a 26-year absence, up to 10,000 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary are set to roll into New Orleans this weekend to elect new leadership and to approve resolutions that will guide the national organization’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and its veteran and military support programs across the country. The 118th VFW National Convention begins Saturday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The bu...

    11/9/2017 - VFW Post 968 in Raymond, Wash., is one of 22 Posts nationwide that could receive up to $2,000 in matching grant funds to help restore World War I memorials. Post 968 Adjutant Gordon Aleshire said the Post decided to restore the monument, in part, because of the 100 Cities/100 Memorials program. “This community embraces the honoring of their servicemen and women so it’s important to get [the monument] back in a respectable condition,” said Aleshire, who served in Vietnam ...

    7/18/2018 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Donald Trump will be joining more than 10,000 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary as they bring the 119th VFW National Convention to the Kansas City Convention Center this Saturday through July 25. The business sessions are closed to the public, but a free, two-day weekend veterans walk-in claims clinic and four-day health fair are accessible to all veterans, service members and their families. “Kans...

    4/28/2008 - It's a sacred day to all war veterans: None need to be reminded of the reason that Memorial Day must be commemorated. But what about the general public, and more important, future generations? Do most non-veterans really recognize the importance of the day honoring their fellow Americans killed in war? Judging from what Memorial Day has become—simply another day off from work—the answer is a resounding no. Perhaps a reminder is due, then. And it is the duty of each and ...

    7/10/2008 - EATON RAPIDS, Mich. — National Home resident Marie Strefling has been selected by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary as the 2008-2009 Buddy Poppy Child. Marie continues a 78-year tradition by representing the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW National Home for Children at the VFW National Convention in Orlando, Florida on August 17-22. The Buddy Poppy Child is selected annually from National Home residents between the ages of 6 and 12. Applicants w...

    6/2/2009 - TEMPE, Ariz. — For more than a century, the men and women of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) have given selflessly to defend those throughout the world who could not fight for themselves. True heroes, these veterans have earned their good names through great sacrifice, but their honorable deeds are of no consequence to identity thieves ready to tarnish their credit histories, perpetrate fraud and leave behind mountains of debt. LifeLock is honored t...

    4/23/2010 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two home-town and national icons, the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Headquarters and the Kansas City Chiefs, have joined forces to highlight and honor the service and sacrifice of the millions of military members who have, or are fighting, to preserve our freedoms and liberties at home and abroad. The Kansas City Chiefs and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation’s "Salute to Military Families " patriotic program is expected to unite thousands of...

    5/13/2014 - In honor of our nation’s heroes, the VFW is teaming up with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) to make this year’s Memorial Day weekend a community event across the nation! TSC, the largest farm and ranch store chain in the United States, is offering local VFW Posts the chance to host events onsite at TSC stores throughout the country to honor our fallen heroes and showcase their patriotism. Encourage your Post to join in and register for this event—“A Saturday Salute.” Th...

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