The Veterans of Foreign Wars was originally founded in 1899 as the American Veterans of Foreign Service, the VFW continues to be a voice for veterans, currently deployed members of our Armed Forces and their families.
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"IN FLANDERS FIELDS THE POPPIES BLOW..." These opening words of Col. John McCrae's immortal poem are known to every child in the United States. Dedicated to the memory of the men who fought and died in France during World War I, the Poppies of which he wrote have become the true symbol of all those who have given their lives in our nation's wars.
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.
Those three words reverently dictate what you can be, what you will be. ~ Douglas MacArthur
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VFW DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA
VFW Department of Florida State Commander
"Soaring to New Heights”
This marks the start of a new chapter in the History of the VFW Department of Florida. A new year with new leaders, but our goals and objectives remain the same. "To Honor the Dead, by Helping the Living” are more than words. They are a commitment that every member and every Post has made to the veterans and their families that we serve.
To achieve this goal and the many others we have, we will need to soar to the greater heights that is instilled in each of us. We will need to learn to rise above the everyday struggles and keep focused on the mission.
No one can predict to what heights we can soar together. With a growing number of males and females in the VFW and Auxiliary, we need to respect each other inside and outside the VFW. We need to reach out to our members and those eligible to ensure that everyone is welcomed into our family of veterans.
As we begin writing our chapter for the 2021-2022 year, we need to unite as one. What will be written over the next year will depend on each of you. This team of Officers is ready to soar, so get onboard with what will be an exciting year of service to our communities, our youth, our veterans and their families. While doing all of that, we need to provide compassion, love, understanding and inclusiveness.
These are our challenges, but by "Soaring to New Heights”, we can achieve all of it.
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask you can do for your country.
- President John F Kennedy
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13