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.
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
The objects of this organization shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical and educational; to assist the Posts and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and its own members whenever possible; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America and fidelity to its Constitution and Laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom and equal rights and justice to all men and women; and to preserve and defend the United States of America from all her enemies whomsoever.
VFW Department of Florida is proud to present our Department Officers.
The VFW National Home was founded in 1925 in Eaton Rapids, Michigan as a place where families left behind by war could remain together.
WHO ARE THE COOTIES? THEY ARE THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS, "THE HONOR DEGREE” ALSO THE ACTIVE WORKERS OF THE V. F. W. AND ALL, COOTIES ARE ALWAYS THERE, READY TO ANSWER THE CALL. THEIR LITTLE RED HAT, THEY PROUDLY WON, IN AN OUTFIT, THAT’S BASED ON FUN. A DEDICATION TO WHICH THEY WILL EVER STICK, TO VISIT THEIR BUDDIES, THE DISABLED AND THE SICK. THE COOTIES PRACTICE THEIR MOTTO, WITH ALL THEIR MIGHT, TO ALWAYS "KEEP ’EM SMILIN IN BEDS OF WHITE”. NOW YOU KNOW AND CAN CLEARLY SEE, JUST WHY A COOTIE HAS RECEIVED, "THE HONOR DEGREE”
Our youth today will become the leaders of tomorrow. Our Programs & Scholarships help build the future of our youth.
** Please note Buddy Poppy price increase. "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
The United States Flag, Its History and How to Display and respect it.
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2023 VFW Department of Florida State Convention Renaissance Hotel, Orlando June 15-June 18th
BANQUET TICKET FOR STATE CONVENTION ORDER FORM
2023 Quartermaster/Trustee/Deputy Inspectors School of Instruction June 10, 2023
VFW DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA STATE COMMANDER RONALD "RON" MILLS
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VFW DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA
It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13
" True heroism is remarkably sober, ver undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost."
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