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.
Remember that Programs keep your VFW Post viable in the community and play a big part in keeping your Post, District and Department strong and a part of our great National Organization. Programs also assure that you retain your tax exempt status. Click link to get started.
"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 STATE COMMANDER
This year's theme is "Teamwork Makes The Dream Work"
Leaders understand that to achieve goals, it’s important to have everyone working in unison. If they all have different goals, the only result you’ll get is chaos. Here are four reasons why teamwork makes the dream work.
To serve and improve the lives of our veterans, the military and their families, our communities and to advocate on behalf of all veterans
Working as a team, the Commander’s Special Project and the President’s Special Project for 2020 - 2021 is
"Heroes On The Water” (HOW).
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" 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."
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask you can do for your country.
- President John F Kennedy
"Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared to death."