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.
The VFW Department of Florida is proud to announce one of our Florida Students won 3rd Place at the VFW National Conference. Rei Borges, and 8th grade Student from Gulf Breeze. We are so proud of her. Congratulations! Congratulations to all the students for their love of our country and taking part in the VFW Department of Florida Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen contest.
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
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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The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln