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.
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”
"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