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// NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS //

Our Vision: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.
 
Who we are
 
The Veteran of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.
 
We trace our roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.
 
In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations that would eventually band together and become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. Today, membership stands at more than 1.6 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary.
 
Our voice was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, development of the national cemetery system, in the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, we won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active duty service members, and members of the guard and reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. We were the driving force behind the Veterans Access and Accountability Act of 2014, and continually fight for improved VA medical centers services for women veterans.
 
Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, in 2005 the VFW became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010. And in 2015, we became the first supporter of the National Desert Storm War Memorial which is planned for construction at our nation's capital.
 
 We have many programs and services that work to support veterans, service members and their families, as well as communities worldwide.
Please check out our latest fact sheet or spend some time browsing our site to learn why No One Does More For Veterans.
 
Our Core Values:

Always put the interests of our members first
 
Treat donors as partners in our cause Promote patriotism
 
Honor military service
 
Ensure the care of veterans and their families
 
Serve our communities

Promote a positive image of the VFW
 
Respect the diversity of veteran opinions 
 
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Statewide News

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Memorial Day Ceremonies

Annual Memorial Day Ceremonies are now virtual only.

Condolences

Passing of Past State Commander Stephen Gibbs

National News

Important info from National VFW

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Announcements

Post meeting is held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Bass Pro. Bass Pro Shop  is attached to the Silverton Casino. Start time is 6:00 o'clock. Afterwards, we all meet for dinner at Distills Restaurant at 7:30 o'clock. 

Post 12101 breakfast is held the last Wednesday of every month  at 8 o'clock at The Landing restaurant located at the Executive Airport.in Henderson NV. Come and fellowship with us. Lots of various things to talk about.
 

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OUR MISSION

Veterans of Foreign Wars Mission Statement

Honor the dead by helping the living

The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service.

The VFW provides numerous services to military service members and their families.

• MAP has helped fund Farewell and Welcome Home gatherings for military units worldwide.
• Operation Uplink provides free, pre-paid phone cards to service members.
• Unmet Needs can give a one-time grant up to $1,500 for qualifying service members and their families experiencing financial hardship.

Flags and flag education are essential elements of the VFW's Citizenship Education program.

Fostering patriotism and honoring America's veterans on Patriotic Days: Memorial Day, lndependence Day, Patriots Day, Loyalty Day, Veterans Day and POW/MlA Recognition day

Constructive Community Service is a founding VFW tenet with volunteerism benefiting education, the environment, health sciences, and civic projects. The VFW's citizenship education program is designed to stimulate an interest in America's history, its traditions, and institutions, as well as promote patriotism. The VFW also partners with the National Rifle Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, lnternational Association of Firefighters, the Salvation Army and Boy Scouts of America.

The VFW's Citizenship Education program arms teachers with school activities and resources designed to teach America's youth about patriotism and service and about the contributions of our nation's veterans in preserving peace.

VFW Scholarship Programs include Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, and VFW Military Family Scholarship. Every year, hundreds of thousands of students participate in garnering more than $3.1 million in scholarships and incentives.

The VFW's presence on Capitol Hill allows VFW officials to monitor and lobby Congress for legislative action targeted toward maintaining a strong national defense and improving military benefits and quality of life for all veterans, including those currently serving in the active-duty military, the National Guard and the Reserves.

One of the VFW's most successful legislative push was making college education affordable for military service members with the signing of the 1944 Gl Bill of Rights, and in 1984, the signing of the Montgomery GI Bill.

For more than 75 years, the VFW's Buddy Poppy program has raised millions of dollars in support of veterans' welfare and the well being of their dependents.

Cost of Buddy Poppies to VFW units provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans' rehabilitation and service programs, and partially supports the VFW National Home for orphans and widows of our nation's veterans.