123rd Annual Anniversary of the VFW which is an organization that was founded on September 29, 1899, by a small group of war veterans of the Spanish-American War and the Philippine–American War. Their purpose was simple: to advocate for the needs of their members and to honor the men and women who have served the U.S. military. National VFW Day is an organization holiday that’s celebrated on September 29th and helps the VFW promote not only patriotism but also their military service contributions, community service programs, and youth scholarship offers.
Commander-in-Chief Tim Borland has laid down a challenge to all VFW Posts for the month of September 2022! During the month of September 2022, we’re going to be focusing on increasing our Annual members. This is going to count new members, continuous members who renew during the month of September, reinstated members, and dues-paying transfers. At the end of the month, we’re going to take the five top Posts in each division and hold a drawing for a $500 award to be deposited directly into the Post account. Getting off to a strong start in the first quarter of the membership year is imperative to building momentum that will continue throughout the year. We have our goals and the tools necessary to achieve them. All we need is the motivation and the call to action – and that call has gone out. Remember when we’re out there speaking with our members and the veterans in our community, that EVERY VETERAN COUNTS.
OUR MISSION: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all 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.
District 5 Upcoming Events schedule is available for review via this website. Future event links will be provided as events get reviewed and finalized. A link is provided below to prompt you to the website location. Adminstrative Due Dates can be accessed via Members only!!
"In Flanders Fields the Poppies Blow..." Theses are the opening words of Col. John McCrae's immortal poem dedicated to the memory of the men and women that served, fought and died in France during World War I, the poppies of which he wrote has become the true symbol of all those who have given their lives in our nations wars.
In James’ honor, we are sponsoring an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a Special Forces Veteran who is working towards the completion of a higher education degree. This is valid until 1 June 2023!! Renewal each year until 2025!!
Designed to help grow your membership, this FREE Website that is Synced with National, for your Post / District* / Department, is chock full of tools that are easy to use.