Subscription dues are just like a magazine subscription. It gives you 365 days of membership in the VFW. The basic breakdown of what is going to happen is:

Annual membership dues are $45 and due on the anniversary of the date you joined the VFW or the date of annual renewal. As a annual member and you paid your dues before Jan 2021 your expiration will be Jan 2022. If you pay after that date whatever day your dues are processed at National will be the new expiration date. For example: You send in your dues to National on 1 Feb 2021 and National processed them on 15 Feb. Your new expiration date would be 15 Feb 2022.



You can become a VFW Life Member by making a one-time payment, or you can pay for your Life membership through the VFW website with an initial $45 payment and the balance of your Life membership amount is billed over a 11-month period.

By becoming a VFW Life member, you make a lifetime commitment to serving your fellow service members and Veterans.  You'll also enjoy many great benefits of being a Life member!  

You will:

  • Avoid annual dues, renewals and monthly installments.
  • Maintain your membership in any Post you choose, worldwide!
  • Never pay an increase in dues - guaranteed!
  • Receive a 10% discount on exclusive VFW Store merchandise for the first year.
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Honoring the Flag of the United States of America is a cherished tradition practiced by our military and Veterans.  Your local VFW Post may have a Honor and Color Guard and would be  proud to carry on this tradition normally made up of volunteer Veterans associated with the Post.  

Most Post can assist formal requests for U.S. Flag Presentations by any school, community organizations, parade marches, or displaying the National Colors at various local Memorials, schools and community events.  Your local VFW Post Honor and Color Guard may also provide military honors at Veteran funerals, memorial services and celebrations of life, as requested by their families.



As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the  Global War on Terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.

If you have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay, then you're eligible to join our ranks.  

To become one of the 'elite' contact a VFW Post near you, write us, call us, or email us but please contact us... 

Eligibility for the VFW 

Contact your local VFW Post to fill out an application or apply on line through National here - New Member Application  

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The VFW appreciates your service, and so do patriotic businesses across the country. That's why we've teamed up to offer you -as a VFW member- and your family discounted pricing on valuable merchandise and services. It's just one more way we're able to say, "thank you" for all you've done to protect our freedom!

National Insurance Program

Life Insurance, Medicare Programs, Life Planning & Annuities 

Membership Supply Form

To order from VFW Store

Legacy Life Membership Program - Login your account

eMembership tools 

Current Members: to use eMembership tools you need to create an account and password at Login on site