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The Veterans of Foreign Wars 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: 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 with what would 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. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.
 
Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW 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.

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.

Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. 
 
From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.

Announcements

Monthly Scheduled Meetings

Our VFW/Auxiliary monthly meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month at the VFW Hall at 7:00PM.
 

Freedom VFW 7692 Auxiliary Rummage Sale

The Freedom VFW 7692 Auxiliary Rummage Sale is Wednesday, April 27 through Saturday, April 30 from 8a.m. to 5p.m. at the Freedom VFW Park Pavilion and VFW Hall off of Highway 55.

 

The drop off day for donations is Wednesday, April 20th through Sunday, April 24th from 9am to 4pm at the Freedom VFW Park Pavilion on Highway 55. Priced gently used items will be accepted. No electronics or adult shoes.

 

Volunteers are needed! If your interested in volunteering for setup, a shift during the sale, or cleanup; please contact Kaye Springstroh (kayespringstroh@gmail.com or 920-419-4537), Diane Wiegand (rwiegand2@new.rr.com or 920-779-8860), or Barb Van Wychen (pete.vanwychen@yahoo.com or 920-766-9247). 


VFW $10,000 Raffle

The Freedom VFW Post/Auxiliary will be hosting the raffle drawing on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 2p.m.

 

VFW/Auxiliary March to Cemeteries

Program starts at St. Nicholas Cemetery on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 7p.m.

Post/Auxiliary will visit cemeteries starting at 10a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022.

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