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: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them,and they were left to care for themselves.
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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. 

The VFW also has fought for improving 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, 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.

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

Post 12218's First Change of Command

Western Prince William County Post 12218 will be conducting their first Change of Command Ceremony on June 8th, 1000 at Great Mane Brewery in Haymarket, VA. Come on out and support one of Virginia's newest Posts.

Vietnam Veterans - Welcome Home!

The United State of America Vietnam War Commemoration is holding a Welcome Home event at the National Mall in Washington DC on May 11th to 13th 2023.

National News

Important info from National VFW

Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags Donation

Please see the following release from Ace Hardware.


VFW Celebrates Armed Forces Day

WASHINGTON - May 18 is Armed Forces Day, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) joins a grateful nation in paying tribute to the s...


 VFW Posts & Auxiliary Meetings of the month
 392 1st Tuesday 7pm                    Aux 1st Tuesday 7pm                   
 1211 1st Thursday 7pm
 2296 4th Wednesday 730pm                   
 2582 1st Tuesday 7pm                   
 2894 2nd Wednesday 7pm         Aux 2nd Tuesday 7pm
 3160 2nd Thursday 7pm               
 4411 3rd Thursday 7pm                Aux 3rd Thursday 7pm
 4809 2nd Monday 7pm               Aux 1st Monday 7pm
 8545 2nd Wednesday 7pm             
12217 1st Wednesday 7pm 
Pup Tents Meetings of the month
 1 3rd Tuesday    VFW Post 3160
 2 1st Tuesday     VFW Post 4809
 9 2nd Tuesday   VFW Post 392
 11 3rd Tuesday   VFW Post 4411
VFW District 2 Post Installations
TBD for Posts 1211, 2296 
June 12-16, 2024, State Convention, Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, 6945 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, VA: phone 757-220-2250. Room Rates are $139.00 per night.

June 29, 2024 VFW District 2 Fundraiser 

Greetings District 2, We have scheduled a Fundraiser Tides Ballgame night at Harbor Park on Saturday, 29 June. It will not be a recruiting event. It will just be a fun night out at Harbor Park with our Comrades and friends. Tickets are $15 each. A portion of it will go to the District to help out with Community Service awards.
Each Post should please make a list of those wishing to attend. The Post QM will make out a check for $15 for each member attending and stroke a check to the District QM in that amount. The check should be made out to VFW DIST 2. Please add TIDE FUNDRAISER in the memo block of the check. The list and check should be mailed or delivered to VFW Post 4809 5728 Bartee St Norfolk VA 23502. It should be received by Monday, 24 June so it can be turned over to the ballpark.
I have asked to have all tickets placed in the same section so we can all sit together. I have been guaranteed that they will do their best to put us together and in a section as low in the stadium as the base ticket price allows so you shouldn't be in the nosebleed section like last year. Tickets will be picked up at the Will call window. The game starts at 6:30 so plan to arrive early! It's Fireworks night!!!!
If you have questions, let me know!!! skckagret@yahoo.com

July 26, 2024 VFW Post 4809 Blood Drive from 10am-3pm 5728 Bartee St.  Norfolk, VA 23502 

July 27 - Aug 1, 2024 National Convention, Louisville, Kentucky Times can be found in the General  Orders for the month of April. A lot of great information listed.
VFW District 2 Post Commander's Quarterly report to the District Commander is under Resource to get a copy


Join us as brothers and sisters of America to preserve the rights of veterans and support each other as only those who share in the camaraderie forged by conflict can. 


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