The VFW: A Special Group of Veterans


Imagine fighting enemy combatants on foreign soil, putting your life on the line – to mostly help another country. Unfamiliar territory, strange languages, food and customs . . . these are all part of the package for our soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines serving in wars overseas. When they return home, there’s an important organization waiting to lobby for them, provide assistance and camaraderie: the VFW.

The VFW prides itself in all of its members being considered “elite.” Their service to our country under difficult circumstances is all the qualification a vet needs to join. 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. They consider themselves an organization of “veterans helping veterans.” Their service priorities include unemployed and homeless vets.

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May 16, 2013 |

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