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WHY THE VFW IS IMPORTANT TO ME

Regardless of age or period of service, all veterans benefit greatly through the service and camaraderie provided by VFW membership.

PFC Kristal Robinson,19 Active Army Veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom

When you come back from serving overseas, even if you are still in the active military, VFW membership serves as a super strong foundation of support.

Sgt. Joshua Ferencz, 21 Active Army Veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom & Korea

I’m proud to be among other veterans, including older veterans, who served our nation during war. At my post I belong to a family of veterans and I learn about benefits that I’m eligible for.

Charles Gould

Army Reserves Veteran, Operation Enduring Freedom

I found a close knit family of veterans who were very friendly. Being a member makes me proud to be an American. I enjoy talking with veterans who understand my experiences.

Calvin Wetzell, 22 
National Guard & Army Veteran 

Operation Iraqi Freedom

I wanted to join the ranks of other veterans who served in combat. I can relax there and relate to issues other veterans experience. Being a member has helped me settle back into life after war.

Joshua Fedor, 23

Army Reserves Veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom

I joined the VFW to serve my fellow veterans and my community, and because of its reputation of supporting soldiers and their families. My post gives me a support group of veterans.

Jefferson Mann, 25

Marine Staff Sergeant, Operations Enduring &

Iraqi Freedom

I wanted to find the camaraderie that I enjoyed in the Marines and found that at my post. Since Post members are veterans, Post members can relate to my experiences and they support me.

Sgt. Rebecca Miller, 26 

Active Army Reserves Veteran 

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Being a member of the VFW has broadened my horizons. I love the new circle of friends that my husband and have made. I know my post is always there to help us if I need it.

Ruth Fairchild, 41

Army Veteran,

Operation Desert Storm

Membership helped me to continue my feeling of patriotism. I’ve been able to reach out and touch the lives of other veterans of the past, present and future. I’m proud of my membership.

Christian Wood, 47

Air Force Active Reserve Veteran,

Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom

I wanted to find the camaraderie that I enjoyed in the Marines and found that at my post. Since Post members are veterans, Post members can relate to my experiences and they support me.