ABOUT US

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.
 
 
 
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.

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Statewide News

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2022 Plover Golf Outing

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Combating Veteran Suicide 2022

June 22, 2022 - Monona Terrace - 9:00-5:00, Register Now (by noon Mon. 6/20)

National News

Important info from National VFW

'Thanks for the Heroes Among Us'

WASHINGTON - As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I would like all of us to reflect with thankfulness in our hearts on the ...

VFW, BMBFC Law Collaborate to assist with Camp Lejeune Claims

WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is today announcing an agreement in which it is entrusting the experienced environ...

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Membership

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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.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

Assistance & Benefits

Assistance & Benefits

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

Announcements

 Veterans monthly meetings: Legion @ 6:00 pm ; VFW @ 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday.
 
Non-Profit organizations can use the hall for their meetings at no charge.
 
 OPEN EVERY SATURDAY and SUNDAY 11:00 AM-6:00 PM
AND WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FROM 5:00 pm- ???
THE DAYTIME BAR!!!

NOV 11- VETERANS DAY PROGRAM
@ SHULLSBURG HIGH SCHOOL 10:00 AM/ LUNCH FOLLOWING @ LEGION HALL

DEER HUNTERS CHILI FEED  NOV 19- 12:00 Noon-3:00 pm 
 
JOHNNY RINGO & THE MOJO HANDS
    NOV 23rd  (LIVE BLUES MUSIC) 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
 
GUN RAFFLE DRAWING DECEMBER 21 @ 8:00 pm

 
 



 

 
 
 

 


 

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