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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.

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Plover VFW 15th Annual Golf Scramble is September 7th

As of 8/1/2019 there is still room for 6 teams so reserve your space today! Hole Sponsorships are also still available. See flyer for details - and reserve today before it is filled!

SAVE THE DATE! King Day is August 17th!

It's almost here - the 63rd Annual Scheibe-Munro VFW/VFWA King Day at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, WI. See you on August 1th - See Flyer for details -

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW, Sport Clips Haircuts Surpass $6.4 Million in Scholarships for Veterans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Together with longtime supporter Sport Clips Haircuts, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to ann...

VFW Members and Their Families Are on the Way to Better Hearing Health

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce it is working to restore the sounds of life for V...

Announcements

SHULLSBURG VFW POST 10533
NEXT REGULAR MEETING
 MAY 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
AMERICAN LEGION HALL, ST. HWY 11
SHULLSBURG, WI
 
3rd DISTRICT SPRING ELECTION MEETING 28 APRIL, 2019
ARENA, WI REGISTRATION @ 0900/ MEETING @ 10:00
 
3rd DISTRICT ANNUAL VFW AND AUXILIARY FAMILY  PICNIC SUNDAY 25 AUGUST,2019
MONTFORT VFW PARK @11:00 AM-2:00 PM (POTLUCK)

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