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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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Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

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3-Dimensional Patriotic Art Contest National Scholarship

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VFW Names First Post-9/11 Veteran to Lead Washington Office

VFW Names First Post-9/11 Veteran to Lead Washington Office The Iraq War veteran said he is optimist about VFW’s future

Leading veterans service organizations release annual report ahead of White House budget release and call on Congress and Department of Veterans Affairs to act

The Independent Budget Veterans Agenda for the 118th Congress lays out five critical issues facing VA and presents the funding needed to meet those challenges

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VFW DAV and PVA Release Independent Budget Recommendations for the Department of Veterans Affairs

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Thank you! Fall Music Festival and Silent Auction

I would like to thank the following musicians:  CJ Davis, Phatman & Robin and Phriends, Jason Perl Nevada 445, Dale Poune & Doug Sandall, Big Heart and ZZ little Ol’ Tribute.  Vendors Robert Garlock and The S.A.M.S’s.  Special thanks to Don Biselli our MC of the Silent Auction.
 
A heart felt thank you to everyone who came by to listen to fantastic musicians, ate burgers and dogs and placed bids on amazing items. 
 
Thank you Michael Biselli for always being there for VFW Post 9211! 
 

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OUR MISSION

That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.