Founded on Sept. 29, 1899, the VFW was conceived by a small group of veterans returning from the military campaigns on Cuba and in the Philippines in 1898 and 1899. Those 13 veterans banded together to a veterans service organization that would become the VFW, and would become part instrumental in virtually every major legislative victory for veterans in the 20th and 21st centuries.
This event is one of hundreds to take place across the U.S and around the world in honor of organization's landmark anniversary, and its storied history of service and advocacy to veterans, service members and their families, and the communities the VFW serves.
About the VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation's largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899, the congressionally chartered VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With more than 1.4 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in nearly 6,000 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim "NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans' service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at vfw.org.