Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) ... recognized in 2018 for the collective patriotic, noble efforts ... of all involved with it!
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.
Its patriotic, beyond self roots were planted in 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 ... as there was no medical care or veterans' pension for them.
Eventually, some of these local veterans organizations banded together and became known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States ... that as of its 2018 induction into the Patriotic Organizations Hall of Honor ... its membership stands at more than 1.6 million patriotic military veterans involved with VFW and its Auxiliary.
Here are just a few of the VFW's major patriotic accomplishments for all military veterans!