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VFW Auxiliary Celebrates Historic Year in Membership

'There is strength in numbers - and every voice matters'

May 24, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Auxiliary is excited to announce that it has achieved more than 100% in membership for the first time since 1993. More than 464,000 male and female members representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign-based Auxiliaries stand united in their support of our nation’s veterans, active-duty service members and their families. 

“This has been a remarkable year of growth and positive change for our organization,” said National President Francisca Guilford. “With the expansion of member eligibility to include men, we are welcoming a more diverse community into our VFW Auxiliary family. There is strength in numbers – and every voice matters as we dedicate ourselves to our mission of improving the lives of veterans and their families.”

“I am so proud of my fellow Auxiliary members for achieving our shared goal of more than 100% in membership this year,” said National Membership Ambassador Joyce Bilyeu. “I consider membership to be the ‘life insurance’ of the VFW Auxiliary. The work we do is one of the greatest legacies we can pass on to future generations. It provides the assurance that our veterans will be taken care of now and for years to come. The future is bright for our organization, and I invite you to become a member today.”

If you are a male or female relative of someone who served in overseas combat, you may be eligible to join the VFW Auxiliary. If you are interested in serving veterans, active-duty military, their families and your community, please visit www.vfwauxiliary.org/join-us to learn more.