The Veterans of Foriegn of Wars History


By Dan West

Texas Department

 As America's oldest Major Veterans Service Organization the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has a rich and notable history that has not only served America' veterans but America as a whole. 

From collecting millions of signatures to make the Star Spangled Banner our National Anthem to today's new G.I Bill for service members, the VFW has been the tip of the spear for America and those who serve her in uniform.

September 29, 1899 thirteen veterans of the Spanish-American War formed the American Veterans of Foreign Service (AVFS) that has grown into today's VFW with over 1.4 million members. 

(Click To View The Five Parts of the History of the VFW)

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Part 5