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Post 4008 Auxiliary strives to ensure its original objectives by supporting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving veterans, active-duty service members and their families, and spreading patriotism nationwide.

“Americanism is an unfailing love of country, loyalty to its institutions and ideas; eagerness to defend it against all enemies; undivided allegiance to the flag; and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty and posterity.”


The Americanism Program:

  • Promotes Patriotism by celebrating America’s Patriotic Days

  • Teaches respect and proper care for the U.S. Flag. - Flag Education for KidsFederal Flag Code

  • Brings attention to Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action by hosting POW/MIA ceremonies to both educate the public and honor these special veterans.

  • Recognizes the nation’s top classroom elementary, junior high (middle school) and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America’s history and traditions effectively. 


The Hospital Program:

  • Promotes volunteerism of members, non-members, youth and families in local hospitals, veterans’ homes, nursing homes, domiciliaries and both VA and non-VA medical centers and clinics. Opportunities vary based on the facility and age and abilities of the volunteer.​

  • Promotes Veterans Voices Writing Project

  • Promotes Veteran and Military Suicide Awareness and Prevention


The Legislative Program:

  • Promotes Action Corps

  • Encourages all citizens to exercise their right to vote and contact legislators regarding issues impacting veterans and their families.


The Veterans & Family Support Program:

  • Offers support for veterans, service members and their families.

  • Promotes VFW’s National Veterans Service (NVS) helps veterans, service members and their families obtain the benefits they deserve – free of charge. 

  • Promotes VFW’s Veterans & Military Support Programs that serve active-duty and recently discharged members of the military.​


The Youth Activities Program:

  • Sponsors and works with youth groups such as: Youth sports teams, Church youth groups, After-school programs, Youth-focused organizations, School clubs, Home-school associations, Youth community service groups, Nonprofit organization youth advisory councils, Service learning and civic departments in high schools and colleges

  • Patriotism Through Literacy which Introduces youth to historical figures and teaches them about events in our nation’s history while fostering a love of reading that can lead to a lifetime of learning.

  • Illustrating America - A patriotic art contest for elementary and middle/junior high school students that encourages students’ artistic abilities and rewards their hard work. It’s fun to see how our youth see the world through their drawings and paintings.

  • Recognizes Random Acts of Patriotism (R.A.P.)


The Scholarship Program:

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