General Douglas MacArthur observed that “the soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” For every grave marker at a cemetery there are many other veterans who survived war but carry its scars.
One tradition that is largely unknown by the general populous is the custom to pause at 3 PM local time to remember those who have died in battle. As you participate in what is known as the National Moment of Remembrance you join other men and women around the United States as they remember fallen soldiers.
Helped the VFW live up to its motto, "to honor the dead. by helping the living." The Buddy Poppy - small red flower symbolic of the blood shed in World War I by millions of Allied soldiers in defense of freedom. - It was originally sold to provide relief for the people of war
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.
-- All Meetings, Conferences, and Events have been cancelled until further notice. --Estimated to reconvene April 2020
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
You were not alone over there. You are not alone now. There are 20
million veterans who would give their lives for you. Please don't take
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. - William Shakespeare
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.