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The VFW traces its roots back to 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: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.


In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.


Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.


The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.


Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.


Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.


From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.


 
A Brief History of the VFW

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Reminder to check the calendar for the latest updates...

Current and upcoming events of interest:

What's New in Rancho Cordova
(not post supported events, but events of possible interest to Rancho Cordova residents
---links to Community Events Calendar, City News, What's New, Grapevine, and more)
Read the Grapevine lately? great source of information for Rancho Cordovans - Check the link What's New in Rancho Cordova

Representative Ami Bera Scheduled Events

January 14th, 15th, and 16th...click this link to view the webpage for the
Tax Workshop and Resource Fair

January 22nd..click this link to view the webpage for the
Invite: Town Hall Meeting

Sacramento Councilwoman Angelique Ashby Newsletter

January Newsletter

Mid-February Newsletter

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