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


Key Appointed Officers


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Monthly Membership Meeting on ZOOM

Rodger Meier is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Monthly Membership Meeting
Tuesday June 15th 2021, 1900hrs (7:00 pm)

Membership meeting will take place on Tuesday June 15th at the Moose Lodge;
the meeting will be held in the regular meeting hall if possible, or in the lounge area,
as dictacted by current Moose Family Lodge conditions.

This June meeting will be the last one to culminate a disastrous year, created by the
Covid-19 pandemic. Most of the members I have spoken with indicate that they have
received the covid shots, however I will be recommending masks to be worn by all for
in this last meeting of our fiscal year

As usual, there will be pizza and refreshments.;

Flag Day And National Flag Week, 2021

Excerpt from President Biden's Proclamation of 11 Juen 2021

...display the flag on all Federal Government buildings during this week, and I urge all Americans to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying the flag. I encourage the people of the United States to observe with pride and all due ceremony those days from Flag Day through Independence Day,



Covid 19 immunizations

All eligible VA members can get set up at the VA for their shots - it is my understanding that even if not over 65 an appointment can be made SO DO IT

Other sites are available for the shots, notably UCD, and at some future date, CVS, Walmart, Walgreens...and others

The important thing is to get the shots, regardless of location

American River Grange No.172 is having a fireworks booth

- As most of you know, we help staff the fireworks booth. For our help, the Grange makes a donation to the Troop. Most years, the donation we receive makes it possible to cover a lot of the Troops expenses without having additional fundraisers during the year. Proceeds from our annual Christmas Wreath sale provides money for the boys Scout Accounts. The fireworks booth is the only fundraiser for the Troop.

- I have attached a staffing schedule for everyone to look over and find the shifts that work for you. Only adults can work the booth. No one under the age of 18 is allowed inside the booth per California Law. We can use everyone's help. The more shifts we work, the more we earn.

- If possible, we would like to have the manning schedule completely filled out by next week. Sales begin on June 28, so having the staffing completed early will make it easier for the Grange to finalize it's preparation for this years booth.


The Department Update

By following this link, it will take you to the Department Update, located in the members only area of the Department website:

Link to the Department Website Members Only Page

Log in to members only using your membership # (found on your VFW Membership Card) and using your last name as password (does not appear to be case sensitive)

Once signed in, you are presented with a list of links, including "Department Up0date" - of course, you are encouraged to visit any and all of the links

Department Update a weekly department announcement for all members, stay in the know...