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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.


 
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Past Commander David Hobdy

Memorial Service Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 between 1 and 4 pm

Anne Hobdy re: Commander David Hobdy

   The VFW, Cooties, and their Auxiliaries give so much to so many veterans in need. The loving, hardworking men and women of these honorable groups work tirelessly for the benefit of all who serve, or have served, our great nation.

   David James Hobdy was one of the veterans who not only served his country with honor, but continued to serve his fellow veterans, and the communities in which he lived, with the same honor and dignity.

   Now it is our turn to honor David with a grand send off into Glory. I am asking for a show of force, so to speak, to give David the farewell he so richly deserves.

   He brought so much to all the lives he touched. He was a leader, a friend, a helper, an ear to listen, a shoulder to help bear the burden, a bridge to cover any gap, and most importantly an example for us all.

   I am asking that you spread this message far and wide. Please come and pay your final respects and bid fair winds to this wonderful Navy Veteran.

   Also, if you are so inclined, please jot down a memory, a thought, a saying, a story, or anything you wish (humor is great). Bring this with you and drop it in our basket. Even scraps of paper will work. Please let us know your name on your writing if you are willing. We want to create memories for generations to come.

   We very much look forward to seeing everyone this Thursday, October 22, 2020 between 1 and 4 pm at Herberger Family Elk Grove Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624


David Hobdy had passed Saturday October 10th. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.

He will be sorely missed

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