ABOUT US

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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A Brief History of VFW Post 10125

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Announcements

We need everyone to recruit when they can

Once more Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch has laid out a challenge for the month of April. We’re coming into the final quarter of the membership year, and we’re seeing an upswing in membership that needs to continue. To this end, this month’s challenge will be to see which Posts in each Division can increase their overall membership total the most. New members, reinstated members, dues-paying transfers, renewing members – everything that adds to your membership total is going to be counted and the top three Posts in each Division will split the award.


VFW Commander-in-Chief

Lincoln BBQ

Here's the flyer for drive through bbq event on 24 april please pass this to your family and friends. We are hoping have a huge turnout critical fundraising event lincoln veteran's groups!

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

ZOOM Town Hall Meeting on homelessness

A copy of the meeting is available - if interested contact me... cmd@vfw10125.org

Subscribe to updates from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Sign up for the VA E-Mail update - links include Events and a VA Welcome Kit which includes links to everything VA connected, and get the latest in your email.

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...

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