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


A Brief History of VFW Post 10125






January Officers Meeting on Zoom

Thursday, January 14th at 1800 hrs (6:00 pm)

All of the post meetings will be on ZOOM for the foreseeable future - we can be thankful that we live in a time of electrponic communication, while trying our best to stay upbeat regarding the coroana virus situation. Connnect to the website using the CONTACT tab of the website, and viewing the calendar/announcement page regularly. As always, and even more so due to the brevity of our meetings, all members are invited to join in on the officers meeting.

Rodger Meier is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting


Topic: Post 10125 January Officer's Meeting

Time: Jan 14, 2021 1800 (6:00 PM) Pacific Time

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Jack Mallord
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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:

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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

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