For more than 100 years, the VFW Auxiliary has united Americans from all walks of life with a common purpose: to improve the lives of veterans, active-duty service members and their families, and our communities.
Founded in 1914, the Auxiliary is highly regarded as a support organization in its own right and is considered the VFW's “Partner in Service.” Our members have volunteered millions of hours, donated millions of dollars and honored hundreds of thousands of veterans.
Our projects include: "Buddy" Poppy" program which supports the VFW National Home For Children, the Military and Veteran Family Helpline, and other worthwhile projects. We also work as Historians and Media Relations, volunteer through the VA Medical Centers, help sponsor legislation to assist verterans and their families, provides scholarships, assists veterans and their families with financial support, provide activities for youth, and so much more! Please view our monthly newsletters and our Facebook page to see our current veteran's assistance projects.
Under its former name Ladies Auxiliary VFW, membership within the organization was offered exclusively to female spouses and family members of any member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The gender-specific eligibility requirement remained for more than 100 years until July 20, 2015, when delegates to the VFW’s 116th National Convention in Pittsburgh voted to amend the dated by-law to extend the same membership opportunity to eligible males. Appropriately, the former "Ladies Auxiliary VFW" changed its official name to the "VFW Auxiliary".
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