Veterans of Foreign Wars


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Veterans of Foreign Wars

(VFW), organization created (1899) at Columbus, Ohio, by veterans of the Spanish-American WarSpanish-American War,
1898, brief conflict between Spain and the United States arising out of Spanish policies in Cuba. It was, to a large degree, brought about by the efforts of U.S. expansionists.
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. It received a charter from Congress in 1936. The organization later admitted veterans who saw action in subsequent wars and U.S. military expeditions. At the close of World War II, the VFW vastly increased its membership; it now rivals the American LegionAmerican Legion,
national association of male and female war veterans, founded (1919) in Paris. Membership is open to veterans of World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The preamble to the organization's constitution, adopted at the convention in St.
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 in size and influence. The organization's program is devoted to the rehabilitation of disabled veterans, protection of national security through maximum military strength, and promotion of patriotism and community service activity. It has a membership of nearly 2 million (1999).
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At the beginning of February, PVA, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) released the Fiscal Year 2010 Independent Budget (IB).
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Department of Agriculture, the French consulate, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation.
He solicited what the Associated Press describes as "accolades to be sent after the speech by members of labor unions, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, and by Air Force retirees, governors, and state Republican chairmen."
In accordance with a tradition as old as our country, Mount Prospect's American Legion Post 525 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1337 gathered Thursday, May 23, to place flags of honor and remembrance on the graves of many local veterans.
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