Community Activities are an important part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars way of life and a great benefit to the community. Everyone develops his own perception of his or her community by what he sees going on in their immediate surroundings.  VFW Posts strive to be active in their Communities assisting those in need and furthering our motto of:  "Honor the Dead by Serving the Living”. 


Posts that are strong in Community Activities not only earn respect in the community, but will also be strong in membership. 


We urge Community Members to contact their local VFW Post whenever they have a need in the Community.  The local Post may not be able to meet every request and take care of every need, but there are many ways our organization can assist. 


VFW Members:  For a complete overview of the Community Activities Program please sign into the members only section (user name is your membership number and password is your last name) and go to the Commander’s Leadership Manual.

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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

Assistance & Benefits

Assistance & Benefits

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.


Keep up-to-date on how the VFW is working to improve the quality of life for veterans, service members & their families and the community.

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

Department VOD Winner from Norris City

Collin Sexton was sponsored by VFW Post 3851, Carmi, IL. Collin is the son of Tamera & Curtis Sexton, of Norris City, IL

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW's Annual Youth Scholarship Competition Opens

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is now accepting e...

President Releases FY 2020 Budget Request

WASHINGTON - The president's federal spending plan for fiscal year 2020 adds 30,000 more troops and proposes a ...


Posts and Districts that took the Department Calendars on consignment should send the money and stubs for sold calendars to Department Headquarters prior to the first of the year if possible.