Our fellow war veteran,

May is an especially important month for Americans. From showing our appreciation for America’s military, to raising awareness on mental health, we also dedicate two days to honoring and remembering the service and sacrifice of our service members: Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day.

This Memorial Day we stand united as a nation under old glory ... the faces of our fallen embedded in our symbol of red, white, and blue ... and we are reminded of the true cost of our freedom.

Memorial Day, while a sacred day for us, is sadly overlooked by many Americans who have lost touch with the true meaning of this ever-important day. Together, we can change that.

As you go about your Memorial Day events later this month, we encourage each of you to explain the true meaning of the day. While we’ll never be able to repay those who gave all in defense of our nation, educating our fellow Americans offers us a great opportunity to honor them.


Your VFW


Behind the "Buddy"® Poppy

This Memorial Day, the iconic VFW Buddy Poppy will be spread throughout communities around the world. Meet those responsible for ensuring a grateful nation never forgets.

2023 Day of Service Kicks Off

This past weekend the VFW kicked off its second annual Day of Service, marking the start of veteran-led community service projects to take place worldwide throughout the month. It's not too late to sign up. We're urging all members and veterans interested in participating to sign up.

VFW Takes Home Gold

The VFW was recently named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Corporate & Community - Community Engagement Event category for its inaugural VFW Day of Service campaign in The 21st Annual American Business Awards®. This is the first award for the Day of Service campaign!

Burger King Gives Back

For the 17th year in a row, more than 1,300 Burger King franchise restaurants will be raising funds throughout the month of May in support of the VFW Unmet Needs program. Patrons can donate $1 or round up their purchase to help support military and veteran families facing financial crises due to their military service. Find a participating restaurant near you.

2023 Publications Winners Named

The VFW proudly announced the winners of the 2023 National Publications Contest this week. Out of all the entries, nearly a dozen VFW Departments were chosen for Grand, Silver and Bronze Awards. See the full list of winners.

Twice the Support

Right now, your gift FOR VETERANS will go twice as far. Make a special Memorial Day gift that will be matched dollar for dollar. Support the VFW today.


Honor our fallen heroes this Memorial Day with remembrance items from the VFW Store. Show your gratitude and shop today.

Eye see, you see, we all see with help from our friends at Eyemart Express! VFW members receive exclusive discounts at one of the leading national optical retailers. Find your closest Eyemart Express store.

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