The modern VFW was started, largely, by WWII veterans. It was created to serve their needs at the time, and for decades, VFW has been a valuable c0mmunity for war vets after they leave the military. It has also been a vocal and effective advocate for veterans’ benefits, serving as a driving force behind major initiatives like the GI Bill.
But we know that the veterans of WWII and Korea — and their needs — are not necessarily those of the military vets of today and tomorrow. We are dedicated to staying relevant to the needs of both our long time members, and to the needs of our young members. Post 4103 has made a major push to recruit from amongst today’s Iraq and Afghanistan vets and to encourage female vets (who comprise a growing portion of the vet population!) to take leadership roles to guide the organization into the future.
We know that no matter how well we’re doing, we can always do better. If you’ve served in the U.S. military, we want to hear from you (whether you’re eligible for the VFW or not). We want to know if you’ve joined a veterans group and if so, what drew you to that group. And if not, we want to know why! Do you stay away due to what you’ve heard? Have you not been approached and asked to join? Do you think that none of your local groups have nothing to offer you?
Help us understand your needs by taking our short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/vetorgs
It’ll take 10 minutes (at most!) but it’ll help us understand how we can better serve you. Please pass the link on to anyone you know who has served in the U.S. military, share it on Facebook, tweet it, etc.