POST 1487

"Honor The Dead By Helping The Living"

The Veterans of Foreign Wars has been a voice for our nation's veterans for more than a century and is the nation's oldest major veteran's organization.  To America and the world, the letters "VFW" symbolize volunteerism and community service.   We will do our best to support and be a part of this global vision.
"The objects of the Veterans of Foreign Wars are Fraternal, Patriotic, Historical and Educational.  To preserve and Strengthen Comradeship among its members, to assist worthy comrades and to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead.  To assist their widows and orphans to maintain true allegiance to the government of the United States of America and fidelity to its constitution and laws.  To foster true patriotism, to maintain and extend the institution of American freedom, to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies whomsoever."

​​Priority Issues
• VA Health Care: Ensure veterans have timely
access to high quality, comprehensive and veterancentric
health care, and secure sufficient funding
for the VA Health Care System.
• Women Veterans: Expand women’s health care
services to all VA medical centers to ensure the
growing number of women veterans have access
to gender-specific services.
• Suicide Prevention & Homelessness: Ensure
Congress funds support programs, including
providing education and career training
opportunities, substance abuse and mental health
services and permanent housing solutions for all
homeless veterans.
• VA Benefits & Compensation: Pass Appeals
Modernization Act, and increase staff to ensure
timely and accurate claims decisions.
• Seamless Transition: Demand the creation of
one integrated medical and personnel record for
every service member and continue to improve the
quality and access to Transition Assistance
Programs, both during and after service.
• Military Quality of Life: Oppose all proposals
that will damage morale, call on Congress to
improve the quality of life for all service members
and support efforts to lower the Reserve
Component retirement pay age to 55.
• Education & Employment: Fight to sustain G.I.
Bill benefits and insist on strengthening USERRA.
Continue to improve licensing and credentialing
for military skills.
• Defense & Homeland Security: Fully support
the troops and their mission in the war on
terrorism, and to secure U.S. borders against all
enemies, both foreign and domestic, who are
intent on doing us harm.
• POW/MIA: Achieve the fullest possible
accounting of America’s 83,000 MIAs from
World War II forward.

To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.
Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.
  • Always put the interests of  our members first
  • Treat donors as partners in our cause 
  • Promote patriotism
  • Honor military service
  • Ensure the care of veterans and their families 
  • Serve our communities
  • Promote a positive image of the VFW
  • Respect the diversity of veteran opinions.