The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America (VFW), at their most recent national convention, made major changes in the eligibility to their Auxiliary. Formerly open only to female family members of a VFW qualifying veteran, the organization now offers membership to the male family members as well.
The number of women serving in our nation’s military has grown tremendously and, therefore, the VFW wanted to be sure their family members were afforded the same opportunity to support them through the VFW Auxiliary as their male comrades. In doing so, it has enabled male and female spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children, and grandchildren of a VFW qualifying veteran to join the Auxiliary.
The Auxiliary has been in existence for over 100 years serving veterans who served in harm’s way for our country and insuring that veterans in need get assistance for themselves and their families. The support also includes ensuring Americans remember that the freedoms we enjoy are due to the honorable and loyal service of our military, so their service is not only remembered but appreciated. For an application or to ask questions about your local Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, please contact a local post. View list of local posts