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VFW —- DID YOU KNOW:

• VFW was first to Demand Congressional Recognition of “THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER” as the NATIONAL ANTHEM.
• VFW was first to establish a National Home for Orphans of Veterans.
• VFW was first to Demand Pensions for Widows and Dependents of World War Veterans.
• VFW was first to Demand Legislation to Abolish War-Time Profiteering.
• VFW was the first Veterans organization to launch a nationwide educational campaign in Defense of Democracy.
• VFW was first to Demand “JOBS or PENSIONS” for all World War Veterans.
• VFW was first to Demand Legislation of Armistice (Veterans Day) day by Congress as a legal holiday.
• VFW was first to offer overseas Veterans exclusive gold chevron order.
• VFW was first to Demand cash payment of the called war “BONUS.”
• VFW was first to advocate and introduce pension legislation for the Spanish American War Veterans.
• The Veterans of Foreign Wars was founded in Columbus, Ohio at 286 East Main Street in the Tailor shop of Francis Dubiel.

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