The VFW, with its Auxiliaries, includes 2.6
million members in approximately 9,000 Posts worldwide.
Our accomplishments are many, including lobbying for a GI bill for the
20th century; donating more than $1 million each to the Vietnam, Korean,
Women in the Service and World War II memorials; fighting for
compensation to veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome; and improving
VA medical centers services for women veterans. In 2001, VFW unveiled
its tribute to service and country with its dedication of Centennial
Plaza . Annually, VFW members and its Ladies Auxiliary
contribute more than 13 million hours of volunteerism in the community,
including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer
From providing $2.5 million in college scholarships to high school
students every year to encouraging elevation of the Veterans
Administration to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there-- honoring
the dead by helping the living .