Membership meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each
month at 7:00 PM.
Sr. Vice Commander
Jr. Vice Commander
Officer of the Day
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; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and 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 institutions of American freedom; and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies, whomsoever.
Theme for 2011-2012: "Is there pride in serving in our Military?"
Students in grades 9-12
NOVEMBER 1ST EACH YEAR
The Voice of Democracy, endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals' contest criteria, is an audio essay contest for high school students. The annual contest, which is designed to foster patriotism, allows students the opportunity to voice their opinion in a three-to-five minute essay based on an annual theme.
Created in 1947, the scholarship program annually provides more than $3 million in scholarships. Each Department's first-place winner receives an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., plus the opportunity to compete for national scholarships. The first-place national winner receives a $30,000 scholarship.
All national scholarships are paid directly to the American university, college or vocational/technical school as selected by the recipient. All scholarship funding is held at National Headquarters in escrow for 10 years from high school graduation. The funds, which are disbursed as needed, may be used for tuition, books, laboratory fees or other items relating specifically to the student's formal education. Clothing, room and board and pocket money are not considered authorized expenditures.