A war memorial cross that once stood on a rocky hilltop in a national park before being deemed unconstitutional and ordered removed was resurrected on Veterans Day at the stunningly stark Mojave desert site, capping a landmark case for veterans fighting similar battles on public lands.
More than 20 wounded warriors will converge on CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va., this Saturday for the first-ever Working Wounded Games. Hosted in conjunction CrossFit Walter Reed and volunteers from other metro area CrossFit affiliates, the Working Wounded Games will allow veterans with combat-related disabilities to compete in an open-style competition that will benefit two new wounded warrior charities. The VFW is proud to serve as an inaugural sponsor for the event, which coincides with the 237th birthday of the Marine Corps and Veterans Day.
V.F.W. DEPARTMENT OFKENTUCKY FALL CONFERENCE OCTOBER 12-14, 2012 BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM——————————REGISTRATION——————-CONV. CENTER SIDE FOYER 5:00 PM——————-LINE OFFICERS MEETING—————CROSSWINDS BOARDROOM 7:00 PM—–COUNCIL OF ADMINISTRATION MEETING —— MEETING ROOM 1 & 2 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012 8:00 AM – [...]
Congress still has work to do …
Last month, 70 members of the VFW National Legislative Committee convened in Washington to urge the 112th Congress to finish strong for veterans.
EVENT SCHEDULE STATE COMMANDER HOME COMING SEPTEMBER-14-15, 2012 SEPTEMBER 14 EARLY BIRD DINNER AT JACK MCDOWELL VFW POST 5484 6:00 PM, BBQ, POTATO SALAD & BAKE BEANS TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED FROM HOTEL TO THE POST AND RETURN. SEPTEMBER 15 1. CASINO AZTAR LEAVE HOTEL 9:00 AM LEAVE CASINO 2:00 PM TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED 2. GOLF SCRABLE LAKESHORE [...]
America’s largest organization of combat veterans has elected a Vietnam War veteran to head the 1.5 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
President Barack Obama addressed about 3,500 attendees at today’s Joint Opening Session in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. He discussed various issues of importance to veterans, including: new employment and transition assistance for returning vets, VA health care, the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Afghanistan War and creation of a medals database.
The presumptive Republican candidate for this fall’s presidential election has accepted an invitation to speak before the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., which begins July 21 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev. The event is closed to the public.