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Join The Veterans Of Foreign Wars

As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to continue serving our community and fellow veterans. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Caribbean, Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the Global War on Terrorism or Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.

Our strength comes from you. Simply put, the VFW strives to do good things for deserving people — our veterans, their families and their communities. From local grassroots ideas to national influence, we work every day to make a difference. It's our strength as an organization. And with each individual membership, we only grow stronger.

VFW Group Photo at VFW Post 1215 The Mess Hall and Tavern Grill
Rochester Minnesota Whitlock Sonnenberg Veterans of Foreign Wars

Eligibility For The VFW

If you have received a campaign medal for overseas service, have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay, then you're eligible to join.

For more information about becoming a member of this great organization, visit our post, call us at 507-289-6299, or email.

VFW Auxiliary Join Now

For more than 100 years, the VFW Auxiliary has been fulfilling its original objectives by supporting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving veterans, active-duty military, and their families, and spreading patriotism nationwide.
Our members have volunteered millions of hours, donated millions of dollars and honored hundreds of thousands of veterans. Volunteer with us and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in America.
Honor a veteran in your life by joining the VFW Auxiliary.

VFW Auxiliary Emblem

Eligibility Requirements for VFW Auxiliary Membership

Members must be citizens of the United States or United States National and at least 16 years old. Those eligible are:

  • Husband/Wife
  • Widower/Widow
  • Father/Mother
  • Grandfathers/Grandmothers
  • Sons/Daughters
  • Grandsons/Granddaughters
  • Brothers/Sisters

of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

Those eligible for membership in the VFW are those that have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay.

Veterans Benefits And Assistance

Originally founded in 1899 as the American Veterans of Foreign Service, the Veterans of Foreign Wars continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families.

Student Veterans Further Education

Today's veterans can face any number of obstacles while furthering their education. Taking advantage of all the benefits you've earned and DESERVE shouldn't be one of them! Click here for information and resources.