Before Memorial Day in 1922, we conducted our first poppy distribution, becoming the first veterans' organization to organize a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, as it remains today.
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it cost nothing to be a patriot.
The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.
You'd have to go a long way to find someone who was more proud and grateful for what our veterans have done for all of us.
- Listen to Dept of NJ 2018-2019 VOD Winner, Andrew Dodd's essay on "Why My Vote Matters"
- We have a new Website for the Department - Take a look around, more items and info to come.
Major Feature changes:
- Ability to enter your Community Activity reports on-line
- Ability to enter your Hospital reports on-line