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.
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America, it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastards die for his.
- 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