Meet our Veterans
Lt JG Tim Wickstrom
Fred Schaffer and Earl Billman
Clarence Hovorka
Clarence Hovorka
Clarence Hovorka
LtCol Hal Ritcher and Al Koller
Don Kemp

About the VFW

Flag waving at veteran's day parade

In the Beginning
Origins In 1899, the American Veterans of Foreign Service (Columbus, Ohio) and the National Society of the Army of the Philippines (Denver, Colo.) were organized to secure rights and benefits for veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippines War (1899-1902). These two organizations merged in 1914, creating the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. The VFW was chartered by Congress in 1936.


soldier and son

Mission Statement
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States believes America is defined by how it treats those who have sacrificed to protect it; we believe in protecting and fighting for those who were brave enough to fight for us. Whether on Capitol Hill or in our communities helping veterans get the benefits they deserve, and assisting veterans further their education with scholarships and living assistance for them and their families. To do less, would be an unconscionable betrayal of our responsibilities as Americans and veterans.