Reaching out into our communities is vital to our organization,
developing relationships with community leaders, media, school faculty
and local civic groups can greatly assist each post in achieving the VFW
understand first-hand the essence of rallying community support and the
positive, life-changing impact we have on the world around us. Getting
involved, recognizing exceptional individuals, and supporting or
sponsoring community events are just a few of the ways Ohio VFW Posts
are giving back to their communities.
Teacher of the Year
The VFW Teacher of the
Year award contest recognizes three exceptional teachers for their
outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their
students. READ MORE...
Law Enforcement / Firefighter / EMT of the Year (Public Servant of the Year)
Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects emergency medical technicians, law enforcement and firefighter
personnel to receive VFW Public Servant Awards. READ MORE...
VFW Founder's Day
The VFW and its Auxiliary
have proven that No One Does More For Veterans. From legislative
activism to national veterans service, VFW continues its commitment to
our nation’s veterans. That commitment began on Sept. 29, 1899, in
Columbus, Ohio, when a group of veterans met to address the urgent needs
of their brothers-in-arms. It’s a tradition that has never wavered. READ MORE...
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. READ MORE...
VFW Posts statewide host
public commemorations and other events on many patriotic days, honoring
America's veterans and rich history. Join us in our efforts by getting
involved with an upcoming event with your local Post today! READ MORE...