"We, fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, widowers, widows, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, grandfathers, grandmothers, grandsons and granddaughters, who are citizens of the United States of America and any United States National, not less than sixteen (16) years of age, of deceased or honorably discharged Officers or enlisted persons, who are citizens of the United States of America and have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, whose service entitles them to membership in the VFW as specified by the laws governing eligibility in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and who are in possession of or entitled to an honorable discharge under authority of a Charter duly granted by the National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, do unite to establish a permanent organization." (From the 2016 National Auxiliary Bylaws and Ritual)
About the VFW Auxiliary: The VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest veterans’ service organizations and our members are the relatives of those who have served in a location of foreign conflict. We have nearly 470,000 members representing all 50 states who volunteer millions of hours and give millions of dollars to support veterans, military service personnel and their families.
We are a voice for veterans on Capitol Hill and are instrumental in assisting the VFW pass or block legislation that impacts veterans and their families. We are one of the top 10 providers of volunteer hours in the VA medical system. Every year, members fundraise millions of dollars for charitable projects that benefit veterans and their families. We also provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for our nation’s youth. With more than 3,600 Auxiliaries, there is likely one in your area working to improve the lives of America’s uncommon heroes. Learn more at www.vfwauxiliary.org.