Sunday, January 20th 2019

About The VFW

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Ladies Auxiliaries has almost 2.0 million members in more than 7,200 Posts around the world. Roots of the VFW can be traced back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War and the Philippines Insurrection merged organizations to secure the rights and benefits for their service to our Country. At that time, there was no governmental medical care of veterans or veterans’ pensions, so the veterans were left to care for themselves.

Since then, the VFW has been an instrumental factor in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI Bill of Rights for the 21 st century, developing the National Cemetery system, fighting for the compensation for Vietnam Veterans exposed to Agent Orange or those service members diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome, and many, many other veterans’ rights and benefits. The VFW also fights every day to improve the VFW medical center services and facilities for our men and women veterans.

The VFW is a congressionally chartered veterans’ organization that especially focuses on direct community involvement in the community of each Post and those surrounding communities. The VFW annually donates millions hours towards community service (recent statistics showing more than 13 million), helping mentor youth groups, working in community soup kitchens, volunteering in blood drives, visiting hospitalized veterans and on and on. For over 100 years, the VFW has continuously gathered volumes of supporters, donated millions of hours of community service and millions of dollars to communities, schools, and others while it builds up a beneficent organization that reaches across the United States and the world for the main benefit of our military veterans.

VFW National Website »


    VFW Membership Application <=== Click to the left
    (Also need your DD 214 or other separation papers or orders signifying your overseas duty to accompany the application)


ABOUT THE VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans’ service organization composed of combat veterans and eligible military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation's largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans’ organization. With almost 2 million members located in more than 7,200 VFW Posts worldwide, “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS.” The VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs worldwide.

2017 MembershipApplication

Washington Elm VFW Post 192 is located at 620 Cliff Street in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423 and welcomes as members all active duty or veterans of all wars, conflicts, and military actions, if qualified.