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A Service Event For The Books

From Alaska to Germany and just about everywhere in between, veterans turned out in force to prove that they are #StillServing. Logging over 500 events, the 2024 VFW Day of Service was one for the books. At a time when many feel stressed and strapped, it offered valuable support to communities across the country and the world. 

“You can’t walk in anyone else’s shoes. You don’t know where they’re at in their life, said Dwayne Kilbourne, Commander of VFW Post 5408 in Acworth, Georgia, that hosted a drive-through food drive. “Hopefully, we brought a smile to someone’s face today — and who knows what that will do for them tomorrow.”

It was incredible to see all the ways veterans showed up for the Day of Service. For instance, Post 8273 in Frisco, Texas, hosted the “Wall that Heals,” a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Meanwhile, in Sparks, Nevada, Post 3396 partnered with other groups to beautify the local high school.

In Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Post 2260 hosted its “Fill the Humvee” food drive. Member Garrett Collins explained that the event is a special way for veterans to continue doing something they enjoy. 

“I like to serve,” he said. “Even though we don’t wear our uniforms anymore, we still serve the community. It feels good to give.”

The VFW is blown away by this incredible show of service and generosity. We cannot wait to see what next year holds. Mark your calendar for May 3, 2025, and make plans to join us for the fourth annual VFW Day of Service to show how you are #StillServing proudly. 

To all who took part in 2024, thank you and congratulations on an extraordinary event. The VFW is in awe of your service to your communities, to our country and our world. Well done!

View more highlights from VFW Day of Service 2024 in the photo gallery.

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