#StillServing Update

#STILLSERVING IS GOING STRONG WITH VETERANS ON A NEW FRONT LINE

The VFW launched #StillServing at the start of the year to honor the many ways veterans give back to their communities. When this campaign was planned and kicked off, we had no idea how important it would become. Then coronavirus concerns spread.

Veterans around the nation and the world are on the front lines of COVID-19 response and relief efforts. #StillServing is going strong and is even more meaningful thanks to the outstanding men and women who fought for freedom and are now working in hospitals, making masks, providing food, taking care of our most vulnerable citizens and donating blood.

“For former military, raising our hand to meet this need is right up our alley. It’s another mission and no one else is better trained or experienced to carry it out effectively,” said VFW Adjutant General Kevin Jones.

We’re proud of the heroes committed to a life of service. And it’s exciting to see people take notice. Local newspapers and television stations across the country are reporting on how service members and VFW Posts are caring for their communities.

Nearly 700,000 people have seen media coverage about the incredible contributions veterans make in their communities since #StillServing began in January 2020. We’ve also seen thousands of shares on social media to spread the word about #StillServing. The numbers keep growing.

“We give and are proud to do so. We love our country and our neighbor and are honored to work alongside fellow veterans and community members as we fight this latest battle,” Jones said.

Thank you to the dedicated veterans who are rising to the challenge and meeting urgent needs in the midst of a pandemic that’s devastating families and economies. You have our respect and our gratitude.

Are you a veteran that is #StillServing? If you’ve not done so yet, please visit vfw.org/StillServing and share how you continue to answer the call to serve.