Veterans exemplify the best of America.
Men and women who wore our nation’s uniform continue to answer the call of duty after returning home. They make a difference in their communities across the country. And they are the heart of Today’s VFW.
Millions of members have made service a hallmark of the VFW for more than a century. Veterans are joining now to carry this forward in new and exciting ways.
The VFW launched the #StillServing early in 2020 to honor how veterans use the skills and leadership lessons they learned in the military to make our world a better place. This has taken on more significance during the pandemic as veterans stepped to the front lines of COVID-19 response and relief efforts.
On July 24, 2020, as part of the VFW #StillServing Celebration held online, U.S. Air Force veteran Hal Roesch, II, of Hampton, Virginia, was installed as the new VFW National Commander. He used his speech to commend the important service efforts underway and express pride in veterans as pillars in their communities.
“You have opened your Posts and your hearts in times of crisis – be it natural disasters or pandemics,” said Roesch.
“You have conducted buddy checks, raised money, fed those in need, ran errands for those who could not do so for themselves, but just as important, you showed the nation and the world that the VFW remains resilient.”
Today’s VFW is made up of veterans of every generation who know service doesn’t end when you leave the military. They have each other’s backs and give people hope. If you’re a veteran, we’re here for you. We hope you’ll join us.
SEE THE IMPACT
From rebuilding communities in Puerto Rico to helping people heal mentally and emotionally through art and movement, be inspired by these videos showcasing how veterans in today’s VFW are making a difference. Please share their stories!