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"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." I agree wholeheartedly that it is the dedication of a lifetime that defines true patriotism.  You all have given not only your time, dedication and effort, but—most importantly—your very being to the protection and advancement of this great country. You work tirelessly for the rights of the veterans who serve our country, while conducting the nation’s finest civic training to instill young future leaders with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to govern this country.




Established 1914, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. 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 overseas combat. We have nearly 470,000 members in more than 4,000 Auxiliaries nationwide who volunteer millions of hours and fund-raise millions of dollars for charitable projects that benefit veterans, military service personnel and their families.

Through our National Programs, we assist the VFW pass or block legislation that impacts veterans and their families, provide nearly a million volunteer hours in the VA medical system, conduct patriotic programs with thousands of students and offer hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for our nation€s youth.

Here are a few ways Auxiliary members across America serve veterans, active-duty military and their families, and their communities:

Must be citizens of the United States or a United States National, and at least 16 years old.

Those eligible are:

Of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

Those eligible for membership in the VFW are those that have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay. Click here for more information.

Proof of service is required for eligibility and must be obtained by the applicant.
Auxiliary Resources

Click this link and zoom in on the map to your area, Then click on pins for view the contact information. 

(click here for a blank application)
How do I obtain proof of eligibility if my veteran is deceased or does not have a copy of their service record?  You can obtain a copy as next of kin or help your relative obtain a copy of their service record by contacting: National Archives and Records Administration
Phone: 1-866-272-6272
SF-180    (click this link to download form)
The Standard Form 180 is used to obtain service records for all military veterans. Include as much information about your veteran as possible. No worries if you cannot remember everything. The more information included helps find the records quicker.
More information can be obtained by clicking the link below.
If you have VFW Auxiliary membership questions or would like more information, please call:
Department of Michigan VFW Auxiliary Headquarters at 517 487-3715 or email vfwlan@asiserve.net


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