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VFW LOGOThe Veterans of Foreign Wars traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them,and they were left to care for themselves.
 
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In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.
 
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Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
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Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.

Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make a Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. 
 
From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.!
 
 
 
 

Announcements

 VFW post 11079 is on a mission to help the many homeless Veterans in our great area by doing a "Back Pack Fill". Now through the third week of October 2019 the post will be collecting items and packs to fill. With the cold weather coming upon us and the holiday season please remember those that are not as fortunate as us.  Many of these Veterans have given not only of themselves but also of their families.  Let's do our part and show our support.
The items collected will be:
Medium to Large Back packs, Socks, hats, gloves, small tarps, warm blankets, long johns, hand warmers, rain gear, sleeping bags, personal hygiene items, non perishable items.  Remember the non perishable items need to be things that do not need the usage of hot water or microwaves. If you want to support monetary this is also accepted and can be dropped off at the Post.
Again, thank you for your support.
 
 
 
 
 
                             Hosted by VFW 11079 of Elgin, SC

                September 14, 2019

$20.00 entry  $10.00 passenger

Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Big Red Barn Retreat in Blythewood.

                                 KSU at 11:30 am          Rain or Shine

Last bike in at 4:30pm

Big Red Barn Retreat

Thunder Tower Harley Davidson

Gadgets of Lugoff

Gossips NE       

VFW 11079 in Elgin

                                                               

      Raffles/Silent Auction 

After ride dinner included in entry.

 $10.00 at door for non riders