VFW Posts are encouraged to schedule special activities to celebrate many years of VFW service to veterans, military personnel and communities. May 29 is devoted to the organization, which was officially created in 1899, and its dedicated members who use the VFW mission to improve life for millions of people across the nation every day. So how will your Post celebrated VFW Day?
How about honoring your oldest and newest members at a special dinner or picnic. Hold a drawing among VFW members to win a few life memberships and Legacy Life memberships. Provide an overview of VFW programs to ensure that your Post officers and members know about the many ways your Post serves veterans, our troops and your neighbors. Invite local military personnel and honor them during your program.
Put a banner outside your Post that reads “VFW Celebrates Service Since 1899 – No One Does More for Veterans and Our Troops!”.
However you celebrate, invite the media to your event. Give reporters a chance to interview your members. Send any photos taken during your Post event to [email protected] along with a caption story.