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WELCOME TO BATAVIA OVERSEAS VFW POST 1197 & AUXILIARY

Teamwork ~ Leadership ~ Commitment
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we welcome today's military service members and their families into our ranks to become part of our VFW and Auxiliary community. 
 
Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism, or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns and the support of the Veteran.  The Veteran's sacrifices have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.

 

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Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.

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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

Statewide News

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Illinois Guardsman, VFW Member Helps Fellow Veterans “Bury These Burdens” Through Music

As a kid, David Allen Stone of Robinson, Illinois, a member of Crawford County VFW Post 4549 in Robinson, always wanted to be in the military and serve his country. Enlisting in a post-9/11 era, Stone knew he would be deployed overseas. However, he never envisioned the internal struggles he would endure during his military service.

Roesch, Kriebel to represent national organization during VFW, Auxiliary annual state conventions

Past Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch and Past National Auxiliary President Sandi Kriebel will represent the national organizations during the Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary state conventions June 9-12 in Springfield.

National News

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VFW Salutes Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage

WASHINGTON - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) joins the nation in celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islan...

VFW Teams Up with Project K-9 Hero to Honor Military Dogs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to announce it is teaming up with Project K-9 Hero to recognize and...

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OUR MISSION

That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.