We Are the Pillar of Support

Promoting civic responsibility, patriotism, and supporting youth and local programs in communities across America are just a few of the many ways we give back to those who've afforded us our freedom.  


The true character of America is measured by her communities and the people who work to improve them. Whether at a national level or in their own backyards, our members dedicate millions of hours each year working to spread patriotism and honor our nation's heroes. Here's how you can get involved.

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Combat Tested Gaming

The VFW's inaugural gaming league, Combat Tested Gaming brings service members and veterans together through esports. Working alongside veteran-owned KC Crew, this landmark initiative provides a new platform for veterans to hone their gaming skills while building camaraderie with other members of the veteran community. Our debut season will feature leagues for popular competitive video games Call of Duty®: Warzone and Rocket League. League winners will go on to compete in the 2024 VFW National Gaming Championship that will be hosted June 2024. Combat Tested Gaming registration is completely free. The second league play registration closes soon, so sign up today!

Youth and Education

For decades, we've understood that the youth of today will be the leaders of tomorrow. That's why the we remain dedicated to establishing programs designed for young people and educators - offering everything from college scholarships to classroom resources for teachers.



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Troop Support

As the nation's largest organization of combat veterans, we're dedicated to providing our troops and their families with the support they need during all phases of deployment. Our members understand first-hand the burdens of deployment, and that's why we have troop support programs ready to assist.

The VFW #StillServing campaign showcases and honors the ongoing commitment and service of our nation’s best and brightest

VFW #StillServing

Every day, men and women who have bravely defended our freedom continue to serve in ways outside of the military. The VFW is proud to count many of these men and women among our membership. The #StillServing campaign is a way to showcase and honor the ongoing commitment and service of our nation’s best and brightest. Read their stories, and share yours. 

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Community Initiatives

Since 1899, we've fought to preserve the values that make America great because we know how important community service is to America. With volunteerism benefiting education, the environment, health sciences and civic projects, join us in this mission by getting involved in your community and honoring America's veterans.

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Flag Etiquette

We take service to our country seriously and believe in showing the highest respect for our nation's most sacred symbol. From flag etiquette and history, to a large stock of "Old Glory" itself available at the VFW Store, we’re your one-stop shop for all things flag-related. Look no further for all things red, white and blue!