Happy Holidays From the VFW

The following is a message from VFW National Commander Tim Borland

WASHINGTON — As 2022 comes to a close, I’d like to take this time to share some thoughts and my gratitude for the gift of life we have all been given. Since I took hold of the reigns as VFW commander-in-chief five months ago, I have been on the road and in the air traveling across the globe, engaging with veterans, service members and their families at every stop along the way. Their hospitality, humility, character and commitment have shone through on each visit and have truly made? my time leading and representing this organization a wonderful experience. 

I want each and every one of you to consider these selfless individuals when you gather with family and friends, and reflect on the moments you have with one another. It is because of those who have served and sacrificed for this great nation that we have the freedom to celebrate this season and share our lives the way we chose, with whoever we chose and wherever we chose. Keep those struggling during this time of year in your thoughts and prayers – Gold Star families without their loved ones, veterans battling depression and despondency, military families trying to make ends meet and young service members alone and away from family. As always, “Remember Everyone Deployed.”

I’m excited to see what 2023 has in store for the VFW and the opportunities the new year will bring for us to show “No One Does More for Veterans” and that “Every Veteran Counts.”

On behalf of the leadership and staff of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, and the VFW Memorial Building in Washington, D.C., I wish you and yours “Happy Holidays,” and a safe and prosperous new year.