We are a part of the largest and congressionally chartered Veterans Organization in the United States of America. When you think of the VFW, you shouldn't think of old war veterans telling war stories in a smoke filled room and most of the others are heavily intoxicated. The VFW has 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. Since we were chartered in 1946, our members have donated the West Sacramento and surrounding community over $750,000.00 to charitable groups; given awards to high school students for essays on democracy; awarded scholarships to nurses at Veterans Hospitals to further their training; contributed to youth soccer, swimming, baseball and basketball programs. Our post has also sponsored the Boys and Girls Scouts, Sea Scouts, and the local Jr. ROTC Program.
Why join the VFW?
Because our strength comes from you. Simply put, the VFW strives to do good things for deserving people; particularly veterans, their families, and their communities. From local grassroots ideas to national influence, we work everyday to make a difference. It's our strength as an organization. And, with each individual membership, we only grow stronger.