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.
VFW Post 8762 Mission Statement To promote patriotism, camaraderie, and foster a positive and professional climate among Veterans that have seved in overseas conflicts. To assist Veterans in their transition from the military to the civilan sector by having trained personnel to provide information, educate, and assist in filing for their benefits at no cost.
VFW Post 8762 Vision Statement: To ensure all Veterans are respected for their service and sacrifices, receive the benefits Veterans are entitled too, and become the organization that Veterans of all ages of overseas conflicts want to join and be apart of.
· Increase awareness of the Veterans of Foreign Wars by promoting our organization through social media and other means
· Reaching out to younger Veterans and explaining how the Veterans of Foreign Wars can benefit them and their families
· Eliminating the perception of the VFW as a smoke filled bar with old time vets that only tell war stories
· Increasing our new memberships by 25%
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. With each individual membership, we only grow stronger.