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The Mission of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Illinois is to provide service to Veterans, servicemembers and our communities.  We accomplish this through various means.
 
Our Department operates a Veterans Service Office that assists Veterans in obtaining the benefits they have earned.  Our main Veterans Service Office is located at the VA Regional Office at the Jesse Brown Center in Chicago.  We also have branch offices in Danville  and Marion Illinois.  For further information on the Department of Illinois Veterans Service Office please go to the Service Office Web Page: 
 
The Veterans of Foreign Wars operates a legislative office in Washington DC.  Through this office the VFW makes  your voices heard.  The National Veterans Service Office constantly promotes Veterans Issues on the hill.  The Department of Illinois is allowed two members on the National Legislative Committee.  These members, as well as the Senior State Officers travel to DC once a year to meet with our State's Congressmen and Senators to promote the well being of Veterans and our Active Duty Military.
Locally, the Department of Illinois appoints a State Legislative Director who monitors activity in the State Legislature, promoting Veterans Issues and guarding against cuts.
 
Our many Posts promote the programs of the VFW in the Community.  Please click on the programs tab at the top of the page to learn about all the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Illinois does.  Many of our Posts are active in food drives, clothing drives for the homeless, activities at local schools and are quick to donate to charities.  Numerous Posts provide wake and funeral services for departed Veterans.  
 
The Voice of Democracy Audio Scholarship program  Patriots Pen Essay Competetion  provide students an opportunity to earn scholarship funds as well as express patriotic views. 
The Department of Illinois also honors teachers as part of the Smart/Maher  National Citizen Education Teacher of the Year program.  For more information and to nominate a worthy teacher please click here.
 
 So many of our great leaders got their start as part of scouting programs.  That is why the Department of Illinois, Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to participate in the Scout of the Year Program.  We welcome entries from all parts of the state.  Please nominate your eligible Scouts.  

Announcements

Golden Rule Publishing Company will again have Sales Representatives in areas throughout the state of Illinois. They will also be contacting local businesses  to sell advertisement space in Convention Program Book, Voice of Democracy Book, and the Fall Program Conference Book. If you need to Contact Golden Rule Publishing, you may call them 1-800-433-4680 or 317-897-6704.  
 
Click here for a copy of a letter to display in your Post. Please share with your members.
 
 

Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit - Click here for more Information
Wee have just added a new item to the Resources tab. We now have Job Listings. Take a look and let us know what you think or if you know of someone looking to hire Veterans, let them know that we do post jobs.
 
 
 

National News

Important info from National VFW

Hal Roesch II Elected VFW's New National Commander

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hal Roesch II, of Hampton, Virginia, was installed as the Veterans of Foreign Wars' 112th national commander to...

More Than 1 Million Meals Raised for Food Pantries in Need

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to announce its 2020 "Uniting to Combat Hunger" campaign has raised more ...

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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.