What the VFW Does

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (commonly known as the VFW) has the top priority of providing support to our Service Members, Veterans, and their families.

Our Goal

The VFW is an organization of Veterans whose goal is to “Honor the dead by helping the living.”


Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation’s largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans’ organization. With nearly 1.9 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in almost 7,000 Posts worldwide, “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS.” The  Dept of TN Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans’ service organization comprised of combat veterans and eligible military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. We are pleased to bring you this site. We created it to bring information to more vets than we could by traditional means. The VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs worldwide. For more information, please browse our website here at www.tnvfw.org. If you’d like information on joining the TN VFW or one of Tennessee’s Post, please Contact Us.  As the nation’s oldest major veterans’ organization, the VFW has an impeccable and longstanding record of service and stewardship. More than 4 million patriotic Americans, both members and non-members, entrust the VFW with financial contributions and dedicate millions of volunteer hours. Over the last decade, approximately 80% of support received from VFW members and patriotic Americans was applied directly to veterans service, community service, legislative advocacy and military service programs worldwide.

Honoring Disabled Vets through:

Special Events

VFW sponsors special trips for Purple Heart recipients. Past events include “Return to Vietnam” and other events. Disabled Veterans Hunt VFW annually pays travel expenses for four Vietnam War veteran amputees, who sustained their wounds in combat, to go to a hunting lodge in Montana for an antelope hunt. In addition, VFW picks up the tab for three of the vets’ lodging, meals and the accompanying hunting-guide services.


In fulfilling its pledge to remember the nation’s war dead, VFW promotes national memorials for veterans of all wars. Additionally, thousands of memorials have been constructed across the nation through local VFW Posts.


The true character of America is measured by her communities and the people who work to improve them. VFW members and other patriotic Americans dedicate millions of hours each year working to spread patriotism and honor our nation’s heroes. Learn more about these initiatives and how to get involved by clicking here.
Veterans in Tennessee are a vital part of the state’s varied communities Click on the state to see population by county.

See How We Do It:



McKenzie, TNSunday May 28, 2016VFW Post 4939 Chaplin George Nolan and Life Member James Springer assist in placing American flags ...
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Department of Tennessee VFW Auxiliary Makes History

On 23 May 2016, Mr. John Young becomes the first man to be sworn in assa VFW Auxiliary President for ...
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VFW Post 4939 Hosts Family Day for Veterans & Community

McKenzie, Tenn - Saturday was a big day for the McKenzie VFW Post 4939 celebrating family day with veterans and ...
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VFW Post 4939, McKenzie Family/Community Outreach

Post Commander William (Jr) Milam, Welcomes the “Vanderbilt Life flight Helicopter” and crew to our family/community outreach activities on May ...
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