Dept. of PA VFW
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. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.


Frank McGovern our State Judge Advocate has been deployed. If you would like to send him a care package his address is below:

 COL McGovern, Frank


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Team: we are looking to expand our judging panel for the National Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen contest this year. Judging is done 100% online so the candidate must be familiar with signing into an online portal. This allows the judges to do their scoring when its convenient. We need all walks of life across the whole world.  Ideal candidates are educators, community leaders, media relations etc.. The judges cannot be chairperson/ambassadors of these programs currently or current elected VFW/AUX officers. That way there is absolutely no question of conflict of interest. Deadline for submission for nominations is December 15th.


Judging will be on these dates:

VOD: 1/23/23-1/29/23

VOD Finals: 1/30/23-2/15/23

PP: 1/23/23-1/29/23

Share this link far and wide VFW Programs/VOD and PP Judge Nominations - Formstack to submit your candidate.


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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.

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Pennsylvania Legislation to establish the Purple Star School Program in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, advanced to the Senate after its unanimous passage in the House of Representatives Feb. 8.

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"That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their surviving spouses and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies."