VFW - CPL Matthew A. Commons Memorial
Post Office Box 60665
Boulder City, NV 89006-0665
Text the word: VFW To: 72727
Hours of OperationMon-Fri 8:15AM-4:30PM
The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.
In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.
We have many programs and services that work to support veterans, service members and their families, as well as communities worldwide.