VFW Legislative Alert
VFW Legislative Alert
The House and Senate Budget Committee have reached a deal within the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (H.J.Res 59) that includes a proposal to cut future cost of living adjustments (COLA) by one percent for military retirees under age 62. VFW calculates that this will have a devastating impact on retirement benefits for retirees and survivors and jeopardizes the future value of military career benefits, and adversely effects recruitment, retention and our national security.
Read full article on VFW.org.
100th Year VFW Coin
Become a Member of the Ladies or Mens Auxiliary
The members of the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary and Men’s Auxiliary seek to support our nations’ veterans by serving active-duty military personnel and their families. We also look to better our communities through volunteerism and patriotic education.
Wives, widows, mothers, foster and stepmothers (who have performed the duties of parents), grand-mothers, daughters, granddaughters, foster and stepdaughters (who attained that status prior to age 16 and for whom the duties of parents were performed), sisters, half sisters, foster and stepsister (who attained that status prior to age 16) of persons who were or are eligible for the VFW may join this elite support group. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and be at least 16 years old.
The Post general meeting and the Ladies Auxiliary meeting are held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 1900 hrs. The Mens Auxiliary meeting is held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 1900 hrs.
See the Calendar for more activities at the Post.
Making Dues Payments Automatic
FW has a new feature available on the eMembership Web site that allows members to set up automatic payment of dues. Once a member sets it up, it continues until cancelled or, in the case of an installment plan, until all scheduled payments are made.
See the VFW eMembership site for more details.
Each year around Memorial Day, Veterans of Foreign Wars members and American Legion Auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of bright red poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans. The program provides multiple benefits to the veterans and to the community. The hospitalized veterans who make the flowers are able to earn a small wage, which helps to supplement their incomes and makes them feel more self-sufficient. The physical and mental activity provides many therapeutic benefits as well.
Donations are used exclusively to assist and support veterans and their families. The poppy also reminds the community of the past sacrifices and continuing needs of our veterans. The poppy has become a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacrifice and is worn to honor the men and women who served and died for their country in all wars.
Buy a Brick!
Capitol City VFW Post 63 has created a 'Patriot's Walk' in Veteran's Memorial Park at the corner of State St. and Veteran's Parkway. The Patriot's Walk is paved with engraved bricks that memorialize Veterans of the United States Armed Services.
You may purchase one more bricks for any veteran: family member, friend, etc. The bricks make wonderful gifts for a veteran's birthday, Christmas or other occasion.