VFW Magazine

Magazine providing articles of interest for veterans of foreign wars and their families. Provides updates on current affairs and information on organizations happenings.

Articles from Vol. 88, No. 8, April

Boy Scouts: Beacon for Men in the Making
Scouting retains the unqualified support of the VFW-as it has for 85 years. Partners in service to the community and the nation's youth, VFW and BSA continue to work together in the 21st century. Here is a glimpse of what Scouts contribute to America....
Dispelling Myths about America's Role in Kosovo
As VFW Res. 436 states, it is time to develop a plan for the replacement of all U.S. troops serving in Kosovo. As this author shows, an exit strategy for the eventual withdrawal of GIs is perfectly reasonable as well as feasible. Peace has not come to...
Forces of Community Good
The Ladies Auxiliary and many allied outside groups with which the VFW works exemplify the spirit of civic service. A week is set aside each April to promote volunteering nationally. A host of organizations participate in charitable activities all year...
'Imperial War' Veterans
America's two overseas wars-Spanish-American (1898) and Philippines (1899-i9o2)-at the i9th century's turn saw only 200,412 servicemen actually serve in the war zones-Cuba, Puerto Rico and Philippines-yet many left their imprints. THEODORE ROOSEVELT...
Jest a Minute
Departure note from a flight attendant: "Thank you for flying XYZ Airline. I hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride.' George Kottwitz, Edwardsville, IlL A woman bought her first new, shiny car. She got it...
'Magnificent Victory for the 8th Army'
Enemy forces were poised to gobble up as much of Korea as possible in late April 1951. But the Chinese Communist Spring Offensive was stopped in its tracks by U.S. and allied troops. On April 22, 1951, U.N. forces in Korea held a 100-mile-long defensive...
Mail Call
VFW Among the Best As a new VFW member, I have been receiving the magazine for only a few months. But let me say how impressed I am with the quality of the contents. You keep the stories short and to the point, and your selection of historical topics...
Minnesota VFW Targets Deploying National Guard Troops for Membership
Department leaders from Minnesota gave one-year, introductory VFW memberships to Guardsmen from their state leaving for the Persian Gulf When the troops get back, the recruiting work will begin. How do Posts and Departments use VFW's national Membership...
Upcoming Leaders Urged to 'Reach Out'
Department Senior Vice Commanders convened to find out what's new in 2001-2002. If there's one thing next year's Department commanders know, it's to reach out and get connected. Stressing his 2001-2002 "Reach Out" program year, Sr. Vice Commander-in-Chief...
VFW Bob Hope Float Wins Trophy
California VFW members exemplify spirit of volunteerism for New Year's Day extravaganza. More than 350 million people around the world watched VFW make its mark on the 112th annual Tournament of Roses parade Jan. 1, 2001, in Pasadena, Calif. A VFW-sponsored...
Volunteer-It's the American Way
With a century of service under its belt, VFW continues to remain a strong advocate for community betterment For a century, VFW members have been champions of volunteering. From the seemingly smallest community service projects to those on a grander...