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Introduction to
The Department of Maine , Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States was established in 1921. Our first Department Commander was Edward E. Philbrook who served from 1921-1922.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States 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.              


 Department Commander

   Herman L. Littlefield Jr.

Installed as State Commander 2021-2022

June 19, 2021



VA Maine Healthcare System

Portland's New Clinic

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Come inside as we look at the progress on the Portland replacement clinic. This walk-thru was filmed in late January 2021.



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2020 - 2021 Winners.

Please click this link for all Patriot’s Pen National Awards

2020 - 2021 Winners.


Voice of Democracy

The 2021-22 theme is: 
America: Where Do We Go From Here?

(Please click this link for student application)

Patriots Pen

The 2021-22 theme is: 
How Can I Be a Good American?



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Korean War Veterans Memorial Masthead.

Maine VFW Not Only Wants You, We Need You !!!

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Steve San Pedro

Membership Chairman - Department of Maine VFW

National and Department of Maine


Membership Program

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VFW Legislative Victories
VFW played an instrumental role in virtually every significant piece of veterans legislation passed in the 20th century, as well as bills developed in the 21st century.


  Department Chaplain’s Corner

Kevin G. Woodword


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Chaplain’s Resource Manual

VFW Department of Maine Veterans Services                                          

                                         Service Officers                                          

Cornelius J. Ware

PO Box 3311, Togus VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330-3311

Tel:  623-5723  *  Fax:  626-4732  *  Post 887



Community Activities

Chairman Christopher L. Robison, PSC

2021-2022 Program


Network for Gulf War Illness Research

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Gulf War Illness Consortium

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