Introduction to MaineVFW.org
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.
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VFW Members in Washington, D.C.
House Veterans Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike Michaud, D-Maine, meets with VFW Legislative Committee member Pete Miesburger to discuss sequestration and critical veterans’ issues during the VFW’s fall legislative conference. Photo courtesy of the Office Congressman of Mike Michaud.
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Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen
Teacher of the Year Award
"2014 - 2015"
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2012 - 2013 winning essays.
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2012 - 2013 winners.
Maine VFW Not Only Wants You, We Need You !!!
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Steven J. SanPedro
Membership Chairman - Department of Maine VFW.
National and Department of Maine
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.