Teamwork ~ Leadership ~ Commitment
As yesterday's Defenders of Freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Kosovo, the War on Terrorism, or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.


4th of July Children's Parade and Event-
4 July 2020 Starting at 9:30  a children’s parade from 10th and Union 1st Baptist Church parking lot.
They will walk 2 blocks to the Veterans Memorial Park on Broadway.

There will be a celebration for America and the 70th Anniversary of South Korea Independence whom our Veterans fought for.  Korean Veterans will be recognized with a coin memento.  A relative will be able to receive for them if they are unable to attend or they have deceased.
The children will receive a hot dog, chips, drink and an American Flag. Children 14 and under will receive a swim pass.

There will be CDC guidelines used.

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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

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VFW hosts Memorial Day ceremonies

The Veterans of Foreign Affairs-Shawnee hosted its annual ceremonies for Memorial Day at various cemeteries in Shawnee.a

Shawnee VFW to host Memorial Day ceremonies

The Veterans of Foreign Wars-Shawnee is hosting its annual ceremonies for Memorial Day at various cemeteries in Shawnee.

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VFW OK Scout of the Year

VFW Oklahoma announces the winner of the Department Scout of the Year competition.

VFW Oklahoma Centennial Initiative

VFW Oklahoma launches Centennial Initiative

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW National Commander Thanks VHA Acting Under Secretary for Leadership During 'Unprecedented Times'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, I would like to take the opportunity to publicly thank Dr. Richard Stone for the outs...

VFW Kicks Off Annual ThankBK Appreciation Week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to announce the more than 1.5 million VFW and VFW Auxiliary members...



The purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.