ABOUT US

The VFW Lorraine Post 29 is located in Haverhill, MA. First Mustered In January 25, 1917. Massachusetts Oldest Post! Please attend all monthly meetings (LAST SUNDAY of the month, 10am) to keep up with all that is happening with OUR Post! Please JOIN US in our next 100 years, serving local Haverhill Veterans and their families.
 
In the continuing efforts to maintain the prestigious past happenings of the Post, we will continue to serve our local Veterans the best way we know how. We will continue to hold ceremonies, services, fund raisers, and other events that keeps us at the fore front of Doing More For Veterans!  
 
History of the VFW -
 
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. 

Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.

Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.

Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. 

From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.

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