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You can apply for membership in any of the following ways:
  • Contact the officials of your local post
  • Submit your application online
  • You may print out our Online Application, fill it in and submit to your local post
  • For assistance finding a local post, you may contact the State (Department of Illinois) VFW Headquarters in Springfield
  • VFW membership is approximately 2 million strong. In addition to seven U.S. Presidents, VFW has a long history of members representing all walks of life. As one might expect with such a large base, VFW members represent a cross-section of the American people. From elderly veterans to 20-year-old active duty troops, VFW welcomes every qualified veteran into its ranks. Since 1899, we've been a well-respected part of the community. We hope you will consider joining the country's finest.
    VFW is active on behalf of veterans and their communities. Some areas of involvement include:
    • Community Service
    • Legislative Action
    • Recognition and Remembrance
    • Youth Activities
    • Overseas Troop Support
    • VA Liaison
    Do you respect the flag? Consider yourself patriotic? Proud of your service? Reasons to join the VFW include:
    • Patriotism
    • Pride
    • Camaraderie
    • Veterans Assistance
    • Legislative Activism
    • Community Concern
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    You can apply for membership in one of the following ways:

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