The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. We trace our 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 that would eventually band together and 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. Today, membership stands at more than 1.6 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary. -- VFW.ORG
The Texas VFW
Texas VFW has over 74,000 members in 325 Posts statewide and it is through the strength of our membership that we continue to provide the support and legislative measures that ensure our veterans are recognized and rewarded for their service. -- TexasVFW.ORG
Highland Lakes VFW Post 6974, Burnet, Tx
The Burnet, TX post was established in 1968 and has existed on the square in the middle of town, on Hwy 281 on the north aide of town, and in its current location on HWY 29 on the west side of town. Just like most of the VFW posts in the country, the post has had its ups and downs. The current membership of the post is dedicated to the betterment of the post, the wellfare of the veterans in and around the city of Burnet, and in providing the local community with the services that we can offer.