VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS AUXILIARY
Springfield Post 7327 Auxiliary
What is the VFW Auxiliary?
The Auxiliary of the VFW was established in 1914 to serve the Veterans of this Nation and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. We live by the motto, “Honor the dead by helping the living.” The Post 7327 Auxiliary was established in 1959. As of June 2012 our Auxiliary has 151 members, with 65% as life members. Members of the Auxiliary are committed to serving Veterans and their families, promoting pride in America, teaching young people the cost of freedom, and serving the community. Becoming part of the organization’s 600,000 members gives you an opportunity to take on leadership roles, be recognized for your volunteer work and travel the country to the many state and national functions held annually.
Membership update on August 21st 2015 The Veterans of Foreign Wars made it official The Ladies Auxiliary will now be known as the Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. This historic changed reflects the ever growing population of female veterans who are now serving within combat zones through out the world. In the past the spouses of female veterans were unable to join the Auxiliary is is no longer true. The family members of veterans both female and now male may join as long as their sponsors meet the requirement of membership. Also must be citizens of the United States or a United States National, and at least 16 years old.
Those eligible are:
Our VFW Post 7327 Comrades, along with the Auxiliary, have received numerous awards for performance and community service in Virginia. We donate thousands of dollars to causes such as the VFW National Home for Children, Cancer Aid and Research, and the VFW Military Assistance Program. The Auxiliary also supports and donates to the Post Military Family Adoption Programs, shipment of overseas troop care packages, Veteran’s hospital visits, youth award programs and participation in events such as: 4th of July parades, Memorial and Veteran’s Day ceremonies. The Auxiliary of Post 7327 annually sort and distribute over 100,000 donated items of clothing to needy families, churches, schools, shelters and other worthy organizations.