Wixom, Michigan 48393

Company Profile


Sr Vice Commander

Jr Vice Commander




Lawrence A. Sims


Founded: October 21, 1931

Owner:  Veterans and their Family


Areas of expertise:  Promoting and assisting Veterans of Foreign Wars

What We’re Doing

Annie Geiger

Pat Carr

Alena Mackarevitz

Margaret Ledford

Kay Ash

Judy Scholatta

Lawrence A. Sims Post 2269
Veterans of Foreign Wars and

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary


Sr Vice President

Jr Vice President





The VFW traces its 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 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.


John Bond

Robert Chuhran

Ellsworth Smith

Su-jen Mauldin

Pamala Young

Mike Magner