Lawrence A. Sims Post 2269
Veterans of Foreign Wars and

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary

Wixom, Michigan 48393

Company Profile

VFW OFFICERS

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.

AUXILIARY OFFICERS.

Commander


Sr Vice Commander


Jr Vice Commander


Adjutant


Quartermaster


Chaplain

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

John Bond


Robert Chuhran


Ellsworth Smith


Su-jen Mauldin


Pamala Young


Mike Magner



President


Sr Vice President


Jr Vice President


Secretary


Treasurer


Chaplain