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VFW Post 51
Our Purpose

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The membership of the VFW is made up of men and women who have served
their country honorably in overseas engagements for which a campaign
badge or medal has been authorized by the U.S. Government. No others may
join. Eligibility cannot be purchased with money, power or influence.
Membership is a coveted honor. There are no honorary memberships.

Patriotic sentiments are given expression through action programs aimed
at stimulating love of country and more meaningful appreciation of our
national heritage. Community betterment is the keystone of the total VFW
structure. Working for the good of all citizens, VFW members use this
method for putting into action the precepts of the Golden Rule. The hand
of comradeship is outstretched to members, no matter in what part of the
country they may be, by Posts which are always ready to assist their
comrades and families in times of distress. The Service to disabled and
needy veterans and their dependents is rendered by the VFW on a
nationwide scale by its Veterans Service. Each year this expanding
service gains millions of dollars in benefits for veterans by pressing
their claims before the Veterans Administration. VFW believes veterans
are something special that the fact they were selected by their country
and committed to fight to death if necessary has put them in a special
class. Only the best physically, mentally and morally of the nation's
citizens are selected for this commitment. It is only natural that
members of this elite group with a common bond of experience forged in
sacrifice and danger should band together in an organization that
provides them comradeship, a voice for their aspirations and a tool for
their chosen undertakings

Ens. John R Monaghan Post 51, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
300 W Mission Ave, Spokane WA 99201-2326 509-327-9847