Supporters ~ Affiliations

Post 5760 is affiliated with the National VFW and the Washington State Departmental, and Regional District headquarters.

Although the VFW traces its lineage back to Veterans who fought in the Spanish-American War, a Congressional Charter incorporated the organization on May 28, 1936. As such, the VFW Charter was last amended January 2, 2006 by the 109th Congress, Title 36 United States Code and includes provisions identifying VFW as a federally chartered corporation of “perpetual existence.”

Section 230102 of the amended charter specifically outlines purposes for the VFW as a fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational institution, with special emphasis to:

- Preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members;
- Assist worthy comrades;
- Perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their widows and orphans;
- Maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws;
- Foster true patriotism;
- Maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; and,
- Preserve and defend the United States from all enemies.

The VFW National Headquarters is located in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information about VFW visit www.vfw.org.

With more than 25 Posts and over 1,000 members state-wide, the VFW Department for the state of Washington – through several subordinate District headquarters – overseas VFW Post adherence to National policies, by-laws, rituals, programs, and procedures.

The VFW Department Headquarters is located in Fife, Washington. For more information about Washington State’s VFW Department visit www.vfwofwa.org.


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