About Us ~ Strategy

Change
As a National level Veterans Service Organization, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States embraces a constant state of change; dedicated to timeless ideals, we remain ever in transition from one generation of veterans to the next.

Vision
VFW Post 5760 Mercer Island, Washington will:

- Be comprised of citizen-patriots who’ve served their country honorably.

- Be unified by a clear mission and strategic goals.

- Be proactive in the advancement of Veterans’ causes.

- Be conscience of the needs of our Nation and its many communities.

Mission
Comrades of VFW Post 5760 will be individual and collective advocates for all Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States and their families, while serving to advance public understanding of and support for issues of critical importance to include sustaining our National Defense, advancing American ideals, and fostering patriotism and pride in our country.

Values
We recognize the following Values serving to guide our actions as Comrades-in-Arms:

- To support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

- To honor our national flag, reminding all we encounter of its history, meaning, and significance worldwide.

- To embrace the shared core values of our nation’s Armed Forces: Honor, Courage, & Commitment.

- To assist fellow veterans in need, regardless of race, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, or physical or mental condition.

- To foster those leadership traits and principles learned in military service and relied upon while fighting our Nation’s foes;

- To remember our fallen comrades – those taken prisoner in war or missing in action – and insure full accounting for their sacrifice to the nation.

Goals

I. Operated as a viable and sustainable Veterans Service Organization.

       By “viable and sustainable” we mean the capability to further develop and succeed as a non-profit organization, with a capacity to resource and endure well into the future.

II. Committed to public support for VFW National objectives, priorities and programs.

       By “public support” we mean our collective expression of unique experiences and perspectives to the public, and commitment to providing veterans programs at the local level.

III. Recognized as a civic leader throughout the community.

       By “civic leader” we mean serving as an example of how local group action should support shared Mercer Island community interests and priorities.



Spanish Campaign Medal
"No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to riskhis body, to risk his well being, to risk his life, in a great cause." - Theodore Roosevelt