We welcome all men and women veterans, who have served in foreign campaigns, to visit our Post and become members. We are a service-oriented organization that supports our membership, veterans and their families, and our community.
844 Tavern Rd.
Alpine, CA 91901
ORIGIN OF THE VFW
The VFW was established September 29, 1899, when a small group of Spanish-America war veterans banded together to create one voice on behalf of all American veterans. Though the founders of this phenomenal organization are no longer with us, the strength and legacy they left behind has endured for the past 110 years.
In 1899 the American Veterans of Foreign Service (Columbus, OH) and the National Society of the Army of the Philippines (Denver, CO) were organized to secure rights and benefits for veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippines War (1899-1902). These two organizations merged in 1914, creating the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. The VFW was chartered by Congress in 1936.