The VFW is proud to partner with American Heroes Channel on Salute to Sacrifice, a new weekly programming block dedicated to honoring the heroes who selflessly defend our freedom. Each week from Memorial Day through the Fourth of July weekend, American Heroes Channel will dedicate a Sunday morning to a different topic and veteran organization. Watch Deputy Director, National Veterans Service Ryan Gallucci speak about the VFW and the brave men and women who make up our ranks. Help support the VFW by watching American Heroes Channel this week and visiting www.ahctv.com/sacrifice.
VFW National Commander John Stroud was present at the Tomb of the Unknowns for the presidential wreath laying on Memorial Day 2015.
VFW National Commander John Stroud with Air Force Medal of Honor recipient Leo Thorsness. Ten Vietnam War medal recipients were present for Memorial Day 2015 ceremonies at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to help unveil the U.S. Postal Service's new Medal of Honor "forever" stamp.
VFW National Commander John Stroud presents Midshipman 1st Class Michael K. Johnson with a sword for being the top Naval Academy graduate for the Class of 2015. At left is Commandant of Midshipmen Capt. William Byrne.
VFW Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief John Biedrzycki and Adjutant General John Hamilton met with U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus during an official visit to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on May 4, 2015. During their visit Biedrzycki and Hamilton received briefings from embassy staff on the status of cooperation between China and the U.S. in regards to MIA recovery efforts.
Commander in Chief John Stroud meets with Republic of China (Taiwan) President Ma Ying-jeou (standing center next to the CIC), during the CIC’s visit to Taiwan. Also pictured are, from left, VFW Adjutant General John Hamilton, Vivian Bernotas, chief of staff for the VFW Ladies Auxiliary National President, Ann Panteleakos, VFW Ladies Auxiliary National President, and Mary Stroud. To the right of President Ma Ying-jeou are representatives from the Republic of China Veterans Affairs Council (VAC).
VFW National Commander John Stroud met with President Obama in the Oval Office on March 3 to discuss the VFW’s top legislative priorities, which are to end sequestration; to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to provide quality and timely care and benefits to veterans and their survivors; to successfully implement the Veterans Choice Program so that the VA can identify and correct what’s broken, hold employees accountable, and restore the faith of veterans in their VA; and to fully support the newly formed Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and its mission to recover and identify missing Americans from their wars. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza