Author: Daniel Payne

VFW Auxiliary Celebrates 105 Years of Service

115th anniversary for VFW Auxiliary

Happy 105th birthday to us! On September 14, 1914, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars was organized in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our name has since changed to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and our eligibility includes close

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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019

VFW Action Corps

We asked veterans’ advocates like you to contact your U.S. Representatives and Senators to demand Congress pass H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. On Wednesday, we accomplished this goal when the Senate unanimously passed H.R. 299.  Our

June 14th is Flag Day

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14th as Flag Day back in 1916, but it wasn’t until 1949 that our Congress passed legislation to establish this day of observance. Feel free to show your patriotism by flying your flag today.

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2019 Memorial Day Recap

Pledge of Allegiance

What a wonderful Memorial Day we had in Tualatin, there’s so much community support for the memory of our fallen veterans. Our picnic was catered by Dalton’s Northwest Catering, and organized by the Tualatin VFW Auxiliary Picnic Sponsors Many thanks

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Continuing Education Scholarship Contest Winners

The VFW Auxiliary is proud to announce our 2019 Continuing Education Scholarship winners. Four $1,000 Scholarships have been awarded, one in each of the four Auxiliary Conferences. Learn more about the winners. Established in 2005, the Continuing Education Scholarship assists members and

Tualatin Chamber Networking

Kathy Walsh, Daniel Payne

Our Tualatin VFW Auxiliary hosted the weekly networking event for the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce today, from 7:30AM – 9:00AM. We had about 50 people attend, and Auxiliary President Kathy Walsh shared what we are all about, patriotism, serving veterans,

Teen from Oregon in the Running to Win a $30,000 Scholarship from the VFW

Dylan Leebrick

High school students across the country recorded audio-essays on this year’s theme: “Why My Vote Matters.” We’ve selected one winner from each state to qualify for the grand prize, a $30,000 scholarship to the college or technical school of their choice. Hear

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

Young american creative patriotic art contest

Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The scholarship contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth.The Young American Creative

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Continuing Education Scholarship

continuing education

The VFW Auxiliary is pleased to present the Continuing Education Scholarship to assist members and their immediate family members who wish to further their education by pursing a college degree or career direction at a vocational/technical school. Details: The Continuing Education Scholarship

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – December 7th

Pearl Harbor

On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers staged a surprise attack on U.S. military forces in Hawaii. In a devastating defeat, the United States suffered 3,435 casualties and loss of or severe damage to 188 planes, eight battleships,

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