Gallagher - Hansen
V.F.W. Post 295
For as long as men have been going into battle, women have been nursing sick and wounded warriors back to health. Until recently, this was a necessity because governments did not provide adequate medical facilities for their servicemen. In fact, medical care was often so abysmal that more men died of disease and food poisoning than of wounds.
Today, the Ladies Auxiliary is involved in a kaleidoscopic range of activities. While continuing to support the VFW and its causes, the Ladies Auxiliary has developed a social conscience of its own. With the paramount goal of helping families in distress, its members perform community service, fund cancer research, fight drug abuse and illiteracy, advocate for the rights of the elderly, and support the VFW National Home, Special Olympics, and other worthy causes.
Membership has been broadened to include not only wives of VFW members, but also their mothers, widows, sisters, half-sisters, daughters, grandmothers, and granddaughters. Foster mothers and foster daughters are also eligible, provided their relationship with the VFW member predates his military service. With their inexhaustible supply of goals and members, there is no doubt that the Ladies Auxiliary is here to stay.
Who are the Members of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary?
· Foster and stepmothers (who have performed the duties of parent)
· Foster and stepdaughters (who attained that status prior to the age of sixteen and for whom the duties of parent were performed)
· Sisters, half sisters, foster and stepsisters (who attained that status prior to age sixteen)
… of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United
Sr. Vice President
Jr. Vice President