Our Mission:To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas Wars or Conflicts. To serve our veterans in the community, the active military and our local communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.
Our Vision: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.
Our History:The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves. In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000, and today we stand at nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries.
Since then, the VFW's voice is heard on Capital Hill fighting for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members. The VFW is a staple in many communities around the country, just like here in Fallbrook. We support the JROTC program at the Fallbrook High School, we support Fallbrook area youth organizations, we established a scholarship program with Fallbrook High School and we participate in community events. The Fallbrook VFW organizes and produces the Veterans Day Parade the community has enjoyed and supported since 2002. Every Friday night we offer a Dinner open to the Public, visit our website and click the event calendar to see what is going on at the post.