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For more than 100 years, the VFW Auxiliary has been fulfilling its original objectives by supporting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving veterans, active-duty military and their families, and spreading patriotism nationwide.
Our members have volunteered millions of hours, donated millions of dollars and honored hundreds of thousands of veterans. Volunteer with us and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in America.


That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.

Commander's Corner

Commander Richard Andrew Farrer

Good morning Comrades,

In this month of May, we gather to honor and remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. As we reflect on the significance of this month, let us also consider the values and principles that they fought to defend.

Memorial Day is very important period in the month of May. Its not just a day off from work or a time for barbecues and beach trips. It is a solemn occasion to pay tribute to those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today. These heroes selflessly put themselves in harm's way to protect our nation, our families, and our way of life.

As we remember the fallen, let us also remember their families and loved ones left behind. Their sacrifice is immeasurable, and we must never forget the burden they bear. Let us offer our support, gratitude, and prayers to all those who have lost someone in service to our country.

It is important to recognize that the freedom we cherish comes at a cost. It is a cost paid by the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces. Their dedication, courage, and sacrifice deserve our utmost respect and admiration.

During this month of May, let us renew our commitment to honoring the memory of those who have fallen. Let us strive to live lives worthy of their sacrifice, upholding the values of freedom, democracy, and justice for which they fought. May we never take for granted the liberties we enjoy, and may we always remember and honor those who made it possible.

May God bless our fallen heroes, their families, our armed forces, and our great nation. Amen.

R. A. Farrer, USMC
VFW 12206 Commander
VFW Department of Tennessee Chaplain
VFW Southern Conference Chaplain
VFW TN Certified National Recruiter
Chief of Staff (TN) Military Order of the Purple Heart