To foster an on-going recognition of Veterans and their sacrifices in military-service to America. Each veteran made those sacrifices to ensure the freedoms and security of a way of life that we all enjoy today. Our Members pay tribute to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service when "Honoring the Dead by Helping the Living". The many National Veterans of Foreign Wars Programs are promoted to recognize the needs of those now serving in the military, our Disabled Veterans and the Widows and Orphans of Veterans. VFW educational programs are offered to local schools and their students of all grades to help recognize military Veterans and to promote true Patriotism through art contests, essay- writing and an oratory-program. Those students who chose to participate are rewarded for their efforts.