Welcome to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Florida. The VFW was founded to assure those who have protected our country are protected in return. This comes in the form of patriotic programs, reaching out with help in communities across America, and being an advocate for veteran’s entitlements both in Tallahassee and in Washington, D.C.
We extend an invitation to join, our most prestigious organization and take part in the caring for our Warriors of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Welcome to the 2012-13 team of the Florida VFW!
For only the second time in our state’s history that we will have the opportunity to serve under a VFW National Commander-In-Chief from The Department of Florida; Our very own… John E. Hamilton
The new national slogan for the VFW is; “No One Does More for Veterans”
The Florida VFW theme for this year is … “TEAM Florida.”
T (together) E (everyone) A (accomplishes) M (more) A simple concept to help us meet and exceed our goals for the year; to increase our membership, to serve veterans and their families, and promote the VFW programs and our organization. As volunteers, we should expect it to be a rewarding experience each time we enter our posts and auxiliaries. Sincerely working together as a TEAM, will foster an atmosphere favorable to our necessary growth and success.
We will serve at a time when new veterans are coming into our communities from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it is our DUTY to make them welcome, to provide a friendly setting for them to become a part of, as a needed and appreciated member of our VFW TEAM Florida.
Your officers and chairpersons will be serving as a cohesive unit, built on a mutual respect for the job at hand as well as a respect for each other individually. We are committed to serving you as a TEAM. “WE” hold the highest regard for the opportunity to serve and the faith that you have placed in each of us. “Together,” we will meet the challenges, and together we will enjoy the rewards of achievement.
Will each and every member of the Department of Florida VFW embrace the goal of working in harmony, with a brighter smile and a better attitude as we approach this new year? If so, at the end of our term, this TEAM concept will prove to have a very productive meaning for our entire organization,
~ The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America ~
Let’s Have Fun and Get the Job Done …TEAM Florida…where… No One Does More for Veterans!Wayne Carrignan Commander 2012-13