Honoring the dead by helping the living
This has been the mission of Veterans of Foreign Wars Burns Post 388 since our founding in 1920. Burns Post was established by Veterans of Company G, 128th Infantry Division who had returned from the World War I battlefields of France. Starting a VFW Post in Wausau seemed like the ideal way for these Veterans to continue the bond that they had shared in the trenches.
Since then, the VFW’s voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI Bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America’s active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more about the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Much as changed since 1920. Although the number of Veterans has ebbed and flowed over the years, the mission of Burns Post 388 remains the same…