Since our inception, the Veterans of Foreign Wars has been known for its patriotism and love of country. Today, although U.S. Flags are selling better than ever and commitment to our troops is high, true patriotism and a real commitment to civic responsibility are rare. The VFW is among the last bastions of true patriotism and civic commitment in the land. As war veterans and their families who understand the price that has been paid for our freedoms, VFW and VFW Auxiliary members share a unique and valuable perspective. For that reason, we must do all we can to share our values with our neighbors and show them what real commitment and service means.