Americanism is an unfailing love of country, loyalty to its institutions and ideals, eagerness to defend it against all enemies, undivided allegiance to the flag, and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty and posterity. As American citizens and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, we know what Americanism stands for.  It was, and is still, our responsibility to defend the United States in a time of peace as it is in time of war. 

The goal of the Americanism program is to promote to our members and the American public the concepts of Americanism: love of country, respect for the Flag, allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and loyalty to our institutions of government. We do this by celebrating the contributions of our forefathers and promoting special events that recognize significant dates and events in American history.
Samples of these significant dates and events from our past are provided below.
2024-2025 Americanism, Loyalty Day, POW/MIA Program 
Post Americanism activities can include community events and special programs to celebrate and recognize significant days.   Among them, but certainly not limited to them, are the following examples.  Included is some specific information associated with the day or event.
Americanism Holidays
US Flag Handling and Information: 
Downloadable Citations

Order the 2024 POW/MIA Recognition Day Poster

Order your Poster, provided by the
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency by
filling out this Online Order Form

Brian Martin, Director
2719 Chelsea St
Trenton,  MI  48183


Statewide News

News & Info from your department

Gary Brown named VFW Michigan Member of the Year

Past Department Commander Ray Lopez presented Gary Brown with the VFW Department of Michigan Member of the Year Award at the organization's annual State Convention June 1, 2024.

VFW Michigan Riders Group shares Motorcycle Safety Tips

In preparation for riding season, VFW Michigan Riders Group Director Charlie Cline shares some tips on safety while operating a motorcycle this summer.

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW National Commander Denounces Political Violence

WASHINGTON - "The democracy that we hold dear, the very democracy generations of American veterans have fought for and died to pro...

VFW Celebrates the 248th Birthday of America

WASHINGTON - On July 4, 248 years ago, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, but it ...

Commander's Corner

Commander Kimberly Napoleon


It is my honor to be elected by you to lead the VFW Department of Michigan this coming year. I also find myself in the position of the first woman commander for our Department, and the significance of this milestone for our 104-year-old organization is not lost on me. I am dedicated to serve you proudly as we go forward together, showing the veterans of Michigan that the VFW reflects the entirety of our diverse military and veteran community.

This year, we will work under the theme of "One Team, One Mission." In my years involved in the VFW, I have witnessed your relentless dedication to serving Michigan's veterans and families. I am inspired by you and want to take the momentum of the membership to unify further with our Auxiliary counterparts to make lasting impacts on the lives of our military and family community.


I look forward to furthering our mission of service with you and thank you for trusting me to lead you. Together we will meet the needs of our veterans, and change lives physically, legislatively, and any other place we are called on for service.

Kimberly Napoleon, State Commander, VFW Department of Michigan