For more than 100 years, the VFW and VFW Auxiliary have been fulfilling their original objectives by serving veterans, active-duty service members and their families, and spreading patriotism nationwide.
Our local members have volunteered thousands of hours, donated thousands of dollars and honored hundreds of veterans to achieve this objective.
VFW - $40
Auxiliary - $25
The Cannon Falls VFW is currently offering a 50% discount off the below dues for new life members joining our Post. This offer is not available on the VFW National site. You must join through the Post directly.
30 and Under $425
81 and Over $170
Life member dues begin at $220 for age group 16-20 and gradually decrease to $50 for age 91+. Please contact us for more details.
There are three qualifiers for membership in the VFW, as set out in our By-Laws. An individual must meet all three in order to become a member. They are as follows:
1: Citizenship – must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.
2: Honorable Service – must have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and either received a discharge of Honorable or General (Under Honorable Conditions) or be currently
3: Service in a war, campaign, or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters*. This can be proven by any of the following:
- An authorized campaign medal (see a full list of qualifying medals and badges)
- Receipt of Hostile Fire Pay or Imminent Danger Pay (verified by a military pay statement)
- Service in Korea for 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days
*This information is usually available through a veteran’s DD-214. If other information is needed or if a veteran’s DD-214 is not complete, they can contact the National Personnel Records Center online or at 314-801-0800 to request more information.
Eligibility Requirements for VFW Auxiliary Membership:
Members must be citizens of the United States or a United States National, and at least 16 years old.
Those eligible are:
Of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
Step- and adopted parents, children, siblings (and half-siblings), grandparents and grandchildren are considered the same as biological parents, children, siblings, grandparents and grandchildren and may join the VFW Auxiliary under their VFW-eligible veteran.