VFW Commander-in-Chief Lawrence recognizes the great efforts and enthusiasm of the VFW and its members to help their fellow Veterans, and local communities. Department of Minnesota and Commander Tom Hanson agree 100% that the younger Veterans are stepping up and wanting to get their hands dirty to transform the VFW; learning what works and what does not work from the older generations of VFW members.
State Commander Tom Hanson engaging younger Veterans
State Commander Tom Hanson’s number one goal is to transform the public perception of the VFW by working directly with Posts and their leadership to highlight all of the great community work and Veteran assistance they are doing. He is engaging younger Veterans within the Department of Minnesota VFW to fill roles on his team, bring fresh perspective, and lead the way to a younger VFW.
State Commander Rick Bugbee turns over the reigns
Under Rick Bugbee’s leadership over the last year the Department of Minnesota VFW recorded a total of $2,709,385 in community service projects and donations, comprised of 91,359 members contributing 480,580 total hours of volunteer work to assist Veterans and their local community