The VFW passed a resolution to amend their National Bylaws at the 116th National Convention in Pittsburgh, which will allow male spouses and family members to join the VFW Auxiliary. This will not be a merger of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW and the Men’s Auxiliary VFW. It will however, actually change the name of the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Auxiliary.

Males who wish to join a VFW Auxiliary will be required to fill out a membership application, provide proof of eligibility and their application will be voted on in the same manner as was done in the past. The national headquarters staff will meet with VFW staff and legal authorities in the coming days and weeks to discuss the transition period and provide the most accurate information to the memberships. A formal address will be forth coming and properly posted at each Auxiliary. This progressive change will take effect Aug. 21 across the nation.