VFW National Commander Statement
WASHINGTON (July 3, 2018) — “An article in yesterday’s Connecticut Record-Journal depicted an individual, who last night resigned from a leadership position at a VFW Post in Wallingford, as a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan who continues to make disparaging comments via social media. The article also suggests that the VFW condones this type of behavior, which is entirely false. The VFW does not condone or tolerate any action that disrespects someone else. We have no tolerance for racism. Our nation is great because of the diversity of its people, and there is no place within this organization for a differing opinion. The VFW is continuing to investigate this matter and will explore every possible option as it pertains to this member’s actions.” — VFW National Commander Keith Harman
ABOUT THE VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899, the congressionally-chartered VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in 6,400 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.VFW.org.