VFW Post 152's Annual Membership Dues are $30 and are due on the anniversary of the date you joined the VFW or the date of annual renewal.
Both VFW and A.L. accept anyone serving in or has been Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Armed Services. The requirement to be a U.S. citizen has been removed since there are citizens of other countries who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. VFW requires the veteran to have served in a combat area during an actual conflict; A.L. does not. VFW accepts veterans who serve or served in the U.S. Armed Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, USMC, Coast Guard, and Space Force). A.L. accepts all those plus Merchant Marines.
No. In the Ritual section of the VFW Podium Edition, which also contains the ByLaws section and the Manual of Procedures section, General Rule 13(d) says: "Official caps will be the only head covering allowed to be worn at regular meetings of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States."
You will notice that 13(d) does NOT say that a VFW cap MUST be worn, i.e. you are allowed to attend a VFW meeting without wearing any head covering.
Yes --- In the VFW Podium Edition, ByLaws, Article VII - Miscellaneous Provisions, Sec. 702 - Politics, it says:
o "No officer or member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) shall in any manner use the VFW for partisan politics, and no discussion of partisan questions shall be permitted at any meetings, nor shall any nominations, recommendations, or endorsements for political office be made, provided this shall not apply to the discussion of policies of any organization that seeks to alter our present form of government by force, violence or other unlawful means.
o Participation in activities supporting or opposing legislation or administration of laws for veterans' welfare or relating to other matters about the organization's purposes shall be permitted. Such participation shall be consistent with the legislative and welfare programs and policies approved by the National Convention.
o No Post … shall participate in a labor dispute --- either on behalf of labor or management. No member of the VFW shall wear the VFW uniform or VFW cap in any plant or picket line or meeting of employees where a labor dispute arises.
o Nothing contained in this section shall prevent the organization of a lawful Political Action Committee (PAC) from furthering the purposes of the VFW as set forth in … the Congressional Charter (1st section of the Podium Edition), nor prevent any discussion of the activities of such a committee.
No --- However, in the VFW Podium Edition; Manual of Procedure; Article II - Posts; Sec. 218 - Officers Duties & Obligations; (a) – Officers; (1) Commander, (c) says:
"Insist that Post business and activities be conducted so that they do not violate any applicable governmental law, ordinance, or regulation --- nor bring, or tend to bring, dishonor, or embarrassment upon the Post, its members, or the VFW."
Since religion is personal, any discussion of it, other than private, has the potential to cause discomfort and possibly embarrassment --- so please don't bring up religion during any VFW Post meeting. If you feel it is very important, you can bring it up privately.