As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the  Global War on Terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.

If you have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay, then you're eligible to join our ranks.
Eligibility for the VFW 
Membership Types
Annual Membership 
As the largest combat veterans organization around, VFW membership spans the globe to include here in Boerne, Texas. We’re an elite group of combat warriors who have each other’s backs long after the fight is over. 

With a VFW membership, you'll find comaraderie, access to a vast network of resources, assistance in securing the benefits you have earned, and numerous discounts on a number of products and services.  Your VFW membership establishes your place in the VFW legacy that dates back to our founding in 1899.

Life Membership 
By becoming a VFW Life member, you make a lifetime commitment to serving your fellow service members and veterans. That's something to take great pride in.

You'll also enjoy many great benefits of being a Life member! You will:
  • Avoid annual dues and renewals.
  • Maintain your membership in any Post you choose, worldwide!
  • Never pay an increase in dues—Guaranteed!
  • Receive a 10% discount on exclusive VFW Store merchandise for the first year.
You can become a VFW Life member by making a one-time payment, or you can pay for your Life membership through our installment plan with an initial $45 payment and the Life membership amount billed over an 11-month period.
Legacy Life Membership 
Once someone is a Life member, they may choose to leave a lasting impression on our great organization by converting their membership to a Legacy Life membership. 

Three prestigious levels of Legacy Life membership are available: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Each level offers generous benefits reserved exclusively for Legacy Life members. Once your Legacy Life membership begins, an annual endowment in your name will be made to your VFW Post, Department and the national organization. You will feel confident knowing your contributions to our organization are not only helping today’s veterans but the veterans of tomorrow.

To learn more about VFW membership or to become a member of Post 688, please email the Post Quartermaster at
To apply for membership, please complete this VFW Membership Application Form; sign the form; and provide it to the Post 688 Quartermaster along with a copy of your DD214.  


The VFW appreciates your service, and so do patriotic businesses across the country. That's why we've teamed up to offer you -as a VFW member- and your family discounted pricing on valuable merchandise and services. It's just one more way we're able to say, "thank you" for all you've done to protect our freedom!

Member Benefits

National Insurance Program
Life Insurance
Medicare Programs
Life Planning & Annuities 
Financial Services
Publication Subscriptions
Technology and Electronics
Travel Services
Motorcycle Riders
Retail Discounts
Medical Services
Transitioning to Civilian Life
End of Life Services