The Veterans of Foreign Wars is a non-profit veterans service organization founded by James C. Putnam. The organization was founded on September 29, 1899. There are about 6,000 VFW posts around the world, with 52 departments statewide that offer services and advocacy to veterans and their families. VFW Day is a holiday that raises awareness for the Veterans of Foreign Wars and veterans in need. VFW Day is observed on September 29 every year.