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    Veterans of Foreign Wars Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. post, December 1945-April 1946 and undated
    John F. Kennedy Personal Papers17 December 1945-13 April 1946

    This folder contains materials concerning the formation of a Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) chapter in memory of his brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Materials in this folder include correspondence regarding the creation of the post and membership requirements.

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    1958, KS1-KS7
    John F. Kennedy Personal Papers1958

    This folder contains handwritten notes and doodles by John F. Kennedy that were collected and transcribed by his secretary, Evelyn Lincoln. Materials consist of notes for a speech by Senator Kennedy at a meeting of the Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars); notes made during a Senate session; a draft of a speech with anno...

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    Defense and disarmament: VFW convention, Detroit, 26 August 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196026 August 1960

    This folder contains copies of a speech given by Senator John F. Kennedy at a VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) convention in Detroit, Michigan discussing the need to strengthen military defenses, including nuclear weapons programs.

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    1961: Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961

    This folder consists of correspondence between the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, and individuals and organizations both known and unknown to the President. Materials are mainly expressions of and responses to public opinion. Items in this folder primarily consist of letters from members of the Veterans of Foreign ...

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    AR6332-A. President John F. Kennedy Meets with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Representatives
    White House Photographs8 February 1961

    President John F. Kennedy receives the Bernard M. Baruch Gold Medal from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. (L-R) Former National Commander-in-chief of the VFW John W. Mahan; President Kennedy; National Commander-in-chief of the VFW Ted C. Connell.

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    ST-130-1-61. Presidential Assistant John J. McNally with Congressman John Lesinski, Jr. (Michigan)
    White House Photographs26 May 1961

    Presidential Assistant John J. McNally (left) accepts, on behalf of President John F. Kennedy, a Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) declaration of support from the Sergeant Stanley Romanowski Post 6896 in Detroit, Michigan, presented by Congressman John Lesinski, Jr. (Michigan). McNally’s Office, White House, Washington, D.C. [Irregularities on the ima...

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    ST-130-2-61. Presidential Assistant John J. McNally with Congressman John Lesinski, Jr. (Michigan)
    White House Photographs26 May 1961

    Presidential Assistant John J. McNally (left) accepts, on behalf of President John F. Kennedy, a Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) declaration of support from the Sergeant Stanley Romanowski Post 6896 in Detroit, Michigan, presented by Congressman John Lesinski, Jr. (Michigan). McNally’s Office, White House, Washington, D.C. [Irregularities on the ima...

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    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.March 1962: 20-29

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning efforts by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) to arrange a ceremony for a young orphan to present either President Kennedy or First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy with a "Buddy Poppy," an artificial version of a ...

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