Veterans of Foreign Wars of U.S. Americanism Award for Distinguished Patriotic Service

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Topic
Figure female\head
Allegory\civic\liberty
Object\other\torch
Emblem\military insignia
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Artist
Joseph E. Renier, born Union Hill, NJ 1887-died New York City 1966
Founder
Medallic Art Company
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier
Medium
bronze
Dimensions
2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Date
1959
Description
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States was established after the Spanish-American War to “honor the dead by helping the living.” The VFW works to provide health care services, legislative benefits, and burial honors for veterans of the armed forces. The Americanism Award, for which Joseph Renier designed this medal, has been given to notable civilians who have participated in these efforts.
Type
Sculpture-Medal
Object number
1967.93.53