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

1959 Joseph E. Renier Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966 Medallic Art Company (Founder) bronze 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier 1967.93.53 Not currently on view


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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.

Keywords

Allegory - civic - liberty

Emblem - military insignia

Figure female - head

Object - other - torch

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Joseph E. Renier

Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966

About Medallic Art Company

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