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

  • Joseph E. Renier, Veterans of Foreign Wars of U.S. Americanism Award for Distinguished Patriotic Service, 1959, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier, 1967.93.53

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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.

Title
Veterans of Foreign Wars of U.S. Americanism Award for Distinguished Patriotic Service
Artist
Founder
Date
1959
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – civic – liberty
  • Figure female – head
  • Emblem – military insignia
  • Object – other – torch
Object Number
1967.93.53
Palette
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