What is a Cootie? What do they do?
The Military Order of the Cootie, the Honor Degree of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States, is a group of selected and invited VFW members who have demonstrated their belif in assistance to veterans, their families and the community at large.
Specifically targeted to bring aid and comfort to those veterans who are hospitalized, the Cooties and their Auxiliaries regularly visit hospitals and nursing facilities where veterans are housed. These visits which provide such items as personal hygiene products, telephone cards and “goodies”, are delivered by red and white clad Cooties and Cuties.
Their motto is: “Keep ’em smiling in beds of white”. The laughter and antics of the Cooties and Cuties attempts to do just that. All money derived from their meetings, fund raisers, raffles, etc. goes totally into aiding hospitalized veterans and support for the VFW National Home for Children.
It truly is a giving organization.