John: First, welcome to the forum, and also, thanks for the well written and well thought out comments regarding the caps we VFW members wear. I only hope that the fortunes of the VFW do not rise or fall based on what is on our heads! That is pretty narrow minded, isn't it? The flat overseas cap denotes one thing only, Foreign Service. It has been the official headgear for the VFW for many, many years. I view attempts to change it by some as saying my generation is more important than yours, therefore, we will not join unless you change it. Someone in a previous post mentioned that the Shriners will not give up their fezzes they wear, because it is part of what makes them unique. I believe the same holds true for the VFW caps. Another stated that baseball caps are sports gear, and don't look particularly good with a suit and tie. The military that we all served in expected our heads to be covered when outdoors. VFW members proudly wear their caps both indoors and out. The VFW cap is just a means of identifying ourselves to each other and the world that we are Veterans of Foreign Wars.