Amvets Family and Friends,

There is no other day like Memorial Day. Memorial Day beckons us to perform our civic duty. Memorial Day calls on every citizen to pause and reflect on the extraordinary sacrifice of our heroes.

Click HERE for the landing page for hotel reservations for the 2023 Spring NEC.  


02/27/2023 New Update - Please find the following attachments with the AMVETS Legislative Priorities.

Final update!

Congratulations to all the winners of our December 2022 Calendar Raffle! If you have not received Your prize by now it will be mailed to you shortly.

Thursday 12/1 - $50 - #512 - Debbie Sallette - Fort Pierce, FL

AMVETS Family and Friends,

Today I am reminded that Easter is the most important day to Christians worldwide. It is the foundation of their faith, a fulfillment of prophecy, and time of renewal.

AMVETS Family members and Friends,

On behalf of Sons of AMVETS nationwide, we wish everyone health, wealth, and new blessings to count each day in 2023.


Michael 'Mick' Ciesla - Commander

National Sons of AMVETS

Fellow Sons, AMVETS Family, and Friends,

The Christmas message is timeless. It is a day of joy, goodwill, love, peace, and wonderment. From year to year and generation to generation, it does not change. We are fortunate to live in this great country that is dedicated to liberty and freedom of expression.

Last year Sons of AMVETS National Commander Paul Speigle selected Operation Second Chance as his project. Commander Paul garnered support from Sons of AMVETS Squadrons from across the country.

Fellow Sons,

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others” – Cicero

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Past National Commander Charles S. Kyser. On behalf of National Sons of AMVETS, we extend our most heartfelt condolences to the Kyser family.  You will be in our prayers, and may the Lord provide you grace to ease your grief during this most difficult time.


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National Commander's Message


Commander Mick's Project - Gary Sinise Foundation


Fellow Sons, AMVETS Family, and Friends,

During our 40th Anniversary year I have selected the Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF) as my project. The Gary Sinise Foundation serves our nation by honoring our defenders, our veterans, our first responders, our country’s heroes, and their families, and those in need.

They accomplish their mission by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities. Their R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment), builds specially adapted smart homes for our most severely wounded heroes. They also provide home modifications, mobility devices, and adapted vehicles to our injured, wounded, ill, and/or aging heroes.

Another GSF program is Soaring Valor. You may find it interesting that fewer than 500,00 World War II Veterans are still with us. Through Soaring Valor, World War II veterans and their guardians are brought to New Orleans to tour The National WWII Museum built in their honor. Their experience includes entertainment, celebratory meals, and community building with their fellow heroes. Students who accompany our veterans continue their stories with a new appreciation for the sacrifices made by an entire generation, the Greatest Generation. As a Son of a World War II Marine, it is imperative that we make every attempt to honor those Veterans.

The GSF Snowball Express, serves the children and surviving spouse of fallen military heroes. GSF is committed to programming and support that holds space to honor their fallen heroes while also helping create new memories as they move forward. Since 2018, 11639 children of fallen military heroes & their surviving parent/guardian joined us for Snowball Express.

To learn about other GSF programs or help us do a little more by making a donation, please visit: https://donate.garysinisefoundation.org/SonsCommanderProject

Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.


Michael ‘Mick’ Ciesla - Commander

National Sons of AMVETS



2023 May Calendar Raffle


Congratulations to all the May 2023 Calendar Raffle Winners!

May Number Amount Name City State
1 643 $50 No Winner    
2 523 $50 Robert G Graham Burnham IL
3 830 $50 Paul Thibodeau Biddeford ME
4 752 $50 Department of KY SOA   KY
5 809 $50 No Winner    
6 587 $100 No Winner    
7 504 $100 No Winner    
8 396 $50 No Winner    
9 788 $50 No Winner    
10 170 $50 No Winner    
11 815 $50 No Winner    
12 390 $50 No Winner    
13 348 $100 No Winner    
14 592 $100 No Winner    
15 313 $50 Iowa SQ 49 Cedar Falls IA
16 570 $50 No Winner    
17 999 $50 Sandra Rosenthal    
18 087 $50 No Winner    
19 078 $50 No Winner    
20 625 $100 No Winner    
21 894 $100 Isaac Melton Crestline OH
22 974 $50 Barbara Ford Tampa FL
23 242 $50 Jan Niederhauser Cedar Falls IA
24 998 $50 Bob Cook Holiday FL
25 057 $50 Paul Thibodeau Biddeford ME
26 388 $50 No Winner    
27 374 $100 No Winner    
28 110 $100 No Winner    
29 301 $500 Alan B. Spahr Rocky Ridge MD
30 867 $50 Paul Thibodeau Biddeford ME
31 654 $50 No Winner