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 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.

Veterans Day started as Armistice Day, November 11th, because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. In 1954, this important day was changed to "Veterans Day" to celebrate and honor all Veterans who honorably served our great nation.

Fellow Sons,

It is with sadness to inform everyone that Ladies Auxiliary member Fran McGurk passed away on Saturday October 15, 2022.

Sons of AMVETS, AMVETS Family, and Friends,


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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



2022 December Calendar Raffle


Congratulations to all the December Calendar Raffle Winners!

Dec Number Amount Name City State
1 512 $50 Debbie Sallette Fort Pierce FL
2 876 $50 Laura Beaulieu North Port  FL
3 728 $100 Michael E. Stephens Fort Pierce FL
4 718 $100 Michelle Johnson Fort Pierce FL
5 322 $50 FL SQ 2001 Okeechobee FL
6 378 $50 Denny Jelks Fort Pierce FL
7 545 $50 Denny Jelks Fort Pierce FL
8 696 $50 Dave Spencer S. Yarmouth MA
9 892 $50 Denny Jelks Fort Pierce FL
10 873 $100 Soa Do Md Middletown MD
11 668 $100 Daniel Briggs Louisville KY
12 985 $50 No Winner    
13 563 $50 No Winner    
14 407 $50 No Winner    
15 559 $50 Tawanda Peoples Tampa FL
16 584 $50 Richard Thibodeau Chelsea MA
17 627 $100 Terry Corson North Port  FL
18 889 $100 Holly Burbach Valrico FL
19 380 $50 Kathy Hollinger Fort Pierce FL
20 874 $50 Liz Ketzler Port Charlotte FL
21 620 $50 Dave Niederhauser Waterloo IA
22 574 $50 No Winner    
23 276 $50 No Winner    
24 337 $100 Dept. of FL AMVETS Riders Bronson FL
25 823 $500 James Pelletier Cheekowaga NY
26 836 $50 No Winner    
27 320 $50 Sons of AMVETS #76 Athens OH
28 342 $50 Dave Niederhauser Waterloo IA
29 48 $50 Sons of AMVETS #897 Blasdell NY
30 185 $50 Ronnie Carroll North Port  FL
31 90 $100 No Winner