More than 2 feet of rain has led to record flooding in Louisiana, submerging homes, businesses, and vehicles underwater. AMVETS Post 68 in Springfield, LA is the focal point for residents of Livingston Parish to go for benefits from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services' Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The efforts of the membership nationwide was nothing short of SENSATIONAL. Spearheaded by Commander Strittmather we collectively submitted $8,528,384 in Project Reports for 2015-2016.

Congratulations to the elected officers of National Sons of AMVETS 2016-2017

 Commander Mark Serpis (MA)

 1st Vice Harold Collins (KY)

 2nd Vice Ken Barber (FL)

 3rd Vice Richard Thibodeau (ME)

 Finance Officer PNC Dan Briggs (FL)

On June 10 the New York “Run For The Fallen” under the auspices of Karen Wright, NY Director “Honor and Remember” was a huge success.


The words in the famous Kohima Epitaph state very succinctly what it is that each veteran gave to his/her fellow citizens.

The reporting year has come to a close and on behalf of the Veterans you serve, THANK YOU!!! With the collective effort of every Son, Squadron, and Department 2015-2016 was our best year ever serving our Veterans, communities, and country. 

Want to HELP?  Want some CASH? Then it's time you returned all 2016 Veteran Support Cash Raffle Tickets. You need a ticket to have a chance for your share of $6,000.00 in prize money. Proceeds benefit Commander Strittmather's Project supporting AMVETS Diabetes Res


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Sons of AMVETS National Commander Richard Thibodeau will continue support Help Heal Veterans (HHV) through his Commander’s Project in 2020-2021. 

Help Heal Veterans' mission is to support the healing and enrich the lives of veterans and military personnel. Healing arts and crafts provide a therapeutic experience for all veterans including those who are hospitalized, in shelters, in convalescent homes and those undergoing therapy for a wide range of physical and mental challenges. The kits, provided free of charge to the veteran, become a part of the patient's treatment plan, giving them a creative outlet along with tangible therapeutic and rehabilitation benefits. 

Since inception, Help Heal Veterans has delivered nearly 31 million arts and crafts kits to veterans and veteran facilities nationwide, along with active duty military overseas.Kits range in categories including woodworking, leather, models, and a variety of needlecrafts, paint-by-numbers and many others.

You may visit to learn more.

All are invited to join with Commander Richard to support our veterans and active duty members through this DIRECT to VET program. Donations may be sent to National Sons of AMVETS, 4647 Forbes Blvd, Lanham, MD 20706. Please make your checks payable to National SOA and mark the memo line HHV. 



Greetings to all Sons,

Through May 24, 2021, Squadrons and Departments have recorded over $3,787,362 in activity for 2020-2021. Considering lock downs, shutdowns, restricted access, and social distancing, the membership has remained active when conditions permit. GREAT JOB!!!!! On behalf of the veterans we serve, THANK YOU!!!

Your commitment to our mission, "SONS SERVING VETERANS", is noteworthy. Our proactive DIRECT to VET approach has had a positive impact on those we have pledged to serve. As an organization it is important that our programs be recorded. We need to let others know what we do. To that end, all are encouraged to register at so you may submit your project reports.

Please contact me directly at if you need assistance submitting reports or if you have difficulties with registration. If preferred, you can call or text me at 813-445-0253.

Take Credit for your volunteerism and report your activity! 


In Fellowship and Service,

Mick Ciesla
2nd Vice Commander/Webmaster
National Sons of AMVETS