NEW LEGISLATIVE UPDATES ARE POSTED FOR YOUR REVIEW!!!!!!

To the entire AMVETS family, all Veterans, and friends, on behalf of the entire Sons membership Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May this be your best holiday season ever.

David Strittmather

Commander

National Sons of AMVETS

To all AMVETS family members and friends,

Reflecting back since the first Sons of AMVETS Squadron was chartered in 1974, I am proud of all this organization has achieved and the veterans it has impacted.

Greetings Members, Officers, and AMVETS Family, I am pleased to announce that we are now in the new office located within the National AMVETS building in Lanham, Maryland.

Department of New York Sons of AMVETS, veteran volunteers, and community organizations were asked to provide assistance as a community service at the 7th Annual Veterans Stand Down on September 25, 2015 at the Northport VA Medical Center.

On August 8, 2015 Squadron 4, Tampa FL along with the entire AMVETS family of Post 4 presented an Honor and Remember flag to Gold Star mother Kelly Kowall. Son SPC Corey J. Kowall made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Afghanistan in 2009. 

Second Vice Commanders on all levels:  as the new year of project reports get under way, there are many new 2nd Vice Cmdrs on the squadron and department levels.  Here are some resources to hit the ground running with your new office.

Sons of AMVETS Dept of NY OfficersCommander Briggs requested that I attend the Department of Virginia Convention on June 12th and 13th 2015.

On Saturday June 13 the Sons of AMVETS Post 48 held their First Annual Lobster Bake Fundraiser at AMVETS Post 48 located at 660 Hawkins Ave Ronkonkoma, NY. Approximately 150 attended this event and a good time was had by all.

Sons of AMVETS Dept of NY OfficersIt was an honor to attend the Department of NY. Convention June 5th and 6th.

Mr. George MurrI was recently honored with an invitation to visit Post #19 Lancaster Pennsylvania for a Memorial service to commemorate the 71st Anniversary of D-Day.

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HELP HEAL VETERANS CONTINUES AS COMMANDER’S PROJECT THROUGH 2021

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 www.healvets.org 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. 

 

PROJECT REPORT

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 www.sonsofamvets.org so you may submit your project reports.

Please contact me directly at mickandlynda@verizon.net 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! 

REMEMBER THE DEADLINE FOR PROJECT REPORTS IS JUNE 30TH.

In Fellowship and Service,

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