LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR November 17th, 2022, IS POSTED FOR YOUR REVIEW  

 

The Sons of AMVETS 36th National Convention in Greensboro, North Carolina was a tremendous success.  Congratulations to Commander-Elect Paul R. Speigle from Squadron 45 in Salem, Ohio. The entire leadership team for 2021 – 2022 is listed below.

The 36th National Sons of AMVETS Convention in Greensboro, North Carolina, considering the circumstances, was a unique experience with everyone stepping up to the plate to make it a success. It is a great honor to be elected Sons of AMVETS National Commander and to be humbled with the support of my fellow Sons and AMVETS family.

Fellow Sons,

The Convention Registration form along with other related details were included in a mailer by National sent to the Squadrons in mid-June. They are included in the links below.

AMVETS National Convention pre-sale tickets for the Silver Helmet Awards Reception and the Commanders' and Presidents' Banquet in Greensboro NC are now available. Please note: There will be no onsite ticket sales for the Silver Helmet Award Reception. 

Please click on the attachment link to review the ticket request form.

Listed below are the National Spring Raffle daily winners from May 18th thru May 24th. Congratulations to all. Your awards will be mailed shortly.

GREEN TICKET

5/18 #755 NO WINNER

5/19 #969 $50 AMVETS Post 1 - Biddeford ME

Listed below are the National Spring Raffle daily winners from May 11th thru May 17th. Congratulations to all. Your awards will be mailed shortly.

GREEN TICKET

5/11 #661 $50 Paul Thibodeau - Biddeford ME

5/12 #418 $50 AMVETS Post 1 - Biddeford ME

5/13 #108 NO WINNER

Armed Forces Day is meant to salute the services of the US military people whose services are ongoing. 

Fellow Sons, AMVETS Family, and Friends,

Commander Thibodeau’s Spring Raffle is off and running. The daily winners are determined by the Maine Lottery Evening Pick 3 number (straight). There are 2 versions - RED ticket and GREEN ticket.

As Richard Thibodeau winds down his 2nd year as Sons of AMVETS National Commander, he would like to extend his most heartfelt THANKS for everyone's support for his project to aid Help Heal Veterans. 

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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.

Sincerely,

Michael ‘Mick’ Ciesla - Commander

National Sons of AMVETS