Veterans Day is special for Sons of AMVETS – Department of Ohio. For over 20 years, Ohio Sons have hosted a 4 day/3 night excursion to Washington DC making it possible for veterans, AMVETS family members, and friends to participate in services at Arlington National Cemetery.

Dear AMVETS family and friends,

In his Proclamation in 1957 President Eisenhower called upon the citizenry to “observe Veterans Day, in tribute to those who have thus added strength to the Nation and in renewed dedication to their work, building peace with honor among all nations.”

Fellow Sons and AMVETS family members,

It is with great sadness that I inform you that PNC Harold Collins father In-Law, James Montgomery Sr., passed away last weekend. A Vietnam veteran, James was also an AMVETS lifetime member plus a staunch supporter and friend of Sons of AMVETS in Kentucky and across the nation.

Good morning AMVETS (& AMVETS FAMILY) members,

Fellow Sons, AMVETS family, and friends,

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Department of KY PDC James A. Grizzle. Commander Jim served as the Department of KY Commander for 7 years. He also served as the Department Sons Coordinator.

Fellow Sons, 

The following is the text of an email from Justin Brown regarding legislative and information updates provided by National AMVETS. These will be listed in pdf format to make it easy to copy and share with your local AMVETS family.

Greetings Fellow Sons,

Our Consitition and By-Laws for 2019-2020, with the approved revisions, are now posted. They are available in .doc or pdf format on the "FORMS" page or by clicking on the links listed below. 

It is an honor to have been elected Sons of AMVETS National Commander at the 35th National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Together with the newly elected leadership team, I’m confident we will move this organization forward and accomplish great things.

Greetings all Sons, AMVETS family members, and friends,

At our 35th National Convention in Louisville, KY the Freedom Cash Raffle drawing was held during the Sons' last business session on Saturday August 24, 2019. We are pleased to announce the following winners.

The Sons of AMVETS 35th National Convention in Louisville Kentucky is in the books. Congratulations to Commander Elect Richard Thibodeau from Squadron 1 in Maine.

The entire leadership team for 2019 – 2020 is listed below. Best wishes to all as you continue the organization's mission of “SONS SERVING VETERANS”. 


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We are patriotic citizens committed to serving our wounded, injured and ill Veterans. We support Veterans and their families by building relationships and identifying and supporting immediate needs and interests. We are dedicated to promoting public awareness of the many sacrifices made by our Armed Forces.


Our Wishlist

A. Indoor riding arena

B. 2-4 additional sound horses

C. Service dog facilities

D. ATV’s and storage facility

E. Renovation of original homestead

F. Pavilions G. Obstacle course

H. Golf cart(s)

I. Paved driveway

J. Recreation items: metal detectors, archery equipment, outdoor movie projector

K. Full-time cook or volunteer


L. Cabins

Naming Opportunities are available for cabins, trails, a future office space and the recreation center and nursery.

I have chosen OPERATION SECOND CHANCE as my project. Their mission: A dedicated group of patriotic citizens committed to serving our wounded, injured and ill combat veterans. We support Veterans and their families by building relationships and identifying and supporting the immediate needs and interests while promoting public awareness of the many sacrifices made by our Armed Forces. Veterans are supported from meals, cookouts and entertainment to morale building retreats and financial assistance for individual wounded soldier’s expenses including utilities, mortgage payments, medical equipment, grocery gift cards, clothing, travel and car repairs. Operation Second Chance began in 2004 with the kindness of Cindy McGrew, CEO and Founder. Cindy came to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center giving her support to seven injured soldiers and their families. Operation Second Chance has now provided over $9 million worth of assistance and support because of the generosity of the Americans these heroes protect.

Paul R. Speigle – Commander

National Sons of AMVETS


May 2022 Calendar Raffle


*** May 2022 Calendar Raffle ***

Congratulations to the following winners:

05/01 Sons of AMVETS Maryland

05/02 Maurice Bradley, Mansfield OH

05/03 Melissa Ammons, Bellville OH 

05/04 Bill Gerry, New Port Richey FL

05/05 Denise Speigle, Salem OH

05/06 Chris & Raymond (Chris Smith), Tampa FL

05/07 Gayle Hester, Lexington OH

05/08 Sons of AMVETS Maryland

05/09 Sons of AMVETS Squadron 109, Mentor on the Lake, OH

05/10 Dan Briggs, Louisville, KY

05/11 Chris & Raymond (Chris Smith), Tampa FL

05/12 No Winner

05/13 Sons of AMVETS Maryland

05/14 Sons of AMVETS Texas

05/15 Patty Kirkpatrick, Willoughby, OH

05/16 Bob Grose PNC, Ontario, OH

05/17 Sons of AMVETS Maryland

05/18 No Winner

05/19 Sons of AMVETS Maryland

05/20 Sons of AMVETS Squadron 109, Mentor on the Lake, OH

05/21 John Ruby, Newton Falls, OH

05/22 Jim Thibodeau, Biddeford, ME

05/23 Jeff Cote, Saco, ME

05/24 Tom Shifflet, Jacksonville, OH

05/25 Kirk Barnett, Galion, OH

05/26 Owen Jackson, Athens, OH

05/27 No Winner

05/28 Denise Lamontagne, Biddeford, ME

05/29 Terri Lamontagne, Biddeford, ME

05/30 Gary Pelletier, Buffalo, NY

05/31 No Winner

Congratulations to all the winners!