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CONGRESS PASSES EMERGENCY VA FUNDING BILL Eight members vote against veterans

CONGRESS PASSES EMERGENCY VA FUNDING BILL Eight members vote against veterans   WASHINGTON (August 1, 2014) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is relieved that Congress finally did what they were elected to do and passed…

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VFW’s Support America’s Veterans Campaign

The Veteran’s of Foreign Wars has launched a new national television campaign that draws attention to the needs of our veterans and our commitment to help them. You may have seen the commercial already and have shared the information with members of your post.

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Commander in Chief Thien Visits NC

The VFW Commander in Chief, William A. (“Bill”) Thien, is visiting North Carolina this month on May 21-24, 2014. His first visit post visit will be at Durham Post 2740 on May 21th.

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D-Day 70th Anniversary

It will soon be 70 years since thousands of 17, 18, 19, and 20 year-olds jumped out of planes, landed by gliders, stormed the beaches, climbed the cliffs, flew combat bombing missions, and bombarded the coasts of Normandy. Let us not forget their sacrifices! Let’s salute and honor those who remain with us in our communities. Plan for commemorative events and recognition of our World War II veterans in our posts and in our towns.

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VFW National Veterans Day Page

There’s no better time to show your pride in our nation’s veterans than November 11, 2013—Veterans Day. The VFW National Headquarters has created a webpage with simple and meaningful ways you, along with your friends and family, can honor our heroes.

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National Convention Items

Important item on the National Convention from National. Proposed National By-Law, Manual of Procedure and Ritual amendments and all National Resolutions to be considered at the 113 th National Convention were provided to all Departments and members with V-mail. This announcement, along with these files being available on www.vfw.org , satisfies the notification requirement outlined in section 1401 of the National By-Laws.

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Memorial Ride to the VFW Convention

Are you ready for this year’s Howard E. Vander Clute, Jr. Memorial Ride to the VFW National Convention in Reno, NV? There is still time to participate. We have attached a PDF package that includes a promotional flyer, rider’s registration, sponsorship form and ride maps.

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VFW says pay and benefits changes will end all-volunteer military

The national commander of America’s largest and oldest major combat veterans’ organization is urging the entire military and veterans’ community to “Join the Fight” to stop the Defense Department from penny-pinching service members to the point of dismantling the all-volunteer force.

“There is no military personnel issue more sacrosanct than pay and benefits,” said Richard L. DeNoyer, who leads the 2 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliaries. “Any proposal that negatively impacts any Quality of Life program must be defeated, and that’s why the VFW is asking everyone to join the fight and send a united voice to Congress.”

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News Alert From VFW.org on Voice of Democracy

The Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition winner from North Carolina has been announced. It is Molly Price and National couldn’t wait to share the news with you! You can hear Molly’s audio essay right here.

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Home Depot Grants Announced

The Home Depot, through The Home Depot Foundation, has opened their Community Impact Grants cycle which will be in effect from February 6, 2012 through August 13, 2012. VFW Posts can receive up to $5,000. Although, of course, there are no guarantees (so please be mindful of that), you are encouraged to enter your Post. Apply as soon as possible, if you desire to fix up your building. You will complete the application directly via the Internet.

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