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.
On Saturday morning the Department of Virginia had a moving Memorial service. After the Memorial service, we headed to the Son’s meeting. Sons Department Commander Randolph Scott conducted a very good meeting. The Department Officers and Squadron Commanders had some great reports on membership, project reporting and fundraising.
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. A portion of the proceeds of this event will be donated to the Campaign of Harold Chapman the 2017 Candidate for AMVETS National Commander.
It was an honor to attend the Department of NY. Convention June 5th and 6th. I arrived Friday around 5:30pm in Binghamton, NY and caught a shuttle over to the hotel. I got changed just in time to go to the joint opening and a very nice memorial service.
I was recently honored with an invitation to visit Post #19 Lancaster Pennsylvania for a Memorial service to commemorate the 71st Anniversary of D-Day
The Keynote Speaker was George Murr a WWII Veteran and driver of a landing craft on D-day. George enlightened us on his career in the service. The other guest speakers were the local Senator Lloyd Smucker and Lancaster Chief of Police Keith Sadler.
Ken Barber and Mark Serpis travel to the Fargo, North Dakota for their annual AMVETS Convention. They met with SOA Squadron Commander Commander Randy Sauvageau and Finance Officer Dave Knudson of ND-7.
Here is a short video about Camp Hope. It a 250-acre a sanctuary for military Veterans wounded in the War on Terror and is nesslted in this hills of southeast Missouri. It was created in memory of Christopher White, who was killed fighting for our country in Iraq.