On March 26, 2016 National Commander David T. Strittmather did 22 push-ups in his basement to kick-off “22 Push-Ups a Day for 22 Days”. This effort is to bring awareness to the suicide rate among Veterans and those currently serving.

National Sons of AMVETS Commander David T. Strittmather’s strong campaign to bring awareness to the suicide rate of our veterans is motivating others to join the effort.

Sons of AMVETS, Squadron 1 from Cuba, NY have supplied more than $6,700 worth of craft kits to the Veterans at the VA Medical Center in Bath, NY.  288 kits of leather goods, wood kits, and painting kits were supplied partially through a grant from Past National Sons of AMVETS Commander Daniel Briggs' Arts and Crafts Project. This program

I had the honor to represent the National Sons of AMVETS at the memorial service for Harold "Lee" Reed.  Although we gathered on a sad note, I would like to share with you the email I received from the Department of Michigan Service Foundation Treasurer, Charles Petch.

David,

On 11/23 the New York State Sons of AMVETS presented Canine Companions for Independence with a $1,000.00 donation to assist in providing food and veterinary care for future assistance dogs that will be placed with a Veteran with a disability.

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) reports that nearly one in four men and women (24 percent) who served their country have diabetes.This includes my father and why I have selected AMVETS Diabetes Institute as my Commander's Project.

To all Sons of AMVETS nationwide: Your voice can make an impact on issues important to veterans. AMVETS works to keep you informed and it is easy to take action on issues. Your legislators do care about what their constitients think - your input can make a difference!

By mid April, we will finally be able to get National Sons of AMVETS Commander to pause after over 8 months of leading our mission of "Sons Serving Veterans". In recognition of his service and dedication all are invited to attend a Testmonial Dinner in Honor of National Sons of AMVETS Commander David T. Strittmather.

  Veteran Dan Gsell Sr. and member of Post 47 in Panama City Beach, FL is the most recent Veteran to receive mobility assistance through the Sons of AMVETS Department of Florida DIRECT to VET Scooter Program. Dan had a leg amputated, is recovering from a recent stroke, and deals with vison difficulties.

After recent surgeries, Marine Corps Veteran Dale Reed was in need of mobility assistance. On January 31, 2016 the officers of the Department of Florida Sons of AMVETS, and on behalf of the statewide Sons membership presented a mobility scooter to the AMVETS Post 32 member in Lakeland, Florida.

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