Online Project ReportingThe Sons of AMVETS have implemented a an online project report system that is tailored to our needs. We would like to thanks the AMVETS organization for allowing us to use their system these last few years. It gave us our start into online reporting. Before you can enter project reports, you need to create an account on the Sons of AMVETS web site.

North Point Housing for VeteransThe sad truth about many Veterans is that when they return home from active duty, some of them have problems adjusting back to civilian life, sometimes turning to either alcohol or drugs. Then it only becomes a matter of time before they become homeless and take to living on the streets of our cities.

Crypto Wall Virus.One of my customer's was infected with the CryptoWall virus. Basically, it scrambles your data files (documents, pictures, music, photos, etc.) so that they are unreadable. The only way to get your data back is to pay a $500 ransom or you erase your computer and reload all of you data. If you do not have a backup, then you either pay the $500 or you loose your data.

James (Jim) Aubrey Houck, Jr..Jim talks about his trip to the 30th Sons of AMVETS National Convention, which occurred in August of 2014. He talks about his travels to and from his first National Convention and the things he did an experience while in Memphis, Tennessee. The high light of his trip was the tour of St. Jude's Hospital.

Honor and Remember flagIt is important to share that Honor and Remember, with your help, significantly advanced its mission to perpetually recognize the sacrifice of our military fallen heroes and their families. Our message is simple and unchanging and can be summarized with four cornerstones: Establish, Educate, Present and Comfort. In this brief report you will read how each of these goals is being achieved.

Sons of AMVETS PNC John Barnhill dontes to Camp Hope Past National Commander John Barnhill's project was to raise money for their continuous construction effort. Commander Finnegan arranged it so that the Sons could be presented at the dedication of a cabin dedicated in memory of Shawn Clemens, son of Bill Clemens PDC from New York. Bill, his wife Candy, and grandson Gavin were in attendance.

Camp Hope dedicates a cabin to SSG Shawn Clemens

On July 19, 2014, Camp Hope dedicated a refurbished cabin in honor of Army SSG Shawn Clemens who was KIA January 29, 2004 in Afghanistan. Camp Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the fallen by helping the wounded.

Created by Gold Star parents, William "Mike" and Galia White, it was created to honor the memory of their son. Pfc Christopher Neal White, a 23-year-old Marine, was tragically killed in action in Al Anbar, Iraq on June 20, 2006.

AMVETS QuartermasterThe AMVETS Quartermaster office have moved. Their new address is AMVETS National Quartermaster, P.O. Box 211, Lakeview, Ohio 43331. Their phone number remain the same, but their new web site is .

Sons of AMVETS Red ScooterKilroy is back. This drawing was a popular piece of graffiti drawn by American troops in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters during World War II. Kilroy has shown up again, this time as a local campaign designed to honor veterans of World War II and teach young people about a significant piece of memorabilia from the era, said Bob Driftmyer, 9th District commander of AMVETS and past commander of AMVETS Post 21, Findlay.

Sons of AMVETS Red ScooterThe Sons of AMVETS in Defiance, Ohio (Squadron 1991) provide a free breakfast for Veterans and their wives every year on Veterans Day. This breakfast is in honor of their past Adjutant Terry Justinger, who started this breakfast back in 2009.

So what does the red scooter have to do with this? Well, on the first breakfast, the scooter was raffled off to raise money for AMVETS Post 1991 and the local Hospice center.

Sons of AMVETS membership cardOver the last year or two there was talk of changes to the membership year, the online membership process and the dues. I want to update you on these issues as we start to process your membership for the 2015 year.

Bill and Candy Clemens receive Honor and Remember flag Sons of AMVETS Cmdr. Don Finnegan (L to R) and Honor and Remember CEO George Lutz present Bill and Candy Clemens with a personalized Honor & Remember Flag in honor of their son SSG Shawn Clemens who was killed-in-action on January, 29 2004 in Afghanistan.

AMVETS 2014-2015 Commander Larry ViaThe Sons of AMVETS would like to congratulate the new 2014-2015 AMVETS Commander Larry Via, Ladies Auxiliary Madam President Sylvia Rowland, and and Son's Commander Dan Briggs. We wish you all the best in the upcoming year. And remember, if you need something done, ask a Son.

2014 SOA Convention Opening CeremonyWelcome to all from Memphis, Tennessee where the 30th Annual Sons of AMVETS convention is currently underway. The big news so far is that the Sons donated over $41,000 to St. Jude's Hospital. The second big news item is AMVETS have passed a resolution that the Sons nor the Ladies have to change their membership year to match the AMVETS membership year. And our new National Officers are:

James (Jim) Aubrey Houck, Jr..

Not only does Jim put tremendous effort and time in honoring our local Veterans, but he also is a vital asset to several local Veteran organizations. Jim has served as the Senior Vice President for the Emmitsburg VFW Men’s Auxiliary, the Commander of the Francis X. Elder Sons of American Legion (SAL), and as the 3rd Vice Commander at the AMVETS Post 7 in Thurmont. (Reprinted, with permission, from The Catoctin Banner ).

Proud military moms

There is no one prouder than a fine military mother
Her support is of the strongest caliber to be found
She knows what she has to do and lovingly does it
Great faith is something she so abundantly shows

Veterans Discrimination!It time to go to “the Hill” again! This articles contains the 2014 Legislative Priorities Cards and a condensed form of these topics for the people going on the Hill to review and prepare. Also, please review how your state representatives are faring with respect to veteran issues by reviewing the Representative's scorecard.


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