LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR March 21st, 2023, IS POSTED FOR YOUR REVIEW
National Commander's Message
Commander Mick's Project - Gary Sinise Foundation
Fellow Sons, AMVETS Family, and Friends,
During our 40th Anniversary year I have selected the Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF) as my project. The Gary Sinise Foundation serves our nation by honoring our defenders, our veterans, our first responders, our country’s heroes, and their families, and those in need.
They accomplish their mission by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities. Their R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment), builds specially adapted smart homes for our most severely wounded heroes. They also provide home modifications, mobility devices, and adapted vehicles to our injured, wounded, ill, and/or aging heroes.
Another GSF program is Soaring Valor. You may find it interesting that fewer than 500,00 World War II Veterans are still with us. Through Soaring Valor, World War II veterans and their guardians are brought to New Orleans to tour The National WWII Museum built in their honor. Their experience includes entertainment, celebratory meals, and community building with their fellow heroes. Students who accompany our veterans continue their stories with a new appreciation for the sacrifices made by an entire generation, the Greatest Generation. As a Son of a World War II Marine, it is imperative that we make every attempt to honor those Veterans.
The GSF Snowball Express, serves the children and surviving spouse of fallen military heroes. GSF is committed to programming and support that holds space to honor their fallen heroes while also helping create new memories as they move forward. Since 2018, 11639 children of fallen military heroes & their surviving parent/guardian joined us for Snowball Express.
To learn about other GSF programs or help us do a little more by making a donation, please visit: https://donate.garysinisefoundation.org/SonsCommanderProject
Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.
Michael ‘Mick’ Ciesla - Commander
National Sons of AMVETS
2022 December Calendar Raffle
Congratulations to all the December Calendar Raffle Winners!
|1||512||$50||Debbie Sallette||Fort Pierce||FL|
|2||876||$50||Laura Beaulieu||North Port||FL|
|3||728||$100||Michael E. Stephens||Fort Pierce||FL|
|4||718||$100||Michelle Johnson||Fort Pierce||FL|
|5||322||$50||FL SQ 2001||Okeechobee||FL|
|6||378||$50||Denny Jelks||Fort Pierce||FL|
|7||545||$50||Denny Jelks||Fort Pierce||FL|
|8||696||$50||Dave Spencer||S. Yarmouth||MA|
|9||892||$50||Denny Jelks||Fort Pierce||FL|
|10||873||$100||Soa Do Md||Middletown||MD|
|17||627||$100||Terry Corson||North Port||FL|
|19||380||$50||Kathy Hollinger||Fort Pierce||FL|
|20||874||$50||Liz Ketzler||Port Charlotte||FL|
|24||337||$100||Dept. of FL AMVETS Riders||Bronson||FL|
|27||320||$50||Sons of AMVETS #76||Athens||OH|
|29||48||$50||Sons of AMVETS #897||Blasdell||NY|
|30||185||$50||Ronnie Carroll||North Port||FL|