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Advocacy & Appreciation

 

Learn how Veterans and their families can advocate to ensure they receive the benefits and supports that they need to fully participate in their communities. Explore community resources, service organizations, volunteer groups, and organizations that honor and support Veterans. 


 
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  • Are you looking for a Veterans Service Organization or representation? This directory and/or online search may help you.

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  • Holiday Mail for Heroes offers corporations and community entities (church/temple groups, schools, community centers, etc.) the opportunity to provide blank holiday cards with a stamp on each envelope to give to members of the Armed Services that are wounded, ill or injured staying at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital or Veterans being served by the VA. 

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  • During the Month of March, as a Nation, we celebrate Women’s History. During this month we honor the hard work and contributions made by women in the past and present.

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  • The article below links to a survey to be completed about Military Family Leisure.

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  • The Senate first passed a resolution in 1999 designating National Military Appreciation Month, which encourages U.S. citizens every May to observe the month in a symbol of unity, and honor the current and former members of the armed forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom and peace.

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  • AARP cares about our nation's veterans and is concerned about the number of scams targeting this group of individuals. Bruce Carlson of AARP talks about these new scammers and how you can help protect the veterans in your area.

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  • The Mighty Pen Project at the Virginia War Memorial generates, preserves, shares, and honors stories written by military veterans and those touched by their service. The student-writers craft works that are deeply expressive and vital documents of service and history. Veterans and their supporters have stories to tell. They carry important experiences and emotions with them during, and often long after, military service. Their stories are always laden with personal import and, frequently, with vital historical perspectives.

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  • At the beginning of June 2017 the White House began the soft launch of the Veteran Complaint Line. This line has been created to give veterans a direct voice to the White House.

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  • Virginia is building revenue for Women Veterans Summit through new "I Support Women Veterans" license plate.

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