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Advocacy and 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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  • The Holiday Mail for Heroes program is now Holidays for Heroes. This change allows local Red Cross offices to identify and engage in a variety of activities that thank and recognize members of the military and veterans living in our communities. 

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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 military.

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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. 

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