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AMVETS Commemorates Its 75th Anniversary as a 'Veterans Service Organization'


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75 YEARS AGO, CONGRESS OFFICIALLY CHARTERED "AMVETS" AS A "VETERANS-SERVICE ORGANIZATION".  AND, "REGE" [SHORT FOR "REGIS"] RILEY--THE GROUP'S NATIONAL COMMANDER--EXPLAINS HOW IT CONTINUES TO HELP VETERANS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS, NATIONWIDE...

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"SINCE 19-44, WE'VE HELPED WITH TENS-OF-THOUSANDS OF 'V-A' CLAIMS, HELPED HUNDREDS FIND JOBS, AND HELPED COUNTLESS OTHERS OBTAIN THE QUALITY HEALTHCARE THAT THEY HAVE EARNED.  AND, AS AMERICA'S MOST-INCLUSIVE VETERANS-ORGANIZATION, WE ADVOCATE ON CAPITOL HILL--FOR THE RIGHTS AND BENEFITS OF DISABLED VETERANS, VETERANS IN FINANCIALLY CHALLENGING SITUATIONS, AND MORE.  RIGHT NOW, IN FACT, WE'RE HELPING TO SECURE A BETTER FUTURE FOR WOMEN-VETERANS, THROUGH THE 'RESPECT OUR "SHE-ROES" AND THEIR EXPERIENCES ACT'--WHICH SHOULD BE INTRODUCED THIS SESSION.  WE SUPPORT THIS BILL BECAUSE IT AIMS TO ADDRESS THE ENTIRE WOMEN-VETERANS EXPERIENCE--AS IT RELATES TO BOTH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND MILITARY SEXUAL-TRAUMA.  WE'RE ALSO CURRENTLY REFURBISHING THE 'U-S-S ARIZONA MEMORIAL'--WHICH IS DEDICATED TO ALL WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON DECEMBER 7TH, 19-41.  THE MEMORIAL HOLDS A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN 'AMVETS'' HISTORY--AS OUR ORGANIZATION SPECIFICALLY ADVOCATED FOR, AND SUPERVISED, ITS CONSTRUCTION."

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TO LEARN MORE, VISIT "AMVETS"-DOT-ORG.



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