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E-News

  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/162f7d988534ef11 The link above will take to actual stories with photos and other links. April 2018 e-News   APRIL 2018 WVM James Megellas Gallery at King Opens With an expansive remodel complete, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum celebrated the grand re-opening of the James Megellas Gallery on April 20. The interactive museum (take virtual tour here), which covers the rich history of military members from Wisconsin, is housed at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King in its Marden Center. The museum includes stories and artifacts from Veterans who served in United States-involved conflicts from the Civil War until today. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the museum at King brought dozens of members from the community and members at the home…. Volunteering for Veterans April is National Volunteer Month, a time for us to recognize the incredible work volunteers perform across the nation. Across the WDVA’s three Veterans homes, almost 600 volunteers combined to put in more than 43,000 hours within the last year! Thank you to those volunteers who help care for our nation’s heroes every day. … Continue reading

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April VFW Dispatch

April VFW Dispatch Time is Running Out for Student Vets The VFW’s Help A Hero scholarship application period will end soon! Student veterans interested in scholarships for the 2018 fall semester can apply through April 30 here. VFW Announces Top National Teachers The VFW has proudly announced the selection of Emily Cowan Ezell, Sara Gibson and Michael Rauenhorst as the top three winners of its annual Teacher of the Year award. See how they’re making a difference for today’s youth. VFW Statement on VA Secretary Change Last month, President Trump announced that Navy Rear Adm. (Dr.) Ronny Jackson would be nominated to become the next VA Secretary. Read Commander Harman’s full statement. VFW Helps Combat Medic Earn His Degree Being awarded a VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” made it possible for Afghanistan veteran Matthew Carbonelli to finish his doctorate degree. Read about his plan to help veterans. VFW Teams Up With Vet Tix The VFW is teaming up with Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) to increase awareness of the opportunities both organizations offer. Learn more about Vet Tix … Continue reading

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April VFW Dispatch

April VFW Dispatch Time is Running Out for Student Vets The VFW’s Help A Hero scholarship application period will end soon! Student veterans interested in scholarships for the 2018 fall semester can apply through April 30 here. VFW Announces Top National Teachers The VFW has proudly announced the selection of Emily Cowan Ezell, Sara Gibson and Michael Rauenhorst as the top three winners of its annual Teacher of the Year award. See how they’re making a difference for today’s youth. VFW Statement on VA Secretary Change Last month, President Trump announced that Navy Rear Adm. (Dr.) Ronny Jackson would be nominated to become the next VA Secretary. Read Commander Harman’s full statement. VFW Helps Combat Medic Earn His Degree Being awarded a VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” made it possible for Afghanistan veteran Matthew Carbonelli to finish his doctorate degree. Read about his plan to help veterans. VFW Teams Up With Vet Tix The VFW is teaming up with Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) to increase awareness of the opportunities both organizations offer. Learn more about Vet Tix … Continue reading

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119th VFW National Convention

Every year, thousands of VFW and Auxiliary delegates gather to represent the organization’s total membership of nearly 1.7 million at the weeklong convention. While there, our mission is to approve new national priorities to guide our organization as we lobbies Congress on issues important to the nation’s veterans, service members and their families. Convention delegates also elect new leadership, as well as recognize prominent individuals and organizations for their support of veterans and military personnel. Save the date for the 2018 national convention, which will be held in Kansas City, Mo., July 21-25, 2018. The 118th VFW National Convention was held July 22 – July 26, in New Orleans.

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VFW Legislative Conference

Since 1949, VFW’s annual Legislative Conference has provided an opportunity for VFW leaders from each state to personally lobby their respective lawmakers and watch as VFW’s current Commander-in-Chief testifies on Capitol Hill before the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees on behalf of veterans. Guest speakers are invited to address conference delegates, and since 1964 the VFW’s Congressional Award has been presented annually to one sitting member of the House or Senate for their significant legislative contributions on behalf of those who have worn the uniform. Also at the event, the winners of the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship contests are announced. Each national winner reads their winning essay before conference delegates and are presented with their winnings. The 2018 Legislative Conference is scheduled for March 4 – 7, 2018.

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2018 SPRING SWEEPSTAKES

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District 10 Spring Convention – 2017

District 10 Spring Meeting will be held at the St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event Center on Saturday April 29, 2017 in Turtle Lake, Wi. 54889. This will be sponsored by Amery VFW Post 7929. 08:00 – 09:00 hrs – Registration with Coffee & Donuts 09:00 – 12:00 hrs meeting (nominations and elections) Buffet $14.99 – includes 2 entrée: Roasted Pork Loin, or Chicken St. Croix (tender chicken breast topped with ham, bacon &swiss cheese), Baked Potato, Corn, salad bar, dessert bar, and dinner rolls.  We need at least 50 people to eat and meeting room is free.  Please RSVP to Eldon Sanders – cell: 612-419-5969, or email sanderseldon4@gmail.com there will be a Cootie Scratch We will also be having our spring election for 2017-2018 year.  Please bring your nominations for all positions! If the comrade being nominated can not attend this meeting he must send a letter so stating that he will take the position and sign it to the District Commander. Please plan on your  Post attending!! District Commander:  Steve Rhodes – phone: 715-617-7406 MOTELS: Full – St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake,  777 U.S. Highway … Continue reading

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American Sunrise

Two Iraq veterans returning home to Milwaukee, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, fight to recover from their haunting wartime experiences. As their intense struggles with moral injuries and depression begin to seem inescapable, even affecting their relationships with friends and families, Continue reading

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District 10 Fall Training – 2017

Fall Training and a short quick meeting will be held at the Ladysmith Post 2490, on Sat. Aug. 5, 2017 starting with registration at 08:00 hrs. More information as it arrives.

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