At the 2017 state convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, delegates approved a resolution supporting the use of Medical Cannabis for veterans being treated by the Veterans Administration. Members were informed that studies by the National Academy of Sciences concluded that cannabis or cannabinoids are effective for the treatment of chronic pain in adults, as anti-emetics in the treatment of chemotherapy induced nausea, and for improving Multiple Sclerosis spasticity symptoms. In recent years, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) have become more widely known by the public and medical community. These problems have sometimes resulted in suicides and over medication of veterans. Veterans of all wars are concerned with these problems. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars were prompted by their slogan, “No one does more for veterans,” to join with other major veterans organizations, including the American Legion, AMVETS, and Disabled American Veterans, in supporting the medical use of cannabis.
Military Veterans Expo to be held Wednesday, March 22 at NTC Wausau Campus. Veterans and their families can explore and engage with community organizations that can help provide information about benefits and health resources while assisting with the transition between military and civilian life. Network with fellow veterans and military members. Connect with area support groups. Hear from a local veteran who was held captive and a panel of military members who will share their experiences. Talk to area employers that hire veterans. Visit resource Fair Burns Post and Auxiliary were there.
VFW Burns Post and Auxiliary 388 of Wausau are proud partners of the USA Vietnam War Commemoration. A special event will be held to thank and honor our Vietnam Veterans and their families in a dignified and special manner. All veterans who served in the Armed Services, from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975—and their families—will be honored. The first event will be held on Saturday, July 23 at 10 a.m. at the VFW Club at 388 River Drive in Wausau. Veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. There will be presentations on Agent Orange, PTSD and related subjects. A Vietnam era veteran lapel pin will be distributed to the veterans in attendance.
Message from National Commander Stroud March 30 is a very important day, not only to the VFW, but to all of America. It is a day dedicated to a generation of veterans who were made extraordinary by their commitment and lasting resolve. In 2011, nearly 38 years after the final withdrawal of U.S. combat and combat-support troops from Vietnam, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating March 30, “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” From February 1961 – May 1975, more than 3,400,000 Americans served in support of the U.S military operations in Vietnam and Southeast Asia; more than 58,000 gave their lives. Our Vietnam veterans are worthy of every praise, monument and memorial erected in their name. They served with a tenacious and indomitable spirit and returned to a homeland in political turmoil. Regrettably, their noble and steadfast service was overlooked by many upon their return. In many cases their sacrifice went unappreciated, dismissed or was even insulted. Though long-overdue, today America recognizes each and every Vietnam veteran who did not receive the proper welcome home they earned and deserved. … Continue reading
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Wisconsin VFW District 7, UW-Marathon County, and Northcentral Technical College invite student veterans and their families to be a part of Voices for Veterans information fair on Wednesday, May 7 at the NCT Wausau Campus. The event will encourage veterans and their families to explore the many resources available to them in their communities. This event will be free and open to the public.
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For military veterans. 9 am to 3 pm Thursday, October 17 VFW 388, River Drive in Wausau Service providers available to assist you Consumer Credit Counseling Social SecurityHousing & Shelter Information/Referrals Health ScreenFemale Veterans Representative ClothingFlu Shots Financial CounselingPTSD/ Drug and Alcohol Treatment VA BenefitsVeterans Service Employment Program County Veterans Service Officers Lunch Provided All Veterans Welcome For more information, Call 715-261-1141 800-872-8662, ext. 64201