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Virtual Vets Meeting Sept 2, 2020 @ 10:00AM

Wednesday, September 2nd, at 10:00am, Stephen Meyers will be our guest speaker on our virtual Veterans Meeting on PTSD. We look forward to you joining.


HOPE Clothing Drive

HOPE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE will have clothing drive in your neighborhood on 9/1/2020. If you wish to donate, please see the details below on how to be added to the pickup schedule.


Phone service for Veterans [Allied One]

Potential for free phone service for Veterans [Allied One]


Final Salute and Taps for Salvador Morales

Salvador G. Morales, age 78, Marietta, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Salvador was born on May 25, 1942. Final salute services for Salvador G. Morales will be at the H.M. Patterson & Son-Canton Hill Chapel 1157 Old Canton Rd, Marietta at 6:30 PM Tuesday 8/10/2020. For those of you who wish to attend, some of us will be leaving from the VFW parking lot at about 6 PM


VFW Donations Needed; Will you Help?


Gun show

At the VFW Complex/Fairgrounds - Carrollton, GA


Mid Winter Conference and Awards Banquet

The Council of Administration has voted to cancel the Mid-Winter meeting due to the rise of coronavirus cases in Georgia. Our VFW family has been hit hard in recent weeks in cases and deaths.


100% Membership Club and Team 105 Member

State Commander Joel L. Willis Jr. and the Department of Georgia


Quartermasters Training Series

State Quartermaster Jeff Carroll and State Senior Vice Commander Kevin Hammond are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


COMMANDER’S CHALLENGE

Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch has laid down a challenge to all VFW Posts for the month of January 2021!


Update to VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant eligibility criteria

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, VFW Posts have been severely impacted in their ability to cover operating expenses through conventional means such as canteen sales and fundraising events. To address the challenge, in August 2020 the VFW Foundation earmarked $680,000 for the VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant (PPRG). Eligible Posts that own or lease their own Post Homes may apply for a grant of up to $2,500.


Public Safety Awards

Public Safety Awards are due to the State Chairman, John Kepler, on January 1, 2021. You can email them to jkepler@alpharetta.ga.us If you have any questions, he can be reached at 678-634-0065.


Action Alert:

Tell Congress to Stand Up for Vietnam Veterans


THE VFW DEPARTMENT OF GEORGIA is sponsoring a Medicare 101 Briefing

Medicare 101 Briefing with national sponsor Humana including a question and answer period.There are no products to be sold. Following the Medicare briefing there will be a short briefing on the mission of the VFW. Presentation open to the public. Topic: Medicare 101 Date: November 5, 2020 Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern


Politics in Posts

Comrades and Auxiliary Members, With the General Election coming up in November, it is important to remind you of our National Bylaws Article VII Miscellaneous Provisions, Sec. 702 Politics listed below.


Masks and Social Distancing

By order of State Commander Joel Willis


Updates from VFW State Headquarters

Comrade Commanders, I hope you are doing well and checking on your members as this Coronavirus continues to change our lifestyles. There are some items due to state headquarters and I want to be sure you have them on your radar.


July HQ's Bulletin and Planning Calendar

Congratulations to the Departments of Maryland, Maine, Pacific Areas, Mississippi, Europe, Arizona, North Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, Georgia, and New Jersey for achieving 100 percent in membership! Let’s make a final push to 100 percent in membership and show that we “Dared to Care.” Contact the National Membership Department at 888.JOIN.VFW (888.564.6839) or email us at membership@vfw.org if there is anything we can do to assist you with achieving your goals.


VFW DEPARTMENT OF GEORGIA COVID-19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

There are Georgia VFW Posts that are in danger of losing their Post Home due to the cancelation of bingo by the GBI and the Governor's closure of canteens. In some cases these activities are the only revenue streams for these VFW Posts.


Status of VFW Canteen/BINGO Operations


Update on VFW Canteens & Activities

Comrade Commanders, As promised, attached are the additional guiltiness from Governor Kemp. Please note the following items that pertain to the VFW.


COVID-19 Update

Keeping our Veterans informed about VA Services during COVID-19


State Commander's Nomination Message for 2020-2021

To All Department of Georgia Posts


Proposed Change to the VOD Awards Presentation

During the COA Conference call of Thursday, March 26, the subject of the proposed change to the manner in which the VOD Awards are presented was discussed.


Corona Virus Message

Dear Georgia VFW Comrades, Family and Friends,


Recommended By-Law Changes

The highlighted areas of the above By-Laws are the recommended changes from the By-Laws Committee that met on May 3, 2019.


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Two Former VFW Staff Members Named to New VA Administration


Even Through a Pandemic, Sport Clips Haircuts Raised More Than $1M to Support VFW Help A Hero Scholarships


VFW to Host #SportClipsSalute Week


Post of the Month Launches to Showcase How Posts Are #StillServing


VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest


VFW Demands SECVA Wilkie Resign Immediately in Light of Damning VA OIG Report in Response to a Veteran's Sexual Assault Allegation


VFW Recouped More Than $9.7B in Benefits for Veterans Nationwide


Pandemic Won't Stop BK Support of Veteran Families


Calling All Middle and High School Students


Veterans Need Support Especially in a Pandemic


The VFW Podcast Debuts Today


VFW Sport Clips to Host Virtual Walk for Veterans


Celebrate VFW Day


VFW National Commander Honors Two Louisiana Sheriff's Deputies for Heroic Actions


2021 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application Period Now Open


VFW, Sport Clips Award Nearly $700,000 in Scholarships to Veterans


Hal Roesch II Elected VFW's New National Commander


More Than 1 Million Meals Raised for Food Pantries in Need


VFW to Host #StillServing Celebration July 20-24


Virginia VFW Post Receives National Community Service Award


2020 VFW Scout of the Year Winners Named


VFW Stands for Equality, Condemns Vandalism of WWII Memorial


VFW Pays Its Respects to the Fallen During Memorial Day


2020 National Publications Contest Winners Named


Ace Hardware, VFW Honor Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags


VFW Thanks White House Defense Department and VA for Weekly Briefs


VFW Kicks Off Annual Youth Scholarship Competitions


VFW Cancels Reno National Convention


VSOs Call on President to Uphold 48-Hour Review


VFW Urges Congress to Pass the Major Richard Star Act to Ease the Financial Burden of Medically-Retired Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic


VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest


#StillServing During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Call Out for Post and Department Stories


VFW Opposes VA Decision to Eliminate Accredited Veterans Service Officers 48-Hour Review Period for Claims; Demands Answers from Leadership


VFW Pays Tribute to the Service of Our Vietnam War Veterans


Scam Reminder


VFW Mobilizing, Combating Effects of Invisible Enemy


VFW Remains Committed to Service and Country Amidst COVID-19


VFW Demands Congress Hold VA Accountable for Failure to Grant Benefits to Vietnam, Post 9/11 Veterans Suffering from Toxic Exposures


VFW Awards National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW to Deliver 2020 Priority Goals to Congress


VFW Launches Campaign to Showcase Veterans #StillServing


Twisted X Signs on as Title Sponsor of VFW Youth Programs


CDW Presents 10000 Donation to the VFW


VFW Expects Apology From POTUS


Lawrence, Gallucci, Eshenbaugh Named to HillVets 100 Class of 2019


VFW Awards 154 Student Veterans with Scholarships


VFW, Stars and Stripes Work to Bring More News to More Veterans


VFW, SVA Announce 2020 Student Veteran Fellowship Class


VFW Bids Congressman Roe Well Wishes on His Retirement