This week at American Veteran, we will discuss a great resource for all veterans, the 24-hour peer support line, Vets4Warriors. Veterans staff the telephone lines and all information shared with the organization will remain confidential and will not be shared with the military or the VA. Later in the week, we will post a blog article with more details about this unique tool that is available to all veterans and active duty service members.
On Monday, Commander Gary L. Fry returned from attending the 2012 Arizona State Convention. This week, he and other members of the AMVETS’ leadership will be preparing for Memorial Day events in Washington, DC. If you have not read Commander Fry's Memorial Day Speech, please visit: http://www.amvets.org/2012-memorial-day-message/
On Memorial Day, Commander Fry will be attending a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial commemorating the Vietnam War’s 50th anniversary. National First Vice Commander Cleve Geer will attend the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Throughout Memorial Day weekend, Rolling Thunder events will be held throughout DC. Rolling Thunder participates in an annual motorcycle rally to recognize and increase awareness of POW/MIA personnel. Also, AMVETS will have an exhibit by the Washington Monument so if you are in the area, please stop by and say hello! Pictures of Memorial Day events will be featured on Facebook, American Veteran online, and in the summer edition of American Veteran. Please feel free to send us any pictures of local Memorial Day events that your post takes part in.
As always, we’re eager to hear what you think. Please feel free to share your veterans’ news and comments with American Veteran.