AmVets Post 503

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Our Mission

 

AMVETS (American Veterans) is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, representing the interests of 20 million veterans. AMVETS is open to and fighting for all who honorably served in the United States military, including the Reserve and Guard. With more than 250,000 members nationwide, we are veterans serving veterans. We strive to enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.

Programs

Gold Star Mission

The Gold Star Mission is a nonprofit organization that Honors and Supports Gold Star Families by preserving the memory of our Fallen Heroes through service to others in need. We are a group of people that have a calling to preserve the legacy by honoring our fallen heroes through activities, scholarships and events. The Gold Star Mission is an opportunity to ensure that these service members’ names live on forever, and that their sacrifices create opportunities to enrich the lives of others. Thus, we must Never Forget. 

Buddy Poppie

 

Each year on various dates The Post offers poppies (known as Buddy Poppies) to the public. All poppies offered by the VFW are genuine products of the work of disabled and needy veterans in VA Hospitals.   

The VFW Buddy Poppy program provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans' rehabilitation and service programs and partially supports the VFW National Home For Children.  

In addition, any profits from local sales go right back to supporting veterans in the local area. We are truly gratefully for your support for this program and how so many are willing to contribute to this tradition.

Community Outreach

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Dinner

 Every year on December 7th, the AMVETS sponsor a dinner for all veterans and the public to remember America’s entrance into WWII. It’s a way of remembering a day which will live in infamy forever.

Camaraderie

 Fellowship is available every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 8-10 at the veteran center. 

Membership