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Contact Your Representative: Action Alert: The American Legion Coin Bill
(June 29, 2017) The American Legion has a golden opportunity. Well, silver and gold actually. With your help, we can encourage Congress to mark The American Legion's 2019 Centennial with limited edition, exquisitely crafted commemorative coins. Not only will these coins raise public awareness about the greatest veterans organization in the country, proceeds from their sale will raise funds for our outstanding programs. A bipartisan group in Congress is now gathering support for The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act. This legislation, if passed, would honor the Legion for its 100 years of service to our nation's heroes by directing the U.S. Mint to issue a variety of special limited edition commemorative coins available for purchase during 2019. Congress only authorizes two coins per year and one has already been awarded for 2019, so there's only one left. But the Legion has strong competition and we need your help to get this done! Please ask your representative and senators to join Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., Sen Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., Rep Phil Roe, R-Tenn., and Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., as cosponsors of this important legislation by sending the prepared message below. The House bill is H.R. 2519 and the Senate bill is S. 1182. The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Actprovides Congress with a valuable way to thank the Legion for its service to our nation, and to invest in our shared values. We cannot afford to miss this vital opportunity for Congress to recognize the great work of The American Legion! Please contact your Members of Congress now. (If received by email, scroll up and click the Take Action link, otherwise see below and send a prepared message to Congress. Also, Like this on Facebook.)
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE from www.defense.gov
DoD Announces New Outreach Efforts to Veterans Regarding Discharges and Military Records
Press Operations Release No: NR-459-16 Dec. 30, 2016
The Department of Defense today announced a renewed effort to ensure veterans are aware of the opportunity to have their discharges and military records reviewed. Through enhanced public outreach, engagement with Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs), Military Service Organizations (MSOs), and other outside groups, as well as direct outreach to individual veterans, the department encourages all veterans who believe they have experienced an error or injustice to request relief from their service’s Board for Correction of Military/Naval Records (BCM/NR) or Discharge Review Board (DRB).
Additionally, all veterans, VSOs, MSOs, and other interested organizations are invited to offer feedback on their experiences with the BCM/NR or DRB processes, including how the policies and processes can be improved.
Listed below are the events I have for the next 30 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 12 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events at http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html If your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community. I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all! Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!
Fisher House Michigan/Build It For The Brave, Inc. is a 501c3 organization formed last May to assist with the development, approval, and fundraising of the $3.5 million project for the FY18/19 construction at the VA in Ann Arbor. This facility is for the families and caregivers of our veterans receiving care at the VA. A no charge lodging facility supported by our group, the VA and Veterans Service Organizations in Michigan like you. We plan to have literature specific to our mission which we would like to have you send to all chapters, posts, and organizations in a month (mid-Jan).
Please forward this to your commanders and state officers/staff members. We would like to see State level donations as well as post/chapter projects to be developed now and over the next two to three years. More information will follow in a few weeks.
Please join us to make this a highly successful campaign for our veterans and families in need. This project should be highly promoted within all communiti…