Obama signs bill on lying about military
tax' for veterans -- 'an injustice'....
A bill to prevent
veterans from losing out on property tax exemptions simply because they
relocate within New York City is now poised for passage in the City
Council, according to GOP South Shore Councilman Vincent Ignizio.
The legislation, sponsored Ignizio and Brooklyn Democratic Councilman
Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., will close a loophole that locked some veterans
out of their exemptions for up to 16 months. "The current situation is
that our veterans have to, in essence, pay a 'moving tax' in the form of
property tax bills.
House Passes New Stolen Valor Act
The House on Monday overwhelmingly voted for the latest version of the
Stolen Valor Act, a law that will make it a crime to don the medals and
ribbons that soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen are awarded for
combat actions. The legislation passed 309 to three. “This law is long
overdue,” Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif., said in a statement released
immediately after the vote. Cook is a retired Marine Corps colonel who
served in Vietnam, where he received two Purple Hearts and the Bronze
Star Medal for valor.
Vietnam Veterans Day on March 29
will be the case if Rep. Michael Grimm (R-SI/Brooklyn) has his way.
Grimm has introduced H.Res.235, to designate March 29th as Vietnam
Veterans Day. “As a Marine combat veteran of the first Gulf War, I
have a strong connection with our nation’s veterans, both those of our
most recent conflicts and those whose history we must never forget,”
said Rep. Grimm. “In the effort to commemorate those who served
honorably to protect our great nation, I was proud to re-introduce this
resolution. All those who served during the Vietnam War and their
families have earned the appreciation and respect of our nation and its
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THOSE GUNS AREN'T YOURS
We were recently notified that some VFW
Posts are selling and/or giving away Army surplus equipment loaned to
them instead of returning this loaned equipment back to TACOM as set
forth in the Army regulations and guidance provided by the VFW for the
program. Important to note is that it is a federal violation and could
be subject to legal prosecution if Army weapons and/or static display
equipment assets currently logged into possession of VFW Posts are lost,
transferred, given away, sold or used in any unauthorized manner.
Heres the Memo....
Heres the RULES...
Is Your Post Guilty...???
See the list!
Held Hostage by Thieves Within
Another headline to embarrass and defame the VFW tells the
glaring tale of theft, corruption and the pillaging of yet another
post. Another VFW member/officer goes to jail for steeling thousands
from their post. It doesn’t seem to end, on a regular basis some of our
most trusted members are found guilty of steeling and plundering the
VFW. Read More....
TAX CREDITS TO HELP VETERANS GET JOBS & A STATE CEMETERY PLANNED
Legislators are confident this tax credit will promote veteran hireing
and promotions contributing to the reduction of the high numbers of
unemployed veterans. Rewarding our veterans in this way is but a small
recompense for their service and sacrifices. This step is a
significant move to accepting the warrior for the service and sacrifice
and giving them the chance they deserve to recover from their war
Former Army Officer Makes His Mark as NCO...Topliffe
knows more about the officer life than most noncommissioned officers.
The Albany, N. Y. resident was once an officer, but then he resigned his
commission and stayed in the Army as an NCO.
40 Years Later - Vietnem Withdrawal Remembered.
years ago, soldiers returning from Vietnam were advised to change into
civilian clothes on their flights home so that they wouldn't be accosted
by angry protesters at the airport. For a Vietnamese businessman who
helped the U.S. government, a rising sense of panic set in as the last
combat troops left the country.
Our small group of retired Veterans
makes metalized film window
stickers and magnetic vehicle plaques honoring Veterans of all eras.
They are called VetSignias and are designed to give Veterans