McLAUGHLIN PASSES FIRST LOCAL LAW, SCHOOL TAX RELIEF FOR VETS
YONKERS, NY -
The City of Yonkers became the first major city
in New York State this week to offer a school tax exemption for
veterans, since Governor Cuomo signed the law
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Albany Law's Veteran's Rights Pro Bono
offer Pro Bono legal service; where veterans can
receive advice and assistance in a variety of legal areas, including
drafting and executing Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care
Proxies; Personal Bankruptcy matters; VA benefits; Tax Law; Matrimonial
and Family Law; Landlord/Tenant and Property Law; Social Security
concerns; and lost or incorrect Military Documents. Our next clinic is
being held March 22nd, of this year.
YORK STATE VETERANS CEMETERY FUNDING ACT
New law just enacted allows tax payers to have any tax refund go to maintaining state Veterans' cemeteries.
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Resource for Posts
The VFW Post Insurance Program is pleased to announce the launch of a
new online training course for VFW Posts titled Post Liability & Loss
Control. This online training will help Posts understand the
liabilities of operating a VFW Post, and learn easy ways to help prevent
accidents and injuries to members and guests. The training takes about
30 minutes to complete and it’s free! To access the course, visit the
VFW Post Insurance Program website at
Budweiser is looking to do a “Hero’s Welcome”
documentary with airing during Super Bowl 2014.
The soldier Budweiser chooses to honor with a TICKERTAPE parade will be
the face of all the troops coming home this year. It’s important
that this soldier embodies the spirit of dedication, camaraderie;
strength and goodness the American people want so badly to celebrate.
They’re looking for a family man, someone who is revered by his hometown
and loved by his family and friends. There looking for someone who
is gracious in the face of adversity and adulation alike. In
short, he’s got to be okay with surprises. Click
here for more information.
of New York
As you know, this November the VFW
Foundation has again teamed up with Burger King®
across the nation to raise money for the VFW Unmet Needs program. This
annual Burger King® fundraiser is the key to ensuring the VFW can
continue its work to assist veterans and their families when they fall
on hard financial times. The idea is simple. During the month of
November, participating Burger King® locations invite patrons to donate
to the Unmet Needs program at their time of purchase. This simple
concept has garnered a huge response from patriotic Americans - allowing
Burger King® to donate more than $2 million to the program to date.
Burger King® Franchisees are a great friend to our organization. So
please, this November take a moment to visit your local participating
Burger King® location. Let them know that you are a proud VFW member and
personally thank them for their continued support. And please, strongly
encourage the Posts in your Department to do the same. I can’t stress
enough the impact that the generosity of Burger King® Franchisees has
had on the lives of the thousands of veterans, service members and
families that we’ve been proud to help. Please help us show our
appreciation of their support FOR VETERANS. Keep up the good work. Yours
in Comradeship, Bill Thien VFW Commander-in-Chief
Judge Advocate and Surgeon are Appointed
If was recently discovered that
section 217 of the National Manual of Procedure lists the Judge Advocate
and Surgeon as elected officers. Not so says the National Director
of Administrative Operations.
This year’s membership challenges
apply to every member of the VFW. Find
out what we need to do to get and keep members.
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...
From Dept HQ.... 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....
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