HERRIN -- Herrin High School junior Maria Camarato is one of only two Illinois students and 100 nationwide selected by the American Veterans (AMVETS
) National Service Foundation to participate in the annual Spirit of America Youth Conference in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Nov 1-4.
National news pushed AMVETS
, based in Lanham, Md., into a premium-free mailing during mid-2014.
Riders have adopted Camp Hope as their first national fundraising program and are already well on their way to completely funding the construction of a wheelchair-accessible cabin.
In its 60 plus years of existence, AMVETS
, short for American Veterans, has been providing support to veterans, including such activities as volunteer work in hospitals, counseling and claims assistance, and engaging in proveteran legislative efforts on Capitol Hill.
The newest Fellows are Michael Anderson, CAE, president and CEO, Canadian Society of Association Executives, Toronto; Catherine Brown, CAE, executive director, Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, Los Angeles; Velma Hart, CAE, national finance director and chief financial officer, AMVETS
National Headquarters, Lanham, Maryland; Tyson W.
Banas noted that the Administration's outlay for VA was $3.1 billion less than what was called for in the Independent Budget, a funding blueprint authored by VFW, AMVETS
, Disabled American Veterans and Paralyzed Veterans of America.
The annual spring AmVets
Antique Show, sponsored by the Walnut AmVets
Post, began in June of 1988 and attracted thousands of visitors.
Trump's announcement at the AMVETS
national convention in Louisville elicited a loud round of applause from the crowd of more than 2,500 veterans.
He has won several sales and marketing awards from the Volusia Home Builders Association and is a member of Hospice of Volusia/Flagler and AmVets
Post 301 in Ellenton.
He was also a Life member of the AMVETS
of Marlboro Post 1980.
Prior to his career with the DAV, Riegel was employed by the AMVETS
for 15 years.
National service officers with Lanham, Md.-based AMVETS
have been reaching out to the 180,000 members of that national organization to let members know about the situation and what they should do.