Message from AMVETS National Commander Jan Brown

Dear AMVETS Family, It is an honor and privilege to be able to observe a holiday of most reflection with you, Memorial Day. These days, you see a lot of “don’t just barbeque” or “Memorial Day isn’t just a day off!” While that’s true, I don’t want to beat you over the head with it. Enjoy your day. Enjoy the extra time spent with family and friends. Enjoy your backyard barbeque or however you decide to spend it. But I ask you this: Please don’t forget WHY you get it. This is why we—the many—gather here to honor our veterans—the few who were so willing to give of themselves to defend their brothers and sisters, and their country. But there is a difference about today. Memorial Day isn't just ab

AMVETS Posts reopen as Gov. DeWine lifts restrictions

AMVETS Posts are opening back up dependent on that post's status. Below are some post openings that have been announced by some of our posts. AMVETS Post 21 in Findlay will open on June 1. AMVETS Post 24 in Dayton opened their patio on May 15 for outside seating only. Social distancing practices will be in place. Please be considerate and abide by the rules. There will be hand sanitizer available at the door and service station. AMVETS Post 39 in Lakeview will open on May 22. They will have wipes and hand sanitizers throughout the club. AMVETS Post 44 opened their outside deck on May 15. On May 21, the Post will open regular hours inside with limited seating available. AMVETS Post 89 in Colu

AMVETS National Convention Canceled Due to COVID-19

With its members’ safety and well-being in mind, AMVETS canceled its annual meeting over public-health concerns, ongoing restrictions and uncertainties related to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of AMVETS’ national representatives were scheduled to meet in mid- August in Springfield, Ill. AMVETS has held this gathering annually, in different locations each year, since 1944. “A large number of our members are categorized by CDC guidelines as being in high-risk groups. Their health and safety must always be our first priority,” AMVETS National Commander Jan Brown said. Illinois has emergency orders in place to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, restricting public gatherings a

Online discounts for Military Appreciation Month

Online discounts for Military Appreciation Month. Big Lots Big Lots is offering active-duty military and veterans a 15% military discount off everything through May both in-store and online. Home Depot All veterans are eligible for Home Depot's 10% military discount on Memorial Day with a DoD-issued ID, a DD214 or a Veterans Driver’s License. (This discount is good for veterans on July 4th and Veterans Day as well.) Mission BBQ Veterans and active-duty military get a free sandwich the week of May 11. (Dates vary by service branch.) Sleep Number Sleep Number is offering a military discount of an extra $100 off all Sleep Number smart beds and adjustable bases May 7 through 31. Redeemable in st

The US Census is hiring, apply today!

The US Census Bureau is still hiring. The bureau needs to fill 12,000 positions in Franklin County alone and every other county has numerous positions available. These jobs pay quite well ($20 - $24/hr), can be either full or part-time, and will last until the Census is completed. With the recent economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, these jobs could provide some badly needed support for many veterans and community members.

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