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  South Wake County VFW Post 10225  
Welcome to our Post!   
"A Veteran is someone who, at one point in his or her life
wrote a blank check made payable to the 'United States of America',
for an amount "up to and including my life."

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Post Canteen temporary shutdown - June 15, 2023
Our Post will be shuting down starting June 15 during the remodel of the building. It will reopen as soon as possible after the work is complete. And once it is, we will have a Grand Reopening Party! Watch for details.

The PACT Act and your VA benefits
The PACT Act is a new law passed in Sept 2022, that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances. The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that we assume (or “presume”) are caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve. Topics include:
the Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Lawsuit,
the PACT Act Vietnam-Cold war era veterans,
the PACT-Act-and-Gulf-War-Post-9-11-Era-Veterans-Fact-Sheet.
the VA_PactAct_SurvivorBenefits.
Read more.

VA launchs new life insurance program - effective Jan 1, 2023
On Jan. 1, 2023, the Department of Veterans Affairs will open enrollment for Veterans Affairs Life Insurance - the first new VA life insurance program for Veterans in more than 50 years - extending VALife access to millions of Veterans. Read about it here.

Auxiliary members can join meetings online
Auxiliary members can attend via phone or Zoom if they wish. Contact Secretary Helen Carter to arrange it.

Visits to the Garner area nursing homes - ongoing
We have resumed the visits to the area nursing homes. The next one will be on Saturday, Sept 10 AM, at the Lawndale Manor in Garner.

Veteran Finder application available - Ongoing
A new ‘Veteran Finder’ app launched on Veterans Day by the VA. "Together We Served" is proud to offer all Veterans the opportunity to find and connect with the people they served with using the new, easy-to-use ‘Veteran Finder’ Mobile App. See downloads for FREE on all android and Apple phones here.

VA expands virtual services for other benefits - ongoing
Veterans continue to receive other benefits and services after the VA's Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) temporarily closed its 56 regional offices to the public in response to COVID- 19. Veterans with specific questions can call 1-800-827-1000 or go for additional details. Veterans can continue to get information about benefits, file a claim online or can call for claim-specific questions.

Military Benefits - Ongoing
There are many military benefits that you may not know about. Check out a list of some of them. Veterans also get free entrance to national parks, refuges and other public lands. Veterans, Gold Star Families, current Military and their dependents have free access to approximately 2,000 public locations spread out across more than 400 million acres of public lands, which host activities to fit any lifestyle, from serene to high octane, including hiking, fishing, paddling, biking, hunting, stargazing, camping and much more. See the site.

Thanks to our many volunteers - Ongoing
Each month, many of our members work at the Post and in the community to support our veterans. To thank them all in each edition of the Post Newsletter, takes a lot of room - due to the number of people to thank. So we are now listing them here, with a big Thank You, so we don't miss anyone. Check out who we thanked this month.

Supporting our Military
View this inspiring presentation from the third graders of Tussing Elementary, Colonial Heights, Virginia. At the end of the song you can order the sheet music.

Did you know you can send packages overseas by contacting NCPacks4Patriots, a nonprofit organization formed with the mission to support troops and their family members by providing care and comfort items and expressions of appreciation for their service and sacrifices.

Our Post has several family members serving in the Military. Also, the Post has adopted three Military units based from Garner, Cary and Knightdale US Army Reserve Centers.

Click here or on the yellow ribbon at the top of every page, to see how you can support our service personnel and their families.

A great video about why veterans need us!

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Monthly events: All dates subject to change based on Coronavirus situation

  Post & Auxiliary Mtgs - 2nd Wed
Legion Riders Mtgs - 4th Fri
Sons of Legion Mtgs - 3rd Tuesday
Next Hospital Visit - On hold
Next Nursing Home Visit - April 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM
Next District Mtg - May 6, 2023
Next State Mtg - Jun 8-11, 2023

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Post Chartered: August 7, 1977

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Phone (919) 772-1062