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 South Wake County VFW Post 10225  
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"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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VA Hospital looking for youth volunteers - Apply by June 30
As the Durham VA Medical Center prepares to bring on youth volunteers ages 15-17 this summer, young people ask if are any scholarships available to youth that volunteer their time in their community or assisting Veterans. We would love to be able to provide our youth volunteers with a list of community scholarships available for this. To find the answers to this and other questions, email them to Kendra Monden, Chief of Volunteers by June 30th.

VA Hospital visits resume - 2nd Tuesday 2:00 PM
The Post and Auxiliary will resume our visit to the Durham VA in May. They will be on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, and November) at 2:00 PM in the months of Jan and March, the Bingos had to be canceled due to sickness at the VA, but they will resume in May. The Bingos will be held in the CLC area small meeting room. On the remaining months, we will continue to visit the Garner nursing homes as we have been doing. Members are encouraged to join us, but you must complete a Volunteer Application form and be approved by the VA first. Contact Helen Carter for details. The visits to the area nursing homes is on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday at 10 AM depending on the month.

Karaoke Nights - 1st and 3rd Mondays, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
The Post has started a Karaoke night on the the first and third Monday of each month starting at 5:00 PM. So come on down and sing along with us.

Triangle Blue Star Moms group meeting at Post - 4th Tuesday, 7:00 PM
The Blue Star Moms has formed in the area, and now meets at our Post on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. If you have a child or grandchild in the Military, come and see if you want to join.

The PACT Act and your VA benefits
The PACT Act is a 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 opened 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.

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.

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 some Military units based from local 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 the situation

  Post & Auxiliary Mtgs - 2nd Wed
Legion Riders Mtgs - May 31 - Fri
Blue Star Moms Mtgs - 4th Tues
Sons of Legion Mtgs - Tuesday
Next VA Hosp Visit - July 9 @ 11 AM
Next Nursing Home Visit - Aug 10 @ 10 AM
Next District 7 Mtg - TBD @ 11 AM
Next State Mtg - Jun. 6-9, 2024

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South Wake County Post 10225 - 1706 West Garner Road, Garner, NC 27529
Phone (919) 772-1062