(EMAILWIRE.COM, December 03, 2015 ) Chattanooga, TN -- Local radio personality Ron Adams has provided his personal endorsement to AMVETS. He has been an enthusiastic supporter of AMVETS for many years. Mr. Adams and his organization are appreciative of both the national and local Tennessee chapters' work. Ron Adams commented on his support; "Everyday there are well-meaning conversations about federal budget priorities. I am so very glad AMVETS is always there adding to that conversation, reminding us of the commitment this country made to each and every
AMVETS Mission Statement
"To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.
As one of America's leading veterans service organizations with over 250,000 members, AMVETS (or American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. Membership in AMVETS is open to anyone who is currently serving, or who has honorably served, in the U.S. Armed Forces from World War II to the present, to include the National Guard and Reserves."
1. Veteran Services
AMVETS sponsors a network of trained national service officers (NSOs) accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Funded by the AMVETS National Service Foundation, these dedicated men and women can be found in close to 50 states, providing sound advice and prompt action on compensation claims at no charge to the veteran. In one recent year alone, AMVETS national service officers processed more than 74,000 claims on behalf of the veterans they serve.
2. AMVETS in Action
National service officers, other AMVETS members, as well as those in the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, will devote as many as 1 million hours of free time a year to brighten the lives of hospitalized veterans. Theses dedicated volunteers graciously give their time and attention to veterans by doing simple things such as playing cards with the lonely or watching television with the disabled.
Each year AMVETS awards scholarships totaling $40,000 to deserving high school seniors, ROTC students and veterans pursuing higher education.
AMVETS members in more than 1,400 posts nationwide also promote and support "quality of life" community-service programs ranging from Special Olympics and ROTC to scouting and organ-donor projects.
3. Public Policy Advocacy
AMVETS has been at the forefront of public policy related to national defense, services for homeless veterans, adequate funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs, concurrent receipt of retirement pay and disability compensation by disabled military retirees, veterans employment and training, POW/MIA accountability and flag protection.
Apart from these initiatives, the organization has thrown its monetary support behind work on such national monuments as the USS. Arizona, the Statue of Liberty and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It also sponsors its own carillon program to honor America's deceased servicemen and women. Since 1949, when President Truman dedicated the first carillon at Arlington National Cemetery, this program has grown to encompass more than 60 sites in the United States and overseas.
Another tribute unique to AMVETS is the Silver Helmet Award, often referred to as the Veterans Oscar. A replica of the World War II GI helmet, this prestigious award is presented annually to recognize excellence and achievement in Americanism, defense, rehabilitation, congressional service and other fields.
4. Tennessee AMVETS Organizations
In Mr. Adams endorsement, he especially notes the four local Tennessee AMVETS Organizations; each with a specific focus:
Mission Statement: "To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy, and services."
TN Ladies Auxiliary
Mission Statement: TN Ladies Auxiliary are a dedicated and patriotic group of who hold true to an unwavering respect for our Nation, our Flag, and our Military past, present and future.
TN Sons of AMVETS
Mission Statement: "TN Sons of AMVETS are a dedicated and patriotic group of who hold true to an unwavering respect for our Nation, our Flag, and our Military past, present and future."
TN AMVETS Riders
Mission Statement: "We the AMVETS RIDERS are a dedicated and patriotic group of motorcycle riders who hold true to an unwavering respect for our Nation, our Flag, and our Military past, present and future.
We are committed to the freedom of this Nation, to provide community service and fellowship, and to preserve and support the aims and goals of the AMVETS National Organization."
About Ron Adams Chattanooga, TN
Mr Adams and his wife Christie host a retirement-focused radio program heard on 3 local radio stations. Their firm is Chatanooga's Retirement Solutions TN. It an accredited participant of the Better Business Bureau and member of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. The business is not only heard on radio but is also seen on television, participates in seminars, expos and other events. They work with a variety of clients from businesses and business owners to families and individuals.
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