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Naples Boy Donates $1,000 to Help Homeless Veterans

Naples Boy Donates $1,000 to Help Homeless Veterans

Eight-year-old Jacob Vivirito presented the Canandaigua VA Medical Center with a check for $1,006. The money will go toward the VA’s programs for homeless veterans.

An eight year old Naples boy named Jacob Vivirito recently donated a check for $1,006.00 to the Canandaigua VA Medical Center that will go toward helping homeless veterans.

The youngster began raising the money by playing his guitar outside of his home on Eelpot Road in Naples and collecting money from passersby. Once people discovered what he was raising money for many decided to help out and donated money toward his cause. Read more about Naples Boy Donates $1,000 to Help Homeless Veterans

We’re Back, and Looking for Your Stories in the New Year

We’re Back, and Looking for Your Stories in the New Year

With Congress still on recess, the work hasn’t stopped for the VFW’s office on Capitol Hill. This week, we returned from the New Years break and hit the ground running to promote the VFW’s legislative priority goals in anticipation of the second session of the 112th Congress. With almost 470 representatives and senators up forContinue Reading We’re Back, and Looking for Your Stories in the New Year

VFW Action Sparks Pentagon to Delay Education Policy Changes

VFW Action Sparks Pentagon to Delay Education Policy Changes

Late last week the Pentagon announced it will delay implementing new education policies that would have drastically affected service members using tuition assistance, or TA. On Jan. 1, 2012, the Department of Defense was scheduled to implement a new Memorandum of Understanding for schools to accept TA on behalf of enrolled service members. Unfortunately, leadingContinue Reading VFW Action Sparks Pentagon to Delay Education Policy Changes

VFW Joins CBS and Google to Film Holiday Shout-outs to the Troops

VFW Joins CBS and Google to Film Holiday Shout-outs to the Troops

This week, VFW’s Washington office joined CBS and Google to help film shout-outs to the troops from members of Congress in time for Christmas and the holiday season as part of a larger partnership between CBS, Google and VFW (watch Gary Sinise’s tribute by clicking here). The film crew set up their equipment in OmarContinue Reading VFW Joins CBS and Google to Film Holiday Shout-outs to the Troops