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VA Entitlements

December 2021

November was a very busy month starting with Fall Conference, Veterans Day Activities, and Post 63’s Challenge 22 event.

I would like to start by saying “thank you”, to Wanda Brandt the Auxiliary President, and to Dee Bell the Auxiliary VA&R Chair for allowing me to give a VA&R Benefits Class to the Auxiliary. Dee Bell also assisted me with the Legion VA&R Benefits Class at Fall Conference. This shows that we can work as a family in spreading the word about Veterans Benefits to the whole Legion Family.

I would also like to thank Debbie Wheeler, The American Legion Department of Florida Women’s Chair for assisting in both classes. Most women veterans don’t even think they are eligible. I also want to thank Tony Williams, from Veterans Counseling Veterans, and Sharon Lowe, from K9 Line, for speaking on what services they provide to our veterans and their families.

I would also like to say “Good Job” to Kurt Gies and American Legion Post 63 on the outstanding job they did in their Challenge 22 event. If you don’t know we have an epidemic of 22 veterans a day and 16 kids a day committing suicide.

Challenge 22 Events are to spread awareness of this epidemic and to educate people on the signs, symptoms, and where to get help.

Larry Roberts
VA Entitlements