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    Organizations that promote pride in country, loyalty to its institutions, respect for the flag and the Constitution, appreciation of our freedoms, commitment to law and order, and the willingness to defend these principles. These programs may distribute small American flags to youngsters at parades, fairs, picnics, school events or other community happenings that generate large crowds; provide information about the history and meaning of the flag and the Pledge of Allegiance; distribute copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and other important historical documents; provide educational programs that address the importance of exercising the right to vote; and engage in other activities that stimulate an interest in America's history and traditions, institutions of civic responsibility, and patriotism.

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    American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.A Veterans Service Organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in military service.American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.American Gold Star Mothers
    American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryThe American Legion Auxiliary is the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world. The organization supports volunteer programs that center on the three major areas: veterans, young people and the community. Through volunteering in the many programs, you develop leadership in your community, have the opportunity to educate the youth and advance the programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. “Working” side-by-side with women of all ages and different life experiences you make memories and build life-long friendships. The benefits offered by the American Legion Auxiliary directly and indirectly touch and affect the lives of all Americans.American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryAmerican Legion
    American Legion Auxiliary, Department of PennsylvaniaThe American Legion Auxiliary is the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world. The organization supports volunteer programs that center on the three major areas: veterans, young people and the community. Through volunteering in the many programs, you develop leadership in your community, have the opportunity to educate the youth and advance the programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. “Working” side-by-side with women of all ages and different life experiences you make memories and build life-long friendships. The benefits offered by the American Legion Auxiliary directly and indirectly touch and affect the lives of all Americans.American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryAmerican Legion
    American Legion, Legion RidersAmerican Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in the Legion Legacy Run, to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.American Legion, Legion RidersAmerican Legion
    American Legion, Pennsylvania Legion RidersAmerican Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in the Legion Legacy Run, to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.American Legion, Legion RidersAmerican Legion
    AMVETSAMVETS implements programs for and advocates on behalf of veterans and their families. AMVETS National Service Officers (NSOs) are stationed at VA regional offices and medical centers and provide information, counseling and claims assistance to all veterans and their dependents in matters concerning education, disability compensation, employment, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pension and other benefits. Annually awards scholarships to veterans and their dependents. Automobile donations are accepted through the national office.AMVETSAMVETS
    AMVETS Department of PennsylvaniaAMVETS implements programs for and advocates on behalf of veterans and their families. A network of AMVETS National Service Officers (NSOs) are stationed at VA regional offices and medical centers and provide information, counseling and claims assistance to all veterans and their dependants in matters concerning education, disability compensation, employment, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pension and other benefits. Annually awards scholarships to veterans and their dependents. Also conducts programs to teach children about American heritage, civics and citizenship. Pennsylvania AMVETS CODE Career Center provides asset assessment, resume writing assistance, interview skills training, and exploration into education, training, licensing, and certification opportunities.LebanonAMVETS Department of PennsylvaniaAMVETS
    Department of Pennsylvania Marine Corps LeagueMembers of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines. Programs of the Marine Corps League: Marines Helping Marines - Wounded Marines Program, U. S. Marines Youth Physical Fitness Program, Young Marines of the Marine Corps League, Scholarship Program, Marine Military Expositions Program, Legislative Program, Veterans Service Officer Program, Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Program (VAVS), Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Military Order of Devil Dogs, Toys-for-Tots, Annual Conventions.Marine Corps LeagueMarine Corps League
    Korean War Veterans AssociationKorean War Veterans Association was chartered by Congress in 2008 and is a nonprofit organization and a veteran’s service organization that maintains a continuing interest in the welfare of veterans of the Korean War, and rehabilitation of the disabled veterans of the Korean War to include all that served during active hostilities and subsequently in defense of the Republic of Korea, and their families. The Association provides information on Korean War POWs and MIAs, ReVisit Korea tours, Agent Orange exposure, and Korean War Memorials. The Korean War Veterans Association advocates for a free Korea and also publishes a bi-monthly magazine.Korean War Veterans AssociationKorean War Veterans Association
    Korea Veterans of AmericaKorea Veterans of America is a Chapter of the Korea War Veterans Association. "The Korea Veterans of America have decided to join their brother veterans in the Korea War Veterans Association. We did this to show unity between all Korea veterans and to help work on a federal charter for all Korea Veterans in the country. The Korea Veterans of America will be the biggest KWVA Chapter of Korea War and Korea Service Veterans in the country. We will be Chapter #299. We want other KWVA Chapters throughout the country to emulate the Korea Veterans of America by integrating younger Korea Veterans into their chapters."Korean War Veterans AssociationKorean War Veterans Association
    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsEstablished 1914, the members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. Money-saving products and services in the insurance and benefits industry include:
    • Travel Benefits
    • Insurance Plans
    • Cancer Grants
    • Health Screening Services
    • Home Shopping
    • Credit Card
    • Prescription Savings
    • Scholarships
    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Continuing Education ScholarshipLadies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Continuing Education Scholarship assists members who wish to further their education by pursuing a college degree or a career direction at technical school. ONLY the spouse, daughter, and son of a member are also eligible to apply. One scholarship will be presented each year to a selected candidate in each of the four Ladies Auxiliary VFW Conferences. Applicant must be 18 years of age or older. Qualifying member must have been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW for one year prior to application. Previous national winners are not eligible.Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Junior Girls ScholarshipAre you an outstanding Junior Girl? Have you served your Post, Ladies Auxiliary and community with excellence? Are your grades and school activities exemplary? Then you are a perfect candidate for the Junior Girls Scholarship. Make all your hard work count by applying for the Junior Girls Scholarship! Awarded to one outstanding Junior Girl, the $7,500 scholarship goes towards college education and will be held in escrow until she enrolls in college. Each Department Junior Girl winner will receive a $100 cash award. (The first‐place national winner will not receive this award in addition to her scholarship.)Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Young American Creative Patriotic Art AwardsOfficially known as the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, this annual scholarship contest gives talented art students in grades 9-12 an opportunity to compete for up to $10,000 for college. Sponsored solely by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, this high school art competition requires the fusion of artistic talent with a passionate patriotic vision.Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Marine Corps LeagueMembers of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines. Programs of the Marine Corps League: Marines Helping Marines - Wounded Marines Program, U. S. Marines Youth Physical Fitness Program, Young Marines of the Marine Corps League, Scholarship Program, Marine Military Expositions Program, Legislative Program, Veterans Service Officer Program, Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Program (VAVS), Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Military Order of Devil Dogs, Toys-for-Tots, Annual Conventions.Marine Corps LeagueMarine Corps League
    Pennsylvania American LegionThe American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. The Legion has a broad range of programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans wartime service organization. The services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice. The Legion has touched virtually every facet of American life; our objective is to serve our community, state and nation. The American Legion also conducts many programs designed to benefit the youth in our communities. Some of these programs include: American Legion Baseball, Keystone Boys State, High School Oratorical Contest, Essay Contest, Junior Shooting Sports Program, Scouting and State Police Youth Week. We are a powerful voice for veterans in Washington, DC; The American Legion drafted the original GI Bill and was instrumental in establishing the federal agency that today is the Department of Veterans Affairs. National Headquarters for The American Legion is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with an additional office in Washington, DC. The Department of Pennsylvania’s Headquarters is located in Wormleysburg, PA. The American Legion Family includes The American Legion Auxiliary, The Sons of The American Legion and The American Legion Riders. Together we work hand in hand united in patriotism and working for veterans advocacy.CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - Doctor Almo Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship FundThe Doctor Almo Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship Fund is available to any senior residing in Pennsylvania who meets the following criteria: A child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania legionnaire in good standing or a child or grandchild of a deceased Pennsylvania Legionnaire. To be eligible a student must be a member of a high school band who is going on to higher education majoring in music. the Student needs to include his/her current high school transcript. the higher education school must be in Pennsylvania, letter of college acceptance must be included. Selection will be made by the members of the committee. One winner will be selected to receive a $500.00 scholarship. Anyone wishing to apply is required to submit an application on or before May 1st in order to receive consideration for the following September to The American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania, 800 N Front Street, Wormleysburg, PA 17043. For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters at 717-730-9100CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship Four Year PlanThe Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship is awarded twice a year of $500 each semester after the student sends a copy of their grades to Department Headquarters and has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. A check will be mailed directly to the student for that semester. This scholarship is for seniors who wish to receive a degree in a four year college. For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters at 717-730-9100CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - Robert W. Valimont Scholarship Two Year PlanThe Robert W. Valimont is awarded once a year of $600 and is mailed directly to the student after a copy of their grades for that semester is sent in to department and has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. This is a two year community college scholarship. For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters at 717-730-9100CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - The Robert J. Trace Scholarship FundThe Robert J. Trace Scholarship fund was set up by Robert J. Trace and his family. Bob served as a Department Officer for an incredible fifty years, one as Judge Advocate and 49 as Finance Officer from the Central Judicial Section. Bob was also an Honorary Past Department Commander. Legionnaires of his caliber are hard to find, his dedication and contribution to the Pennsylvania American Legionnaire is legendary. Education was very important to bob and his family. The Robert J. Trace Scholarship fund was established to assist young patriotic students achieve their academic dreams. Essays and application must be sent to the Pennsylvania American Legion. One winner will be selected and will receive a $500 scholarship. For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters at 717-730-9100CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
    Sons of the American LegionThe American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. The Legion has a broad range of programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans wartime service organization. The services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice. Visit their website to locate a post near you.American Legion, Sons of the American LegionAmerican Legion
    Sons of the American Legion, Pennsylvania DetachmentThe Sons of The American Legion was formed in 1932 as a program within The American Legion. We are the proud sons and grandsons of those who served in the United States military during a time of war/conflict and became eligible for membership in the American Legion. Members of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Legion Riders and the Sons of the American Legion make up the American Legion Family. As part of a “family,” we place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship. The total combined membership of the Legion family is nearly 4.2 million members. The Detachment of Pennsylvania is the largest detachment in the nation with over 38,000 members. The mission of the Sons is to support veterans and their families, and the policies of our parent organization – The American Legion. Virtually everything that involves the Sons could be grouped into three areas: 1. Support for veterans and their families 2. Promoting patriotism and Americanism 3. Promoting programs which benefit the youth of our country. American Legion, Sons of the American LegionAmerican Legion
    Veterans of Foreign WarsThe VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans. Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010. Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there. As a not-for-profit organization, the VFW Foundation receives no government funding. We rely solely on individual donations and corporation sponsorships. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution makes a direct impact on how much help and financial support we’re able to provide our deployed troops and retired military and their families in their time of need. With your help, we can continue to support programs that:
    • Reward America’s military heroes and their families by sponsoring admission to popular entertainment events and attractions.
    • Provide prepaid phone time and sponsored “Free Call Days” allowing deployed troops and hospitalized veterans to connect with loved ones.
    • Support troops and their families in need of financial assistance for housing, medical or basic assistance needs with a one-time grant.
    • Sponsor “welcome home” and “send off” events to boost the morale of returning or deployed military units.
    • Offer military veterans, regardless of when or where they served, with VFW counsel and assistance to successfully navigate VA entitlement and disability claims.
    Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Veterans of Foreign Wars - The Patriot's Pen Essay ContestEach year more than 100,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes to win one of 46 national awards totaling $46,000. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March. The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Veterans of Foreign Wars - The Voice of Democracy ScholarshipSince 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, almost 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2.1 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the Post, district, state and national level.Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation

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