More Veterans Day News from your AUSA Chapter
1. Veterans’ Day Luncheon: All AUSA members are invited to a Chapter Veterans Day luncheon on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at 12:30 in the Lone Star Steakhouse on Route 13 in New Castle. The room will be open at Noon, and a short program with lunch will begin at 12:30. Cost is $15.00. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Gary Dawson at (302) 230-6074, or contact Laura Sievert at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 545-6736.
2. Veterans’ Day Ceremony: The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs and the Military Order of the Purple Heart will host the Veterans Day Ceremonies on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day (observed on November 11), this day is intended to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is our citizens’ opportunity to thank living Veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served have sacrificed and done their duty. The program, scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m., will be held at the Memorial Plaza, Delaware Memorial Bridge, New Castle, Delaware.
The National Veterans Day Committee in Washington, DC has designated Veterans Day in New Castle, DE, as a 2014 Regional Site. This is our twenty-third year of participation along with 67 similarly recognized sites throughout the United States and it’s territories.
3. Veterans’ Day Discounts: Military.com has posted a comprehensive list of Veterans Day discounts and free resources on their website under their Veterans Day Center. This is an excellent resource for military members to explore and includes the history of Veterans Day, tributes to Medal of Honor recipients, ways to honor veterans and much more.
News Flash: National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) and the Association of the U.S. Army Join Forces Against Budget Cuts!
Two of the nation’s leading military associations have joined together to urge Congress to get rid of automatic, across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, and retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, president of the Association of the United States Army, wrote a letter to Senate Armed Services Committee leadership last week. The letter urges committee chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., to “end sequestration now.”
“The continued effects of sequestration on the Department of Defense will cause the Army, Active, Guard and Reserve, to fall into unreadiness,” they warn.
“The nation will be left with its smallest ground forces since 1940 – unable to carry out our defense strategy,” they said. “Troop levels so low put at risk our role as a guarantor of world security and embolden our enemies.”
Sequestration, which was enacted as part of the 2011 Budget Control Act, cuts funding for Defense Department initiatives without regard to the importance of the individual program. The Pentagon was able to avoid the full impact of the cuts thanks to a legislative deal last year, but without additional action by Congress the cuts will come back in fiscal 2016.
“It’s no secret that we have some different priorities than AUSA, but there is no daylight between us on this issue,” said Hargett. “These cuts hurt our ability to defend the nation and respond in the homeland, and it’s time to get rid of them for good.”
Veterans Day discounts and free resources
Military.com has posted a comprehensive list of Veterans Day discounts and free resources on their website under their Veterans Day Center. This is an excellent resource for military members to explore and includes the history of Veterans Day, tributes to Medal of Honor recipients, ways to honor veterans and much more.
Delaware Army National Guard’s 287th Army Band Holiday Concert
Delaware World War II Memorial Dedication
Please plan to attend a special dedication ceremony of Delaware’s World War II memorial on November 9th, twelve o’clock noon at Legislative Hall, Dover DE.
If you are a WWII veteran and would like to attend, please RSVP at (302) 739-2792 for special seating.
If you know someone who is a WWII veteran, please pass this information on to them.
Delaware Veterans Stand Down
Delaware 2013 Veterans Stand Down will be held Friday, 4 October 2013 from 9:00am-3:00pm at the Walter L Fox Post # 2, American Legion Post, 835 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.
Veterans’ Stand Down is an event to showcase community & VA services for ALL veterans. This includes housing, medical, dental, flu shots, behavioral health, VA eligibility & benefits, haircuts, legal service, hot lunch & warm clothing. Transportation provided at key pick up locations.
For more information contact Liz Byers-Jiron: (302) 349-4898 or email@example.com.
Free Tax Preparation Resources for Veterans
Free Tax Return Preparation for You by Volunteers
Jan 24, 2013 09:01 pm | admin
Well it is tax season again, and there are some free resources out there for our veterans. Below are some of the programs available to help you with tax preparation including free tax assistance for those who qualify. The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for theElderly (TCE) Programs offer the following: http://delawareveteranscoalition.com/2013/01/24/free-tax-return-preparation-for-you-by-volunteers/