Town Hall Meeting of Elected Reps on September 20

The Coalition of Veterans Organizations (CVO) will sponsor a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, September 20th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at the Montford Point Marine Association, 7011 S Vincennes in Chicago. We have invited many elected representatives to attend, including Senators Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin, Rep. Bobby Rush, Rep. Danny Davis, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Rep. Robin Kelly, Rep. Mike Quigley and Alderman Roderick Sawyer. Continue reading

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall in Berwyn, IL this weekend

The Moving Wall will be in Berwyn, IL this weekend (Aug 7-11, 2014). The Moving Wall is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for almost thirty years. There are a few scheduled activities as part of the event. Continue reading

Next CVO Meeting at the Manual Perez Post 1017 July 19

The next meeting of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations (CVO) will be from 10 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 19th at the Manual Perez Post 1017 American Legion, 2658 S Hamlin Ave, Chicago, IL 60623 (773-522-9315). We’ll discuss the carrying our message to the Legislators, what’s going on in the VA, the VA Crisis Hot Line, and more. Continue reading

Crazy, But Not Dishonorable

According to 38 USCS, section 5303(b): “if it is established to the satisfaction of the Secretary that, at the time of the commission of an offense leading to a person’s court-martial, discharge, or resignation, that person was insane, such person shall not be precluded from benefits under laws administered by the Secretary based upon the period of service from which such person was separated.” Continue reading

Helping Veterans Obtain VA Benefits Saves Local Healthcare Budget Dollars

Many veterans use non-VA healthcare facilities because VA regulations place bureaucratic hurdles in front of the veterans who are least able to overcome them and the people that these veterans go to for help either don’t know how or simply refuse to serve them because of their own prejudice. Continue reading