We hope to see everyone at the Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 26th. We are Number 90 and there are two ways to connect with us for the Parade.
1) At 7:45 AM we are meeting at the General Jones Armory at 52nd and Cottage Grove.
2) At 11 AM we are gathering on Wacker Drive between Clark and LaSalle. Again, we are No. 90. Look for us, our signs and the Humvees there. Read more [...]
The Muslim American Veterans Association (MAVA) will have a Jobs Fair & Awards Luncheon Ceremony at General Jones Armory, 52d and Cottage Grove,on
Saturday, May 26th from 2PM to 6 PM.
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CVO will be participating after the Memorial Day Parade.
Come and join us with MAVA for a fun afternoon!
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Mandatory VA Healthcare Funding: Currently, VA healthcare is funded through a process that requires Congressional debate every year. This means that the VA healthcare budget is a political football tossed back and forth year after year. Over the last five years, a movement has grown to make VA healthcare funding what is called an “entitlement.” In Congressional jargon, an entitlement is something that is automatically funded unless Congress takes action, the exact opposite of what happens now. Instead of being an annual political football, VA healthcare would be funded by a formula. Read more [...]
Amend the Per Diem Grant to allocate funding to each state annually to care for their homeless Veterans: Currently each year grant proposals from all over the nation are submitted for approval. Only a small number of states are awarded funds. This process fails to meet the needs of more than half the nation’s homeless Veterans.
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CVO, and its member organization National Women Veterans United (NWVU) are on a mission and need your help to raise a $1,000 for one scholarship to a graduating ward of the state. CVO is supporting this effort with a $100 contribution and I have decided to contribute personally as well. We hope that you will, too. Give what you can: $100, $50 or even $25. We need to raise $1,000 quickly.
Please make checks out to NWVU and mail them to:
NWVU, PO Box 20149, Chicago IL 60620.
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