Veterans Benefits – October 2022
This is our monthly veterans benefits program.
Ask your questions! Get Answers!
734-822-1600 Sunday – 5:00 to 6:00pm ET
(4:00 CT, 3:00 MT, 2:00 PT)
Dale Throneberry, CW2 Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam in 1969, hosts this month’s VA Benefits program hour with the following guests:
- John Griffith, State Commander, VFW of Michigan
- Brig Gen Carol Ann Fausone (ret) – Legal Help for Veterans
- Brian Hayes – Communications Director, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Have something to share? Call in during the program to ask your question or offer a comment. 734-822-1600
You can also hear this week’s program on KMET and KFOW on Monday and Saturday.
VA Benefits - October 2022
Commander John Griffith of Michigan
The VFW was originally created in 1899 for veterans who had performed combat duty and were struggling with health issues related to their military service. Here are the details as provided by the VFW website – VFW.org.
We trace our roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.
In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations that would eventually band together and become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. Today, membership stands at more than 1.5 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary.
Join the VFW – Family Friendly and Open to All
Commander Griffith invites any veteran, spouse of veteran, family member of veteran, first responder and patriot to join the Michigan VFW!
The HQ is located in Lansing, Michigan. You can find their website here: www.vfwmi.org. Or just call the office at 517-485-9456
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