History

Our commitment to service traces its roots back to 1944 when veteran volunteers first began helping veterans of World War II obtain the benefits promised them by the federal government. As the number of returning veterans swelled into the millions, it was evident that some sort of nationally organized assistance for them would be needed. The older established national groups wouldn’t do; the leaders of this new generation of veterans wanted their own organization. On July 23, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed Public Law 216, making AMVETS the first World War II organization to be chartered by Congress.

 

Since then, the original charter has been amended several times to admit as members those who served in different eras. Today, membership in AMVETS is open to anyone who is currently serving, or who has honorably served, in the U.S. Armed Forces from World War II to the present, to include the National Guard and Reserves. As the organization moves further into the 21st century, it does so with the conviction that its focus on preserving freedom, supporting America’s defenders and serving her communities remains a clear blueprint for continued service to God and country.

AMVETS

Massachusetts

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Tel. 508-388-6430 or 508-388-6429

The Massachusetts AMVETS Service Foundation is a 501(C)(3) Charitable Organization. This website is the official online fundraising resource of the North Carolina AMVETS Service Foundation and is maintained and operated by Veterans Support Services.

Tel. 508-388-6430 or 508-388-6429

Info@maamvets.org

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