VETERAN OUTREACH

You were not alone then, you are not alone now. There are 20 million vets who would give their lives for you. PLEASE, don't take yours.

After a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if the upset doesn't fade and you feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can seem like you'll never get over what happened or feel normal again.
 
This is why we have created the "buddy-buddy" program.  Veterans like you, that have shared a similar experience or trauma in one of our nations many conflicts, are available to talk with you openly and privately and help you deal with issues associated with your experience.
 
If you are struggling, if you are in pain, if you just need to talk, please call.

 
Veterans Affairs 
           Veterans Crisis Hotline  1 (800) 273- 8255   press "1"
          Veterans CHAT  www.veteranscrisisline.net 
          Veterans TEXT   838255

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Illinois Guardsman, VFW Member Helps Fellow Veterans “Bury These Burdens” Through Music

As a kid, David Allen Stone of Robinson, Illinois, a member of Crawford County VFW Post 4549 in Robinson, always wanted to be in the military and serve his country. Enlisting in a post-9/11 era, Stone knew he would be deployed overseas. However, he never envisioned the internal struggles he would endure during his military service.

Roesch, Kriebel to represent national organization during VFW, Auxiliary annual state conventions

Past Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch and Past National Auxiliary President Sandi Kriebel will represent the national organizations during the Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary state conventions June 9-12 in Springfield.

National News

Important info from National VFW

Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes With 1 Million American Flags

OAK BROOK, Ill. - Ace Hardware is collaborating with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) once again this year to honor the brave me...

Idaho Teacher Named 2022 VFW Teacher of the Year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to announce it has named the national top teacher in its annual Sma...