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"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." I agree wholeheartedly that it is the dedication of a lifetime that defines true patriotism.  You all have given not only your time, dedication and effort, but—most importantly—your very being to the protection and advancement of this great country. You work tirelessly for the rights of the veterans who serve our country, while conducting the nation’s finest civic training to instill young future leaders with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to govern this country.



Meeting in Flint
Date: 6-5-2014 at 6PM
Location: Flint, Michigan

Department Convention Flint Gateway
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Veterans Burial Allowance
    Effective July 7, 2014: VA is changing its monetary burial benefits regulations to simplify the program and pay eligible survivors more quickly and efficiently. These regulations will authorize VA to pay, without a written application... http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-special-burial.asp.
    How do other nations provide for burial benefits for their military veterans? Read on...
    Canada: The Canadian Government has traditionally assumed responsibility for the burial of members of the Canadian Armed Forces who died during battle and, later, those who died as a result of war-related injuries. In the years following the end of the Second World War and the Korean War, benefits were expanded to Veterans who died... http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/financial/funeral-burial.
    Australia: Funeral benefit is a one-off payment under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) towards the funeral costs of an eligible veteran or, in certain specific circumstances, their... http://www.dva.gov.au/benefitsAndServices/death_and_funeral/Pages/financial%20assistance.aspx.
    New Zealand: Regulation 45 of the War Pensions Regulations 1956 provides the
Secretary for War Pensions with the discretion to pay a War Funeral
Grant where http://www.veteransaffairs.mil.nz/download-files/wfg/war-funeral-grant-application-form.pdf.
    United Kingdom: Funeral Expenses - We may be able to pay £2,200 towards funeral expenses if...
  by Robert F. Sawallesh - 7/11/2014
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