American Veterans Post 44
Meetings & Activities for Veterans
American Veterans (AMVETS) is a non-partisan, volunteer-led organization formed by World War II veterans of the United States military. It advocates for its members as well as for causes that its members deem helpful to the nation at large. The group holds a Federal charter under Title 36 of the United States Code. It is a 501(c)19 organization.
Who We Are
The aims and purposes of this organization are as follows:
To serve our country in peace as in war; to build and maintain the welfare of the United States of America toward lasting prosperity and peace for all its inhabitants;
- To encourage, in keeping with policies of our government, the establishment of a concrete plan to secure permanent international peace and to assist in the maintenance of international peace;
- To inspire in our membership a sense of responsibility and to develop leadership for the preservation of our American democratic way of life;
- To train our youth to become purposeful citizens in a democracy with full knowledge of the responsibilities as well as the privileges of citizenship;
- To cooperate with all duly recognized existing veterans’ organizations in the furtherance of the aims of the veterans who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during and since World War II;
- To ensure the orderly return of the veteran to civilian life by protecting the rights of individuals while the service member is still in uniform;
- To act as a liaison agent between the veteran and the government;
- To provide an organization to encourage fellowship among all American veterans who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during and since World War II; and
- To keep the public forever reminded that the American veterans who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during and since World War II fought and served to preserve peace, liberty and democracy for their nation.