What are some organizations for Veterans in Pennsylvania?


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Some organizations for veterans in Pennsylvania include the Pennsylvania State Veterans Commission and the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation. The Pennsylvania State Veterans Commission is made up of representatives from the major nationwide veterans organizations and meet to discuss pending legislation concerning veterans' affairs. Organizations represented in the commission, under the leadership of the Adjutant General, include The American Legion, AMVETS, Blinded Veterans Association, Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America and Italian-American War Veterans of the United States.

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The Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation serves veterans and their families in the state. Established in 2011, the organization has been involved in charitable grants and the provision of shelter and living needs, including federal, state and local veterans benefits. It was also set up to honor veterans more generally and to solicit donations from various sources.

Some Pennsylvania organizations aimed more specifically at veterans of given conflicts or outfits include the 278th Field Artillery Battalion in New Castle, the 429th Medical Company Alumni Association in Newtown, the 820th CES Red Horse Reunion/Vietnam in Easton and the 9th Special Navy Seabee Battalion of WWII in Philadelphia. A directory listing the contact details and upcoming events of these and other organizations can be viewed at the VetFriends website.

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