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Tessa Butcher 2023- 2024 National Veterans & Family Support Ambassador

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When starting this year, I mentioned that the word I tend to think of when it comes to this Program is unity. We are all united in our passion for this organization and at our core, we are all here for the same purpose, to support our veterans, service members, their families and our communities and you have not disappointed! The number of reports that have been shared with me over this past year of all the wonderful things Auxiliaries are doing across the nation for our heroes is amazing and every single one of you should be proud of the work you’ve done. The assistance and guidance offered within the Veterans & Family Support Program never ends and is at the heart of why we exist as an organization.


  • Veterans and Military Support Program

Military Assistance Program (MAP) Troop Support – VFW

Unmet Needs Financial Grants – VFW

Sports Clips Help a Hero Scholarship Student Veteran Support – VFW


  • National Veterans Service

VA Claims & Separation Benefits – VFW


  • Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Awareness

Mental Wellness – VFW


It’s up to each of us to honor our veterans’ service to this great nation, and the easiest way to do that is by giving our time. All of us Banding Together for Our Veterans will continue to fight for their rights and offer the support and encouragement that is needed not only to them – but to our service members and their families as well.

Thank you for all you have done this year and will continue to do long into the future.