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I may not always believe in and trust our government, but I will ALWAYS believe and trust the American Soldier.  You have taken a sacred oath to protect the many FREEDOMS that so many of us take for granted.  Please understand that I am grateful for your sacrifice(s) and your service on my behalf.  It is an honor to call you "My Countrymen".



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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