The American G.I. Forum is a Congressionally chartered veterans and civil rights organization established in 1949

  • By VA Public Affairs

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Dec. 29, 2011) -- Veterans of the Persian Gulf War with undiagnosed illnesses have an additional five years to qualify for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    On Saturday December 10, 90,000 wreaths were laid on headstones at the cemetery by about 15,000 volunteers. The official slogan of the organizers was “Remember, Honor and Teach,” and the wreath-bearing convoy stopped for special events in towns on the way. But for most visitors to the cemetery, it was a day of personal mourning and private reflection

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    December 15, 2011 - U.S. forces formally ended almost nine years of war in Iraq on Thursday with a modest flag-lowering ceremony in Baghdad, while to the north flickering violence highlighted ethnic and sectarian strains threatening the country in years ahead.


    November 21, 2011 - President Obama signed legislation Today that gives businesses tax breaks for hiring veterans and waives a withholding fee for government contractors.

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    ‎"National Commander Albert Gonzales and National Chairwoman Alicia Rodriguez at reception that followed the Arlington Cemetary activites hosted by the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)."