While I have been a member of the SAR since 2005, I have been introduced to several programs in the last several months. One program that is near and dear to me as an active duty veteran is the Veterans Recognition Committee. The following is a small brief of the program:
THE VETERANS RECOGNITION COMMITTEE (VRC) provides recognition to living NSSAR Veterans pursuant to the guidance in its charter. Chief in this regard is the awarding of SAR Certificates of Patriotism signed by the President General. The VRC is required to ensure its not only has a legacy dimension, but is also visionary and administratively sound, so that the incumbent President General can expand the Veterans Corps to include service to country during periods of peace, war and/or armed conflict. The VRC Charter is published on the VRC Website at www.VetCorps.Info.
If you are a veteran and would like to learn more about the program, please visit http://www.vetcorps.info or login to the NSSAR website (http://www.sar.org) and search for "veterans recognition". The report from the Fall Leadership meeting is available at http://www.vetcorps.info/assets/VRCBrief-2016.pdf. Alternatively reach out to your chapter's Veterans Affairs Chairman. The survey form to be considered for the program can be downloaded here.
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