The AMVETS National Service Foundation was founded in 1948 with the goal of assisting our returning veterans from World War II by aiding their readjustment into civilian life. This goal has continued to this date. As one of America's foremost veteran service organizations, AMVETS (or American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and it's citizens. The helping hand that AMVETS extends to veterans and their families takes many forms. Over the years AMVETS has been in the forefront of public-policy related to national defense, services for homeless veterans, adequate funding for the Department of Veteran Affairs, concurrent receipt of retirement pay, and disability compensation by disabled military retirees, veteran employment and training, POW/MIA accountability and flag protection.