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Veterans' organization

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A veterans' organization, also known as an ex-service organization, is an organization composed of persons who served in a country's armed forces, especially those who served in the armed forces during a period of war. The organization's concerns include benefits for spouses and children, veterans' claims, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) issues, and other topics related to veterans and to their families.

In the United States, there are more than 7,000 U.S.-based nonprofit organizations assisting veterans and their families.[1]

In the United Kingdom and its former colonies, an ex-service organisation is a voluntary association dedicated to the welfare of ex-service personnel (i.e. veterans). In addition to welfare services, they often participate in community projects and their 'local' or club is often a well-known meeting place or restaurant in a locality.

In France, the charter of the main governmental veterans' organization (ONACVG) has been expanded to include victims of terrorist attacks, following the 2015 attacks.[citation needed]

Notable veterans' organization are The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL), and the Memorable Order of Tin Hats.

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  1. ^ Sloan, Justin (November 16, 2016). "Some Top-Rated Nonprofit Organizations for Veterans". Military.com. Retrieved 2024-02-15.

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