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When One American Is Not Worth The Effort To Be Found, Then We As Americans Have Lost.

      

     Rolling Thunder® Inc., Florida Chapter 8, has been representing the greater Daytona Beach area of Volusia County, Florida. Providing support to veterans, active military and their families since chartered in January of 2009. We are Advocate for veterans and raise public awareness through education of the over 82,000 American service men and women who are still unaccounted for. "Prisoners Of War/Missing In Action" (POW-MIA), from past wars. In addition we help all American veteranss. We are active in the  community providing support to other local veteran focused and charatable organizations for the betterment of the community.

     We are an Official Certifying Organization for the "Presidents Volunteer Service Awards Program."One of the highest awards one can receive for volunteer service. It is awarded through the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. The Council, was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers  make in our communities and to encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor committed service-minded Americans.

     We support the Veteran's Assistance Collation, organized to help homeless veterans and their families. Working with the VA and the Salvation Army to get them off the streets into a place they can call home. The "VAC" also helps with furnishings and other life sustaining necessities. 

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ROLLING THUNDER® INC. (RT Inc.) Was incorporated in 1995, as a class 501(c) (4) non-profit organization. It consist of about 90 chartered chapters with approximately 8,000 members throughout the United States and abroad. (See side-bar #21, RT State Chapters to locate a chapter near you.)

Rolling Thunder®, Inc. provides financial support to private search & recovery missions and the Vietnam Veterans of America “Veterans Initiative” search & recovery efforts. For those missing or killed in action in Southeast Asia.

Legislation: Rolling Thunder®, Inc. has supported and/or co-authored legislation to improve the POW- MIA issue, veterans benefits, concerns and interests as follows:

·  House Resolution 219: Establish a Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs.

·  Respect for Fallen Heroes Act of 2006.

·  Veterans’ Housing Opportunity & Benefits Improvement Act of 2006.

·  Veterans Benefits, Health Care & Information Technology Act of 2006.

·  Veteran-Owned Small Business Promotion Act of 2005.

·  Persian Gulf War POW/MIA Accountability Act of 2002.

·  Bring Them Home Alive Act of 2000

·  POW/MIA Memorial Flag Act of 2001

·   Displaying of the POW/MIA Flag over federal bld. & military facilities.

·  Missing Service Personnel Act of 1997

·  The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.