Barry Donadio​ 

United States Of America




























Veterans Advocate

"It is the duty and moral obligation of the citizen populace of a nation to assist, care for, admire and love their Military Veterans" Barry Donadio 2017


"Did you know that when I was a young boy, I met many Veterans of the First World War? It is hard to image that they are all gone now. What nice people they were and they always shared their experiences with you if you asked them to. I was so proud to have the opportunity to meet them. I always thanked them for their service to United States and I will never forget them. I sometimes have wondered if they were cared for the way Veterans are today. " Barry Donadio 2017


Thank a Veteran!

Did you ever wonder what you can do to help Veterans? The emotional impact on a Veteran when simply thanking them can be highly positive. Taking the time to ask them about their experiences is beneficial to the Veteran and the listener. If you have a Veteran in your family or know one, take a moment to express your appreciation for what they did for our nation. Don't wait for Veteran's Day to come once a year.

If you're a Veteran

No matter if you served in a war zone or somewhere in the United States during peace time, you are a Veteran and your service is highly appreciated. No matter what role you filled, it was your initial act to choose to serve our nation is what is vital.

Veterans still want to serve their country even after

their Military obligations

The truth is, many Veterans have a strong urge to serve the public and their country long after they are out of Military service. Sometimes this can be difficult due to physical or mental injury that they may have suffered during their service.

If you are a Veteran, you may want to consider serving America in some of the ways listed below. Consider some ideas listed below:

Serving in the Volunteer or paid Fire Department

Serving in the Volunteer or paid Ambulance Services

Serving and helping other Veterans as an advocate

Sharing your experiences with community groups or schools

Serving in the Auxiliary or paid Police Department

Serving as a Park Ranger in your county or state

Serving as Ski Patrol in your county or state

Serving in the Court System in your county or state

Become involved in politics and improve conditions for the public

Write a historical book or a book detailing your experiences

Become an artist. Paint what you have seen and experienced

Planting herbs, vegetables, trees and flowers in your community

Lead a Veterans or community group

Become a Boy Scout or Girl Scout Leader

Are you a Veteran?

You can still serve the United States in the:

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

" I asked a Vietnam Veteran what I can do for him to prove that we appreciate him for his service to the country. The Veteran replied in a very serious manner

"You should thank us with a parade"

Barry Donadio 2017

We are planning a parade! Want to Help?

Many Veterans performed their Military service and were discharged never receiving any thanks or closure. A parade to show our appreciation will be held and is in the planning stage. The parade will be held on Kent Island in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. ALL Veterans will be welcomed.

Active Military

Syrian War Veterans

Iraq War Veterans

Afghan War Veterans

Persian Gulf War Veterans

Vietnam War Veterans

Korean War Veterans

WWII War Veterans

I am looking for community group sponsors, company sponsors and advocates to assist in making this a successful event.

Barry Donadio is currently seeking input from U.S. Military Veterans regarding improving benefits for Veterans and how he can help foster positive outcomes for Veterans and their families.

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Important Veteran Links

Department of Veteran Affairs

USA.gov Veterans Page

Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs

National Council for Aging Care's guide on Military Veteran Benefit Options

You may want to consider joining these Veteran Groups

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

American Legion

Amvets

DAV

CVW

Private opportunities and resources for Veterans

socialworklicensure.org

Assisted Living Benefits For Veterans

America's Vet Dogs