POW/MIA Recognition Day

Around 82,000 Americans remain missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf War and other conflicts. Friday, Sept. 17, is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, when Americans are asked to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by the military men and women who are imprisoned or unaccounted for as a result of their military service.

As part of the day of recognition, held each year on the third Friday of September, Americans and businesses should also fly their POW/MIA flags, which commemorate U.S. service members who are recognized prisoners of war (POW) or are missing in action (MIA).

VA Claims and Appeals

COVID-19 delays, benefits changes for Blue Water Navy  and Agent Orange presumptives have added to the claims workload and backlog. 

Vietnam Veterans and their survivors who filed and were denied benefits for one of the three new presumptive conditions, will have their cases automatically reviewed without the need to refile a claim

If you filed a VA Form 10182 with the Board of Veterans Appeals between February 19, 2019, and March 23, 2021, and believe it may have been improperly rejected as untimely- CLICK HERE

Massillon Epworth United Methodist Church Host “Soul Talk”

A VETERAN’S SUPPORT GROUP. Beginning: OCTOBER 20TH, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

(12 Weeks – plus: “Victory Over the Darkness”) AT THE SAM CENTER, (413 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, OH 44646)

A spiritual journey to walk you back to the place of health, wholeness and spiritual renewal.

If you are a veteran who is interested, or know someone who might be interested have them call Epworth United Methodist Church at (330) 832-7271, the SAM Center at (330) 956-6162 or contact Chaplain Les Peine at pineman45@gmail.com. Click here to view the Soul Talk Sharing Plan and schedule.

(Massillon Epworth United Methodist Church is a registered “Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation” and will be working in conjunction with the SAM Center.)

Welcome Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church Madisonville KY


We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation to the VMFC network, Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, Madisonville, Kentucky. Thank you Reverend John Heidel and Lay Leader Christine Thorowgood for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

Epworth United Methodist Church begins “Soul Talk”

Epworth United Methodist Church has been a Lead Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation since November 6, 2018.

Pastor/Air Force Chaplain Les Peine announced his congregation will be starting a Veterans Support Group called “Soul Talk”. Soul Talk is a spiritual journey to walk you back to the place of Spiritual renewal, health and wholeness. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs peer support is a fundamental component of recovery.

Congratulation Pastor Peine and Epworth UMC!.

Welcome Trinity Episcopal Church Fredericksburg VA


We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation to the VMFC network, Trinity Episcopal Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Thank you Reverend Cynthia McKenna and Lay Leader Val Folden for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

Welcome New Midway Baptist Church Kingston TN


We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation to the VMFC network, New Midway Baptist Church in Kingston, Tennessee. Thank you Youth Pastor Nathan Wray for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

Welcome Courtyard Church Fayetteville NC

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation to the VMFC network, Courtyard Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Thank you Lead Minister Tiffany Dahlman, M.Div. and Lay Leader Minister Naomi Arnold, M.Div. for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.