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Veterans Serving Veterans

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The Veterans Sportsmens Association (VSA) started in 2016 when Veterans and Active Duty Military members who belonged to a small, local civilian gun club got together regularly for some range time, and were approached by VET2VET to partner up and host a Veterans Day Dinner and Turkey Shoot to honor Local Veterans. Through the pursuit of Civilian Firearms Instructor Classes,  Certifications and Fundraising, to make the Veterans Day Dinner and Turkey Shoot an annual event, the VSA became a Federally Registered Veterans Nonprofit in 2020. Today the VSA runs multiple Veterans Sporting Events in both New York and Pennsylvania.

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Our Three Core Values



Protect and Preserve the Environment for Current and Future Generations of Veterans Sportsmen


Support and Defend the Constitution of the United States, including the Second Amendment, against all enemies, foreign and domestic



Honor and Respect the Service and Sacrifice of our Fellow Veterans

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Established in 1872 by a Military Veteran

Yellowstone became the 'world's first national park' over 151 years ago. The “first national park” was born on March 1, 1872, when President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act.

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Armed Forces Day

Significance of Armed Forces Day 

Armed Forces Day is a federal holiday observed annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day dedicated to paying tribute to men and women who currently serve in the United States' armed forces. 

History of Armed Forces Day

The inception of this Armed Forces Day dates back to 31 August 1949, it was a day dedicated to honour Americans who were currently serving in the five U.S. military branches – the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard – following the consolidation of the military services in the United States Department of Defence. It was intended to replace the separate Army-, Navy-, Air Force-, Marine Corps- and Coast Guard Days but, today, the separate holidays are still observed independently. On 20 May 1950, the holiday was first observed. The theme for that day was “Teamed for Defence” which expressed the unification of all military forces. Armed Force Day 2024 still remains as a day focused on expanding public knowledge and understanding on what type of job was performed within the army, the role of the military within civilian life and as a day of honor for all those serving in military forces.

Traditions of Armed Forces Day

Traditionally, Armed Forces Day is viewed as a time of honor. The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, open houses, receptions and air shows. Today, many events and activities take place and may include: Multi-service military displays in areas open for the public, various educational activities that teach children about the armed forces and large parades and other local celebrations. The United States' longest continuously running Armed Forces Day Parade is held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Certain types of music are also played at Armed Forces Day 2024 events as a way of showing respect those in the armed forces who died for their country.

When is Armed Forces Day 

Armed Forces Day is a federal holiday and falls on the third Saturday of May, annually. The date on which the holiday falls on, changes each year but the day remains the same

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2024 is on Monday, May 27, a day honoring in the United States those who died serving in the American military. Memorial Day is always commemorated in the US on the last Monday in May. 

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a United States federal holiday that honors all military veterans who have served in the U.S. military and is observed annually on November 11. The Day coincides with Remembrance Day and Armistice Day which marks the anniversary of the end of World War I (ended November 11th). Armed Forces Day honors all men and women who currently serve in the United States Military. We honor those who have died serving in the military on Memorial Day.

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Starting 1 October 2022 the VSA has its own Commercial Office Space

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Starting 1 October 2022 the Veterans Sportsmens Association (VSA) now has its own Commercial Office Space at 1335 Route 44 Pleasant Valley, New York. This is a shared building which will be under the operation of Pleasant Valley Veterans, LLC.

Pleasant Valley Veterans, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of its parent company Mental Health America of Dutchess County, Inc., of 253 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. The Pleasant Valley Veterans, LLC will be a one stop shop for all Veterans services in Dutchess County.

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In 2022 The Veterans Sportsmens Association partnered up with Warriors and Whiskey Veterans Organization to host social events at select distilleries, bars, and other venues around the Hudson Valley Region for our members and guests to unwind and forge new friendships while learning about carefully selected local whiskey. The VSA also hosts a yearly Whiskey, Bourbon and BBQ fundraiser to support local Veterans



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The VSA will be hosting its Fourth Annual Whiskey, Bourbon and BBQ event in September 2024. More information will be available soon...

Warriors & Whiskey believes everyone deserves a fun and engaging way to pursue their passion, and when that passion is whiskey, we couldn’t think of a better way than to distill the greatest whiskey enthusiasts in America into one spirited community.

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Documents in support of the American-Made Heroes Foundation Fund 2024 Grant

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Veterans Serving Veterans

The Veterans Sportsmens Association (VSA) is composed of Veterans and Civilians alike who take pride in honoring All Veterans for their service and sacrifices. 

The Veterans Sportsmens Association (VSA)  is a Federally recognized 501c3 Non-profit Organization, and we are located in Poughkeepsie, New York.

VSA members are 100% nonpaid Volunteers. Absolutely all of the funds generated through fundraising and donations assist local Veterans, Guard, Reserve and Active duty military and their families. We provide Veteran sponsored shooting events, firearms training, and other outdoor activities within the Hudson Valley Region.​

The VSA is a proud member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)

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