The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not   John 1:5 
                                                                                 

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         The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs recognizes the Patriot Project® as a National Veterans Organization aimed at reducing the Nations Veteran suicide rate.


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In memoriam: Eric L.Andrews


                     March 21, 1969   - January 25, 2019

                          United States Navy, Gulf War


 So long for now my friend, thank you my Brother, not only for your service with the Patriot Project, but to this country as well. You always put others before yourself.

Sail on Brother, sail on.                                                                   

                                                                                                                   Kenny

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Veterans need a coordinated effort that provides secure housing, nutritional meals, basic physical health care, substance abuse care and aftercare, mental health counseling, personal development and empowerment. Additionally, Veterans need job assessment, training and placement assistance.

 We strongly believes that all programs to assist veterans must focus on helping them obtain and sustain employment. Veteran Force  Employment Services has a network of employment agencies and Vocational Rehabilitation Organizations that are  instrumental in securing employment for Veterans. The Patriot Project hosts Job Fairs periodically where local businesses are invited to meet with Veterans that are entering or reentering  the job market.

  120th VFW National Convention 


Orlando, Fla., has been selected to host the 120th VFW National Convention, July 20-24, 2019.


Every year, thousands of VFW and Auxiliary delegates gather to represent the organization’s total membership of nearly 1.6 million at the weeklong convention. While there, our mission is to approve new national priorities to guide our organization as we lobby Congress on issues important to the nation’s veterans, service members and their families.

This year Patriot Project founder Kenny Joseph DeAndrea will speak on the subject of Veteran suicide and what we can do as an organization to help. Kenny, a former U.S. Marine and a survivor of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head will take the stage July 21st at 6:00 pm.
Convention delegates also elect new leadership, as well as recognize prominent individuals and organizations for their support of veterans and military personnel.
Save the date for the 120th VFW National Convention, and stay tuned for more information as the convention draws closer.


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          MORE ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL DIED BY SUICIDE THAN WERE KILLED IN COMBAT

In 2012 alone, an estimated 6,500 former military personnel died by suicide. More active duty veterans, 177, succumbed to suicide that year than were killed in combat, 176. The Army suffered 52% of the suicides from all branches.

In 2013, the VA released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010, which showed that roughly 22 veterans were dying by suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes. Some sources suggest that this rate may be undercounting suicides. A recent analysis found a suicide rate among veterans of about 30 per 100,000 population per year, compared with the civilian rate of 14 per 100,000. However, the comparison was not adjusted for age and sex.

The total number of suicides differs by age group; 31% of these suicides were by veterans 49 and younger while 69% were by veterans aged 50 and older.

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 ST. PAUL, MN SEPT 19,2018 by Emma Tompkins

pictured left, Patriot Project`s Chairman, Kenny Joseph DeAndrea met with St.Paul Mayor, Melvin Carter to discuss what we all can do to help Veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI. " Veterans need to know that we care" said DeAndrea, that we`re here for them and that we will do all that we can to help them.

DeAndrea himself a survivor of a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head,  has now become a crusader for the 22 Veterans that will end their life every day in America.

He then said, " I was trained as a U.S. Marine never to leave anyone behind, I've got 22 Veterans to save today, who`s with me" ?

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                   Are you interested in our programs? for more information call (888) 842-1088

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