20th Annual Veteran’s Information Fair this Saturday May 21


The 20th annual veteran’s information fair will be held on Saturday May 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge located at 3702 New Boston Road in Texarkana, Texas.

On Saturday, May 21, 2016 (ARMED FORCES DAY) The Texarkana Area Chapter # 278 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (VVA # 278) will host the 20th annual “Veteran’s Information Fair” at the Elk’s Lodge # 2771 at 3702 New Boston Road in Texarkana. It will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..

This “fair” is to assist Veterans and their families, active duty, reserve, and National Guard personnel and their families obtain information from a variety of sources on VA benefits, programs, and other assistance for them and their families.

Agencies invited include: Texas Veterans Land Board, Texas Veteran’s Commission, Texas Workforce Commission, Texarkana VA Outpatient Clinic, VA Medical Center (Shreveport), Vet Center (Shreveport) their Mobile Unit is also planning to attend, Social Security Administration, Christus St. Michael’s, Funeral Specialists from East Funeral Home, Area Agency on Aging, Hospice of Texarkana, Serenity Hospice, VA Counselors, Lone Star Legal Aid, and Veterans service representatives, Texas A&M Student Counselors, and others that may pertain to veterans and active duty, reserve, and National Guard personnel’s needs and programs.

There is not charge for this service. All area veterans of all eras, all Active, Reserve, and National Guard personnel and their families are invited and urged to attend. A voter’s registration drive will also be held for Arkansas and Texas residents.

For more information please call: 870/773-8279 (leave message), OR 903/824-2727, 903/628-7216, OR E-MAIL AT: USMCgreg@aol.com or log onto www.vva278.org


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