Annual Veteran Information Fair Saturday May 20 at Elk’s Lodge on New Boston Road


The 21st annual Veteran’s Information Fair will take place this Saturday, May 20 at the Texas Elks Lodge #2771 at 3702 New Boston Road from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm and is open to the public. This event is beneficial to all Veterans and is presented by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #278.

Media Release:

21st ANNUAL “VETERANS INFORMATION FAIR” On Saturday, May 20, 2017 (Armed Forces Day) the Texarkana Area Chapter # 278 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (VVA # 278) will host our 21st Annual “Veterans Information Fair” at the Texas Elks Lodge # 2771 at 3702 New Boston Road. It will be open to the public from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.

This “Fair” is to assist veterans, active duty, Reserve & National Guard personnel and their families obtain information from a variety of sources on VA benefits, programs, and other assistance and programs for them and their families. Agencies invited will include: Texas Veterans Commission, Texas WorkForce, VA Outpatient Clinic, VA Medical Center (Shreveport & Little Rock), Vet Center, Social Security Administration, VA Field Office personnel, Arkansas Veterans Affairs, Arkansas WorkForce, Texarkana College and Texas A&M Veterans Counselors, Veterans Service officers, Agency on Aging, Hospice of Texarkana, East Funeral Home, Congressional aides, Lone Star Legal, American Red Cross, and other agencies that may have programs that pertain to Veterans, Active duty, Reserve & National Guard personnel and/or their families.

There is no charge for this service. All area veterans of all eras, all active duty, Reserve and National Guard personnel and their immediate families are invited and urged to attend.

We also plan to have a voter registration drive for both Arkansas & Texas residents.

For more information on upcoming events please call: 870-773-8279, 903-556-1613, 903-824-2727 or 903-628-7216 or email: or go to the VVA # 278 website at: or follow on Facebook.


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