Vet center meeting


By Owen Wells - [email protected]



With the goal of connecting veterans to supportive services and a social network of brothers and sisters in arms, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 308 will host its monthly meeting Aug. 20 at the Henlawson Veterans Center.

West Virginia and Logan County specifically have high concentrations of veterans for their relative sizes, and the group is pushing to connect veterans with the services and programs they are entitled to while engaging them in social and community projects.

Troy Varney, chapter president of the Veteran’s Center in Henlawson, explained the meetings saying, “It’s to let the veterans know what they are entitled to and who to see for them to get those benefits because they are not aware of all of the assistance they can get in the community. We are aiming these events for all of the veterans after the Vietnam War. There are a lot of veterans out there from this era that need assistance, and we are going to do this for 12 months and hope it gets better every month. You could be wasting your life if you don’t come in and find out what benefits are out there for you. It was 20 years before I came here as Vietnam vet, and most of my generation was the same way. War is our common ground, and we want the new generation of veterans to come in with their peers so we can help them find what they are entitled to.”

This meeting will be utilized to further adapt and distill the group’s mission statement. Anyone seeking more information are encouraged to call 304-752-2110 or 304-946-4885.

By Owen Wells

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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

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