West Virginia and Logan County specifically have high concentrations of veterans for their relative sizes, so with the aim of connecting veterans around the area with the supportive services and programs that they are entitled to, the Henlawson Veterans Center will host an informal gathering sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 308 Thursday June 25 at 6 p.m. with refreshments, speakers and information about available supportive services.
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 organize volunteer opportunities as well as outdoor and family activities like horse riding, hiking, kayaking and fishing.
Those seeking more information are encouraged to call 304-752-2110 or 304-946-4885.