Upcoming fair designed to help veterans
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American Legion Post 320 with cooperation with the American Legion, Texas First and Third Districts, will host a Veterans Benefit Outreach Seminar/Fair, along with a Classic Car Show, military and Gilmer Fire Department equipment on display, to be on Saturday, July 20, at the Gilmer Civic Center, located at 1925 N. Wood St, Gilmer, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This fair will be open to all veterans and families of veterans to find what benefits are available; i.e., home and land loans, DD 214 recovery, service-connected disability claims assistance, counseling, education and jobs, with many more state and federal entitlements.

Bobby Baker and Jerry Holsworth, event coordinators, both said “this is a family affair,” with food, plenty of camaraderie and lots of useful information.

Trained Service Officers from the American Legion, Texas Veterans Commission, and Veterans Affairs will be on hand to provide assistance and information.

The local community is asked to come out and say, “Thanks for serving” to the veterans in this region of Texas.

This fair is all about service to fellow veterans, Holsworth said.

“We invite all veterans of all branches of service, active duty, and members of the Guard and Reserves to join us—learn about the benefits you have earned by serving America, and become one of the Region’s most informed Veteran’s Advocates,” he urged.

In addition to service officers, there will be representatives from many agencies which provide services to veterans and their families; job placements, counseling, and much more. The best part is everything is free.

Baker said that area members of the Patriot Guard will be having a police-escorted “drive-in” in honor of all Veterans that served this great country.

Baker added that “this will be a true sight to behold by the Gilmer Community which has never seen such a display of motorcycles, and members will be available to anyone wishing to talk with the riders.”

“America has never begrudged the expense of taking care of our men and women in uniform who, as President Lincoln stated in 1865, ‘shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan,’” Holsworth said. “We are here to help make that happen.”

For more information. you can contact one of the following: Baker, 903-720-2316; Holsworth, 903- 399-2818; John Brewer, 903-854-4550; or Leroy Anderson, 903-472-2003.
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