Veterans Corner: Port Angeles Stand Down is Oct. 4

There will be a Veteran’s Benefits Seminar from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the American Legion Hall, 107 E. Prairie St. Veteran Service Officers from the American Legion will be discussing a number of benefits that are available, how they work, how to apply for them and more.

Assured Hospice and Discovery Memory Care are sponsoring the event. It is free and refreshments will be provided. If you are a veteran, spouse of a veteran or a surviving spouse of a veteran please come and get your questions answered.

Welcome back to DAR

Michael Trebert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will start their year with a “Welcome Back to MT DAR” meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis S.t, Port Angeles.

There will be introduction of officers, distribution of yearbooks, discussion of how the chapter functions and the plan for the year laid out. If you are interested in becoming a member or have questions, please contact me at cdrlgilchrist@gmail.com.

Stand down in Port Angeles

Voices For Veterans hold the Port Angeles Stand Down on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Clallam County Fairgrounds.

Stand downs are focused on providing services to veterans. There is a hot breakfast and lunch. Service providers from the VA and many other agencies are there, medical and dental screenings can be given, haircuts, etc. All of this is free to veterans.

Please come out and get your questions answered, find out who can help you, meet other veterans and visit the clothing room to be prepared for winter.

‘Culture of Veterans’

Veteran Community Partners presents “The Culture of Veterans: Better Serving Those Who Served,” from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 27, at Olympic Medical Center’s Linkletter Room, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles. The speaker is Peter Schmidt, Director of Behavioral Health for the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs.

Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited so please RSVP to Caitlin Charles at 360-582-3796 or caitlin.charles@lhcgroup.com. All are welcome.

Contributors: American Legion, Carl Bradshaw, thbkdragon@yahoo.com; MOAA & DAR, Lorri Gilchrist, cdrlgilchrist@gmail.com; Marine Corps League, Mark Schildknecht, markisin2day@gmail.com; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela, eletteor@msn.com; Fleet Reserve Association, Marty Arnold, martinarnold2001@yahoo.com; Voices For Veterans, John Brasch, voicesforveterans@yahoo.com; VFW, Art Thomas, sequimvfwpost4760@gmail.com.

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