FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 05, 2010


Missouri Veterans Commission to Host a Veterans Town Hall Meeting November 16 2010 at the UMSL Millennium Student Center


The Missouri Veterans Commission will hold a Veterans Town Hall meeting at the Millennium Student Center, Century Room A on the University of Missouri – St. Louis campus, One University Boulevard, on Tuesday, November 16 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Building on the success of last year's statewide series of veterans listening posts, the town hall forum invites veterans and the public to receive answers to their questions about federal and state veteran's benefits and share their concerns about the issues veterans are facing now and in the future. Service Officers will also be available so veterans can file for benefits.
On hand to answer questions will be a panel comprised of the Missouri Veterans Commission, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Service Organizations, and other benefits and healthcare experts.
Presentations will be given by Rebecca Bradley, Minority Veteran Coordinator for the Missouri Veterans Commission on Minority Veterans issues, and by Ben Miller, Commanding Officer of the UMSL Veterans Student Organization who will talk about Student Veteran issues.
"We learned last year through the Veterans Listening Posts that knowledge of all the available state and federal benefits as well as access to those benefits is a primary concern of all veterans and their families," said Veterans Commission Executive Director Larry Kay, "the town hall forum is a continuation of the listening posts to allow veterans to ask questions and continue to gain a better understanding of their benefits."
The Missouri Veterans Commission operates seven State Veterans Homes, six State Veterans Cemeteries, and the Veterans Services Program.  The Commission is committed to honoring and serving Missouri's Veterans whose dedication and sacrifices have preserved our nation and its freedoms.  For more information about the Missouri Veterans Commission programs, call 573-751-3779 or access the Missouri Veterans Commission webpage at http://www.mvc.dps.mo.gov                                                              -30-

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For more information, call 573-522-1421 or e-mail [email protected]