21st ANNUAL "VETERANS INFORMATION FAIR"
Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 9:00 am to 1:00 p.m.
On Saturday, May 20, 2017 (Armed Forces Day) the Texarkana Area Chapter # 278 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (VVA # 278) will host our 21st Annual "Veterans Information Fair" at the Texas Elks Lodge # 2771 at 3702 New Boston Road. It will be open to the public from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.
This "Fair" is to assist veterans, active duty, Reserve & National Guard personnel and their families obtain information from a variety of sources on VA benefits, programs, and other assistance and programs for them and their families.
Agencies to be invited will include: Texas Veterans Commission, Texas WorkForce, VA Outpatient Clinic, VA Medical Center (Shreveport & Little Rock), Vet Center, Social Security Administration, VA Field Office personnel, Arkansas Veterans Affairs, Arkansas WorkForce, Texarkana College and Texas A&M Veterans Counselors, Veterans Service officers, Agency on Aging, Hospice of Texarkana, East Funeral Home, Congressional aides, Lone Star Legal, American Red Cross, and other agencies that may have programs that pertain to Veterans, Active duty, Reserve & National Guard personnel and/or their families.
There is no charge for this service. All area veterans of all eras, all active duty, Reserve and National Guard personnel and their immediate families are invited and urged to attend. We also plan to have a voter registration drive for both Arkansas & Texas residents.
For more information please call: 870-773-8279, 903-556-1613, 903-824-2727 or 903-628-7216; email: USMCgreg@aol.com; go to the VVA #278 website at vva278.org; or find us on Facebook at Vietnam Veterans of America #278
MEMORIAL DAY 2017
Memorial Day is the day set aside for Americans to remember and honor those Americans who gave the ultimate sacrifice while in the uniform of the United States military while on duty.
Again this year we will have four (4) Memorial Day services in Texarkana. The first one will be Sunday, may 28 at East Memorial Gardens on Hwy 67 East, out past the airport. This service is hosted by East Memorial Gardens and the Texarkana Area Veterans Council and will begin at 2:00 pm. The next service will be held Monday, May 29 at 11:00 am at the Miller County Courthouse. It is hosted by the American Legion. Immediately after that service we will form up for the annual Memorial Day Walk which will take everyone to the Korea/Vietnam Memorial where we, Vietnam Veterans of America # 278, will host the next service beginning at approximately 11:45 am. This will be our 34th Memorial Day service at this site. You might want to bring lawn chairs.
The last service will begin at 1:00 pm at Hillcrest Cemetery on Hwy 67 West hosted by Texarkana Funeral Home. We encourage everyone to attend these services!
For those who cannot attend these services (and those that do) the National Moment of Remembrance will be observed at 3:00 pm local time all across America. Please take a moment and remember those that gave their lives so that we may enjoy the freedoms and liberties we have! They deserve at least that much! Remember those that gave so much!
If we, as Americans, cannot honor and remember those that died protecting us and our freedoms, then in my opinion, we do not deserve to be free!!!