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Expo Links Veterans to Services

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There are a lot of resources available to veterans, active duty personnel and their families, but often times finding out about those resources can be a daunting task.

The County of San Diego and several community partners are sponsoring a Veterans, Military and Families Benefit Expo on Monday at the War Memorial Building in Balboa Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Those who serve in our military and their families make a tremendous sacrifice on behalf of our country, whether it is veterans or active duty service members,” said Nick Macchione, Director of the County Health and Human Services Agency. “This event is just one example of how our community is working together to support our military families.”

The event will give veterans and family members an opportunity to obtain information and assistance from County Veteran Services and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with benefits and support services. The event supports Live Well San Diego, the County vision for a healthy, safe and thriving region.

Several non-profit organizations will be on hand to discuss their resources and health screenings will be available.

If you will be applying for veteran benefits, you are reminded to bring your necessary paperwork such as a DD214, income statement, marriage certificate, death certificate or power of attorney.

A ceremony will also be held honoring all veterans for their service and commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. 

Tom Christensen is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact