Rome, GA Latest City to Plan Local Iraq and Afghanistan War Veteran Parade
While the Department of Defense (DoD) holds back on plans for a national parade, many U.S. cities are seeking to hold their own festivities to honor Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans. Rome, Georgia is planning on a parade followed by a festival at the Forum on Saturday, June 16 starting at 11 a.m. EST. The event is open to everyone – civilians, veterans, and active duty military – and will feature live entertainment, food, and children’s activities.
To support the disabled veteran population, the Veterans Affairs of Atlanta will be on hand to provide assistance to the veterans and their families. Several local government representatives are to be in attendance, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will have a “benefits superstore” tent set up with food and opportunities for veterans to connect with the VA to learn about the various benefits available to them.
The Wounded Warrior Project will also be present, bringing in wounded soldiers and their families who are receiving treatment at Forts Benning, Stewart, and Gordon. The day-long event hopes to not only honor the soldiers who participated in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but also help connect them to the VA in the event they are in need of veterans disability benefits or other support as they return to civilian life.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-(800)-800-3332.