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West Metro Veterans Fair

Veterans invited to Oct. 1 fair to learn about benefits, connect with resources

More than 17 organizations that serve military veterans and their families will be available at the West Metro Veterans Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway.

Free and open to the public, the West Metro Veterans Fair will allow active, retired and anyone who served in the military and their families to learn about benefits, housing options, health care, employment and counseling. There also will be opportunities for one-on-one discussions with exhibitors at the fair.

A light lunch will be served at 11 a.m., and Chief Master Sgt. James R. Hoefs, command chief of the 140th Wing of the Air National Guard at Buckley Air Force Base, and Staff Sgt. Dean Sanchez of the U.S. Marine Corps will speak to attendees at 11:30 a.m. in the Cultural Center theater.

The City of Lakewood is hosting the fair to serve the veterans in the community and to assist them with learning about their benefits, resources or organizations serving military personnel. This is the fourth year that Lakewood has hosted a fair to assist residents in connecting with resources to aid in finding a job or other needed community resources. Previous fairs have served older adults looking for jobs and volunteer opportunities and the general public.

For more information about the West Metro Veterans Fair, visit
Posted on: Thursday, August 29, 2013