Military ‘Welcome Home’ Event to Be Held in Crystal City

by ARLnow.com May 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm 2,100 2 Comments

The Veterans Administration is holding its annual “Welcome Home Celebration” for hundreds of returning combat veterans in Crystal City next weekend.

The event, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott (1700 Jefferson Davis Highway), will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. It will serve to educate returning veterans, active duty service personnel and their family members about the VA’s benefits and health care service, through on-site enrollment services, health screenings and benefits counseling.

There will also be a job fair for Iraq and Afghanistan vets, as well as family-friendly entertainment, music and a free lunch.

Flickr pool photo by Knascar

  • CrystalMikey

    Good on the VA. As a vet myself, I’d love to go there and shake all their hands.

  • dynaroo

    A good time to remember homeless vets. The VA estimates that 107,000 vets are homeless on any given night. I wonder if any are in Arlington’s shelters or on our streets.

    This organization advocates for homeless vets: http://www.nchv.org


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