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American Legion hosts meeting on VA benefits
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American Legion Post 180, 1011 Kansas, Great Bend, will host a meeting for all veterans and their families who wish to learn more about their earned VA benefits from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. on Wednesday. Veterans and their families who have specific questions regarding VA benefits are urged to attend this meeting. We’d also like to extend a personal invitation to eligible veterans and spouses to join our organization and take part in the many programs and services available. 
The country’s largest veterans service organization, The American Legion, assists more veterans and their dependents in filing for benefits through service in the Armed Forces than any other group or organization. American Legion members authored the original GI Bill of Rights during World War II and have pioneered many veterans programs including compensation for veterans exposed to radiation and Agent Orange, while investigations into Gulf War Syndrome are ongoing.
The Sept. 18 meeting is part of the 7th District American Legion Family’s Veterans Affairs Tour (ALVA) when State and District Officers visit each of the over 325 American Legion Posts throughout Kansas.