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As published by Kathy Welsh of HVNN, "The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Hudson Valley Health Care System will be hosting a town hall for Veterans, family members and the public on Thursday, Jan. 12, 11:00 a.m., at the Castle Point campus Multipurpose Room, 41 Castle Point Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
The meeting is intended to provide local Veterans an open forum and for VA officials to hear directly from beneficiaries.
Topics featured will be improvement of services, including construction updates, new Dental clinic, new Urgent Room and the Well Star Program.
The meeting is open to the public, and VA is inviting Congressional stakeholders, Veteran Service Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, and other community partners."
Veterans and their families will have the opportunity to learn about services and resources. The Veterans Appreciation Day event celebrates all those who have honorably served our country. From the Dutchess County Tourism website: "There will be representatives from various county, federal, and state governments to provide information about programs and services for veterans, including presentations regarding home financing programs and health insurance options".
Hudson Valley Veterans Alliance
The horse-drawn War Wagon was brought to fruition by Frank Castella, Sr. in order to honor our Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Dutchess County Veterans' and local veteran service agencies will be having a "Hudson Valley's Veterans' Appreciation Day Celebration" at Dutchess Stadium, 1500 NY-9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Gates open 5:00pm; pre-game ceremony 6:00pm; game starts 7:05pm; followed by fireworks. Veterans are entitled to up to four tickets. Each ticket includes admission, food and soft drink voucher, and a ball cap.
Events We Have Supported
The following is an excerpt from Terry Stackhouse's TWC News article 'Christmas Comes Early for Veterans in Poughkeepsie': Christmas arrived early for some veterans in Dutchess County Friday as truckloads of gifts were delivered to a home for veterans in Poughkeepsie. But veterans living in the Liberty Station apartment building didn’t ask for much this Christmas. “Nobody was expecting to get all this. This is a true miracle,” said veteran Steven Thompson. Residents received a warm meal and gifts thanks to a newly-created “Adopt a Vet” gift-giving program organized and promoted by County Legislator Angela Flesland.