HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania service members and veterans of all military branches and components are invited to attend the Pennsylvania Veterans Appreciation Symposium & Expo slated from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Lebanon County. Spouses and family members are welcome to attend.
"Whether you are recently transitioning back to civilian life or simply need help navigating a complex system of federal VA programs and benefits, our symposium and expo is for you," said Brig. Gen. Jerry Beck Jr., deputy adjutant general for veterans affairs. "We will provide attendees with an opportunity to attend top-notch presentations, meet one-on-one with vendors and exhibitors that can address their particular needs and encourage opportunities for them to build camaraderie with fellow veterans."
This free event, co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) and Veteran Community Initiatives, Inc. (VCI), will also include special events throughout the day recognizing Gold Star Mothers/Families, Medal of Honor recipients, and Vietnam veterans as part of the commonwealth's participation in the Department of Defense's Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Program.
Also being held that day, adjacent to the Veterans Appreciation Symposium & Expo at Fort Indiantown Gap, is the March For The Fallen (MFTF). The MFTF is a day-long community event with road marches of 28 and 14 miles, a 5 kilometer run and a 1 kilometer kids run to honor the memory of all who have fallen in defense of our nation. More information on the MFTF can be found at http://www.gapmwr.com/march-for-the-fallen.
Veteran Community Initiative, Inc. is seeking sponsors, donors, vendors and exhibitors to underwrite the Veterans Appreciation Symposium & Expo. To find out how you or your business can support the event, please contact Tom Caulfield, VCI director, at (814) 255-0355. For more information about the Veterans Appreciation Symposium & Expo visit www.vciinc.org.
MEDIA CONTACT: Joan Z. Nissley, 717-861-8720
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs