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Military & Veterans Outreach Day Returns Thursday


[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The RI State House.
Editor’s note:  The following information was provided by the Legislative Press and Public Information Bureau. 

STATE HOUSE — The House of Representatives’ annual Military & Veterans Outreach Day returns Thursday, May 19 after a two-year, COVID-19 pandemic-prompted hiatus.

 The event, organized by Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick), gives veterans and their families an opportunity to network and get a greater understanding of the resources available to them. Military & Veterans Outreach Day will run from 2 to 4 p.m.

“This annual event has been very successful, encouraging veterans and military families to become engaged with their state government, and I’m glad that it is returning to the State House,” said Representative Vella-Wilkinson, a Navy veteran who serves

‘Veterans are important part of our constituency and we’d like to see them become more involved in state government.’

on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “Veterans are important part of our constituency and we’d like to see them become more involved in state government. It is also an excellent opportunity for the organizations to network with one another, share resources and maximize services for the veterans community statewide.”

Veterans and their families will be given an opportunity to meet their state representatives and discuss the issues that have an impact on their lives. Participants are invited to come to the Bell Room on the first floor of the State House at 2 p.m. to hear a speaking program. Attendees are invited to stay for the House session, which begins at 4 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. For further information or to participate as an exhibitor, please contact Representative Vella-Wilkinson at (401) 222-2457.

Rob Borkowski
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