Supermarket of Veterans Benefits Day

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

At the Rainwater Conference Center, thousands of vets turned out for the 45th annual Supermarket of Veterans Benefits Day.

Fifty state agencies offering health, education and employment benefits, to name a few, set-up shop to help vets apply for the many benefits and subsidized services available to them.

Organizers called it "one-stop shopping" for our country's heroes.

"This provides an opportunity for them to find out number one, what they are entitled to and then number two, to make application for that benefit," said Tom Cook, with the Department of Veterans Service.

"It was helpful to me because of the fact that I could do everything here," said Chester Wright, the Georgia State Commander. "I don't have to go to Lake City. I don't have to go to all the other agencies to try to find out what the benefits are."

On November 18, Mayor Fretti proclaimed December 15 Supermarket of Veterans Benefits Day in the city of Valdosta.

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