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Help for veterans

Veterans invited to Sept. 24 fair to learn about benefits, connect with resources


More than 20 organizations that serve military veterans and their families will be available at the West Metro Veterans Fair, 2-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Lakewood Link Recreation Center, 1295 S. Reed St.

Free and open to the public, the fair will allow active, retired and anyone who served in the military and their families to learn about benefits, housing options, health care, employment and counseling. There also will be opportunities for one-on-one discussions with exhibitors at the fair.

Frederick Davis, retired sergeant of the U.S. Army, and Dr. Donald K. Winter from the Denver VA Medical Center will speak to attendees at 3:30 p.m.

The City of Lakewood is hosting the fair to serve the veterans in the community and to assist them with learning about their benefits, resources or organizations serving military personnel. This is the fifth year that Lakewood has hosted a fair to assist residents in connecting with resources to aid in finding a job or with other needed community resources. Previous fairs have served older adults looking for jobs, showcased volunteer opportunities and helped the general public.

For more information about the West Metro Veterans Fair, visit

Posted on: Thursday, August 28, 2014