County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
March 29, 2019

Freeholders mark Vietnam War Veterans Day

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders is marking Vietnam War Veterans Day by thanking those who have served, continue to serve and reminding Monmouth County veterans of the services the County offers to them and their families.

Established in 2007, Vietnam War Veterans Day was created as a way to honor American Vietnam veterans for their service and sacrifice. President Donald Trump signed into law the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, which designated March 29 of each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

“Today we honor the nine million American Vietnam War Veterans for their service to this great country and those who continue to serve through the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) organization,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “There are more than 81,000 members of the VVA who have dedicated themselves to helping other veterans, their communities and active military.”

VVA offers veterans claims assistance, financial advising, job placement, outreach programs, government relations, donation collection and access to informative publications.

“It is important to recognize our veterans, who have sacrificed so much and performed selfless acts of courage through their service. The Monmouth County Veterans Services Office strives to assist past, present and future veterans,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Monmouth County Veterans Services Office and Chairperson of the Veterans Subcommittee of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority. “Veterans and their families can find out more about their entitled benefits through the Veterans Services Office locations in Freehold and Fort Monmouth.”

The Veterans Services Office provides a variety of services to help veterans and their dependents obtain assistance in applying for service-connected compensation and benefits and other earned entitlements through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Veterans Services office can help veterans to complete paperwork, obtain medical access and secure transportation to and from medical appointments. In addition, veterans will receive assistance connecting to a host of services such as therapy for PTSD, substance abuse disorders, employment counseling and vocational training.

For more information call the Monmouth County Veterans Service Office at 732-683-8675.

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