FOR RELEASE: Monday, September 19, 2022
For more information, contact: Audry Ricketts at 605-773-8242 or firstname.lastname@example.org (South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs)
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting a “Coffee and Conversation” program in Pierre, SD. Working in partnership with Hughes/Stanley/Sully County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) Janet Beck, the Department wants the opportunity to visit one-on-one with veterans and see what’s brewing!
The “What’s Brewing” program will be held at the American Legion Post 8 cabin in Pierre (520 S. Pierre Street), at 7:00 pm (CT) on Monday, October 3.
“What’s Brewing,” is a great opportunity for us to visit with veterans and hear first-hand about the issues they might be experiencing, as well as allow us an opportunity to brief them on new benefits and services,” said SDDVA Secretary Greg Whitlock. “As the advocate for South Dakota veterans, we need to know what challenges our veterans are facing.”
“We walk among veterans every day and yet may not even realize the magnitude of their sacrifices to serve our country,” said Whitlock.
The SDDVA team and CVSO Beck will address questions about veteran’s benefits; including compensation, education, pension, healthcare, burial, state veterans cemetery, and state veterans home. They will also be prepared to brief veterans on the new Honoring our Pact Act of 2022.
We encourage veterans to join us if they can. As always, they can reach our SDDVA team, at 605.333.6869; or can locate their county or tribal veterans service officer by visiting: https://vetaffairs.sd.gov/veteransserviceofficers/locatevso.aspx.